The New Year began with the 96th Annual American Meteorological Society (AMS) Meeting!  NCAS consistently exhibits, participates, and presents research at AMS; and 2016 proved to be a success, with significant NCAS presence.

At the Career Fair, NCAS exhibited opportunities for students; NCAS kept the families and children smiling by performing science demonstrations at Weather Fest; and over 200 atmospheric-enthusiasts came to our 15th Annual Colour of Weather diversity, networking reception.

Career Fair – January 9, 10

The 15th Annual AMS Student Conference and Career Fair was sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Student Conference Planning Committee.  NCAS Fellows promoted and informed students about graduate and undergraduate opportunities.

WeatherFest – January 10

WeatherFest is an interactive four-hour science and weather fair designed to instill a love for math and science in children of all ages and to spark a young person’s interest in this area so they may consider a career in these and other science and engineering fields.

Colour of Weather (CoWx) – January 10

Bridging the Gap by Building Diverse Relationships

NCAS, Colour of Weather, Inc., the Howard University Chapter of Graduate Student Association of Atmospheric Science (GSAAS), AMS, and the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) co-sponsored the 15th annual networking and diversity reception.

There were informal remarks from Vice Admiral Manson Brown, Deputy Administrator for Observations and Prediction, NOAA; and Ms. Wanda A. Sigur, Vice President and General Manager of Civil Space, Space Systems Company, Lockheed Martin. The event also featured a variety of interactive networking activities and raffles.The NOAA Administrator,  AMS Past Presidents, and the President-Elect all visited, and the CoWx was a smashing success!

And Congratulations again to NCAS Director, Vernon Morris, PhD!  Dr. Morris became an AMS Fellow, and remarked…”The recognition as an AMS Fellow is a testament to the quality of my mentors, faculty colleagues, and students who have been an invaluable part of any successes that I have achieved or for which I have been recognized.  I am humbled by this recognition, one of the highest honors of this professional society and a very rare one for African Americans in the field.”

AMS Awards Banquet 2016 NOLA