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 14,000 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.
Here at UND, any student interested in meteorology or atmospheric science is encouraged to become a part of the local chapter of the American Meteorological Society. The purpose is to promote the education and interest in the atmospheric and related sciences, as well as build relationships among students that share a common interest in these areas.
The local chapter here at UND meets on campus every other Tuesday. Throughout the year we organize and participate in a wide variety of activities. Many of our programs are designed to spread the word about meteorology to the children and young adults in the community through things like the Girl Scouts Weather Workshop, speaking to students in the classroom, and participating in the Super Science Saturday. At the same time, a lot of our activities are geared towards benefiting the students in the organization through specialized training and general education such as SkyWarn Spotter Training, visiting the National Weather Service, or touring weather broadcast stations. We also hold various fundraisers throughout the year which give the group the chance to participate in many fun activities like playing broomball, trick-or-treating at Halloween, or going on a weekend trip in the spring. Any UND student who has an interest in meteorology and atmospheric and related sciences is encouraged to join AMS!
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