The fall trip occurs in the fall semester towards the end of October/ beginning of November. Some of the trips have included visits to AccuWeather in State College PA, the Blue Hills Observatory near Boston, visiting private weather firms down in Washington D.C., plus many more. Any active member of our club is allowed to join in on the group trips, which are great ways to learn more about the working field of Meteorology and to gain connections. The group trips are also a great bonding experience between club members, and students are able to explore the city that we visit.
The second trip is only available to junior and seniors who have taken or are currently taking the class Thermodynamics of the Atmosphere. This trip is the annual AMS (American Meteorological Society) where meteorologists from all sectors (including private, public, and governmental) come together to share research, weather safety ideas, plus more. This annual event is a great way for students to network with future employers, fellow students, and different researchers. The club encourages for every junior and senior to attend this week long conference which takes place in a different city each year. This years conference in January 2016, is being held in New Orleans.
The third trip that the club takes is in the spring normally during the first few weeks of March. This trip called NorthEast Storms is another annual conference that takes place over a weekend. This is a much smaller conference compared to AMS- but all members of the club are able to participate, there are no requirements except being an active member. Again, students are able to network to meet different researchers, employers, and talk to fellow students and different faculty members.
2016 Annual NE Storms Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY
2016 Annual AMS conference in New Orleans, LA
|2015 Fall Trip to the Blue Hills Observatory|
|2015 Annual AMS conference in Phoenix AZ|
|2015 Spring NorthEast Storms Conference|
|2014 Fall Trip to AccuWeather|