Students, Faculty and Alumni Involvement in 2022 AMS Annual Meeting

This past January, Atmospheric Sciences students, faculty, and alumni presented a poster and chaired a Town Hall event at the 102nd American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting. They promoted The Climate Consensus, Inc., a multi-institution climate outreach network, and invited other universities to join in this effort. Current Atmospheric Sciences student Gabrielle Brown, and Atmospheric Sciences faculty Dr. Janel Hanrahan, represented Northern Vermont University. They presented the poster authored by 16 students and faculty from eight universities, and co-chaired the Town Hall Meeting. They were joined by four Atmospheric Sciences alumni who are serving as representatives for their own graduate institutions. Arianna Varuolo-Clarke, currently working on her Ph.D. at Columbia University, and one of the founding members of the NVU Climate Consensus group, represented Columbia University as a Town Hall panelist. Andrew Westgate, who’s working on his Ph.D. at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, co-chaired the Town Hall Meeting. Two other Atmospheric Sciences graduates served as panelists for this event. Allison LaFleur represented Purdue University where she’s working on her Ph.D. Lauren Cornell represented the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry where she’s working on her M.S. degree. The Climate Consensus currently has representatives from eight universities and is planning to expand over the next year.

Several Atmospheric Sciences students traveled to Houston to attend the AMS Student Conference. This was a great opportunity to present their research and network with atmospheric sciences professionals. Gabrielle Brown was selected for “Outstanding Student Conference Poster: Presenter” for her poster titled The Impact of Climatological Base Period Choice on the Communication of Climate Trends.

For those of us who were still able to attend #AMSStudent2022 in Houston, we had a great time! #AMS2022