AMS Student Chapter
The KU AMS club is an active local chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) established in 1992. The club is open to KU students of all majors with an interest in meteorology. The chapter sponsors both social and academic events, and is a great way for students to meet one another.
KU AMS has sponsored events every month and some include:
- Science Olympiad
- Severe Weather Symposium
- Atmospheric Science Info Night
- KU Severe Weather Awareness Week
- Field trips to local news stations, operational forecasting centers, and more
- Networking/Career events
Club meetings are tentatively held on the first Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. in Lindley 405. Membership dues are $10, cash or check. Please make checks payable to the “KU AMS Club”. Membership dues can be turned in to the club treasurer, Evan Direnzo. Visit our Facebook page for more information.
2019-2020 KU AMS Club Officers
The KU AMS club encourages students to become national AMS members, as well. The benefits of being a member include discounts on AMS books and conference fees, networking opportunities, and scholarship eligibility.
About the AMS:
“The American Meteorological Society promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications. Founded in 1919, AMS has a membership of more than 11,000 professionals, professors, students, and weather enthusiasts. AMS publishes nine atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic journals — in print and online — sponsors more than 12 conferences annually, and offers numerous programs and services.” (Source: AMS website)
More information about the AMS, as well as a membership application materials, can be found through the American Meteorological Society.