23rd Annual Student Conference

Abstract Information

Abstracts are closed! The deadline was 14 September 2023 at 11:59 PM EDT.

Abstract Fee and Author Instructions
All presenters must also register for the meeting.

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It’s Our Turn: Tackling Our Changing Environment

The 23rd Annual AMS Student Conference will take place 27-28 January 2024, the weekend before the main AMS annual meeting. The Student Conference provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to broaden their horizons, cultivate new skills, hear from leaders in the weather, water, and climate enterprise, and network with fellow students and professionals.  Attendees also have the opportunity to participate in workshops to help with their professional development as well as attend the Graduate School and Career Fair to help with planning the next step in their career.  Students also have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by presenting their work at the Student Conference Poster Session.  The full program will be available in October 2023 and it is our intention to offer both in-person and virtual participation options at this time.     

The 2024 AMS Student Conference is excited to hold a student poster contest at the AMS Student Conference poster session on Sunday, January 28, 2024! 

Please view this page for information and resources for student competitions, including the rubric used at the Student Conference Poster Competition.

The Student Conference is open to any undergraduate or graduate student who is an active AMS Student Member or Member–Graduate Student. Apply for/renew membership here if necessary before registering. Student Conference registration is separate from AMS Annual Meeting registration. 

Call for Papers

Abstract submissions will be open from June - September 2023.  All students presenting at the Student Conference will be assigned a poster presentation.  There is no cost to submit an abstract to the student conference.  Students are able to submit the same abstract for both the Student Conference and for the AMS Annual Meeting. Please note the same title cannot be submitted twice. To submit the abstract to the Student Conference and a participating conference/ symposia, please modify the title.  Presenters must be an AMS Student Member for 2024 and will also need to register for the Student Conference.  Registration for the conference will open in October 2023.   

 The Student Conference solicits abstracts in the following topics:

  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Applied Meteorology and Climatology
  • Atmospheric Chemistry, Aerosols, and Air Quality
  • Aviation
  • Boundary Layer Meteorology
  • Climate
  • Communication and Social Science
  • Data Assimilation and Numerical Weather Prediction
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Extreme Weather Events
  • Fire Weather
  • GIS
  • Hydrometeorology and Flooding
  • Lightning
  • Mesoscale Meteorology
  • Mountain Meteorology
  • Observations and Instrumentation
  • Operational and Local Meteorology
  • Polar Meteorology
  • Radar Meteorology
  • Space Weather
  • Synoptic Meteorology
  • Tropical Meteorology
  • Winter Weather

Questions regarding the poster session can be directed to the poster session chairs Melissa Piper ([email protected]) and Dillon Blount ([email protected]). 

Student Award Opportunities

AMS offers financial assistance for students to attend the annual meeting in the form of Student Travel Grants and the Student Assistant Program.  Applications for these programs are typically due in early October.  More information on these opportunities can be found on the AMS Annual Meeting Page


If you are attending and/or presenting at a conference or symposium during the Annual Meeting, students are also encouraged to check the Student Awards Opportunities page for additional travel and presentation award opportunities.   

Conference Contacts

For additional information, please contact the program chairs: Dillon Blount ([email protected]), Angelie Nieves Jiménez ([email protected]), and Melissa Piper ([email protected]).