Group Trips

Rutgers Meteorology Club takes 3 trips each year. These trips are to expand student knowledge of what to expect after graduation. Hotel and transportation is provided for club members, and these trips normally take place from a Friday to Sunday afternoon.

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

Our Outreach

As a local chapter of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association, we try to do our part to enrich the local community through science. Our outreach programs include events on campus, such as Rutgers Day, Cook/Douglass Community Day, and the Rutgers Involvement Fair. We also partake in many teaching opportunities aimed toward the youth of the community by visiting local schools, and also giving school tour groups showing children the Rutgers Weather Station located at Rutgers Gardens, and showing them around the WeatherWatchers studio where forecasts are broadcasted for the public. 

To enrich our own knowledge of meteorology, we take annual club trips to the Northeast Storms Conference and American Meteorological Society Conference as well as other short meteorology related trips. More information about our trips can be found under the Group Trips tab. 

Fall 2015 Involvement Fair. Every year Rutgers hosts an involvement fair for students to learn about the different clubs and activities students can participate in. Rutgers Meteorology club had a table where we displayed our famous tornado in a bottle, plus Kevin Gaynor showed off our new experiment Weather in a Tank. 

October 2015 tour for Nutley Middle School. 30 children toured our Rutgers Weather Station at Rutgers Gardens, and the WeatherWatchers studio

About Us

The Rutgers University Meteorology Club is a part of the Department of Environmental Sciences in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University. We strive to provide academic support for students in the major and is an organization for any Rutgers University students who are interested in Meteorology. The club is an official local chapter of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association and as such we strive to apply the knowledge gained within the classroom and as a club to teach the community about Meteorology and the importance of science in general. We have meetings approximately once a month where we discuss upcoming events, fundraisers, and often have either a guest speaker or games. All Rutgers students who are interested are welcomed to stop by at any of our meetings and be a part of the Rutgers Meteorology Club! 

The first fall 2015 meeting of the Rutgers Meteorology Club