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Meet NOAA Education at the American Meteorological Society 2018 meeting

Your guide to education posters, presentations, sessions, and more at AMS 2018.
January 5, 2018 The American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting is a major yearly gathering for atmospheric scientists. NOAA Education staff and NOAA supported students will be joining the weather, water, and climate research community in Austin, Texas from January 7–11. Here is a round up of our presentations and events.
Education and Outreach Specialist Nina Jackson educates kids about NOAA Satellite and Information Service and provides educational material on weather, satellites, climate and the environment at the NOAA booth during the American Meteorological Society's WeatherFest event.

1. Stop by the NOAA booth.

Come visit us at booth 301 in the exhibit hall. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor. We will be offering in-booth presentations and resources throughout the AMS 2018offsite link conference. 


2. Launch your career in atmospheric sciences.

Connor Dennhardt, a 2015 Pathways Intern, releases weather ballon in El Paso, Texas.
AMS Career Fairoffsite link

Saturday, 6 Jan. 2018, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Exhibit Hall 5
Sunday, 7 Jan. 2018, 6:15–8:15 p.m., Exhibit Hall 5

The Career Fair is an excellent opportunity for job seekers and organizations to network. NOAA staff will be discussing student opportunities. The Career Fair is open to all attendees of the Annual Meeting on Sunday and the Student Conference on Saturday.

Student opportunities at the NOAA Boothoffsite link

Wednesday, 10 Jan. 2017, 3:30–4:00 p.m., Booth 301


3. Explore your world through NOAA data visualizations and technology.

Hollings Scholar Amber Liggett filming an Owlie Skywarn video during her education and outreach internship with the National Weather Service.

NOAA not only has access to a vast array of data on Earth's ocean and atmosphere, the agency also has amazing visualization platforms. NOAA will be presenting tools from the NOAA Visualization Lab, Data in the Classroom, and Science On a Sphere®

Thinking Globally: Enhancing Learning with NOAA Earth System Data Visualization Tools—SOS, SOSx, NOAA Viewoffsite link

Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, 9:00–9:15 a.m., Ballroom C

Data in the Classroom: New Tools for Engaging Students with Dataoffsite link

Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, 2:15–2:30 p.m., Ballroom C


4. Support diversity in the weather enterprise.

NOAA's Diversity and Professional Advancement Working Group hosted a discussion on The STEM Gap: Millennials as Agents of Change at the the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill. Attendees included NOAA Educational Partnership with Minority-Serving Institutions undergraduate scholars, Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellows, and Capitol Hill Interns.
Colour of Weather Receptionoffsite link

Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, 7:00–9:00 p.m., 408 (Hilton)

All are welcome! Colour of Weather was formed to promote greater inclusion and access of people from all backgrounds in the Geosciences. The event is co-sponsored by the NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology.

Building Mentoring Relationships Between Alumni and Students of Jackson State Universityoffsite link

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2017, 11:00–11:15 a.m., Ballroom C

National Weather Service and the NOAA-Education Collaborative Science Center Project: Shaping a Diverse and Scientifically Capable Workforce through Collaborative Researchoffsite link

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, 11:30–11:45 a.m., Ballroom C

Increasing Participation through NOAA's Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutionsoffsite link

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, 11:45 a.m–12:00 p.m., Ballroom C

Trends in Federally Employed Women and Minorities in STEM at the Leading U.S. Science Agenciesoffsite link

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, 3:45–5:20 p.m., Exhibit Hall 3


5. Meet NOAA supported students.

Joseph Lilek, a NOAA Hollings Scholar from the University of Kansas, presenting his poster at the AMS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA (Photo Credit: John Baek).

Nineteen students supported by the NOAA Hollings Scholarship and Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions will be showcasing their research at AMS 2018. Drop by their posters and presentations to network with and learn from these talented scholars.

NOAA-supported student presentations (PDF)


6. Join us at WeatherFest!

WeatherFest participants test out 'The HotSeat' severe weather forecasting simulation from NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory.

WeatherFestoffsite link is an event for teachers, students, families, weather enthusiasts of all ages. Join NOAA and many other exhibitors for a fascinating look at weather, water, and climate. WeatherFest takes place at the Austin Convention Center in Exhibit Hall 1 from 12–4:00 p.m., Sunday, January 7, 2018.