One of the unique aspects of Lyndon Atmospheric Sciences is the quality of our student club. Established in 1975, the club is a sanctioned chapter of both the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the National Weather Association (NWA). It is very active on campus, within the community, and regionally. Their hallmark event is the Northeastern Storm Conference, the largest and longest running professional conference in the nation that is organized by students. The club has been recognized for the past decade by the AMS and by the NWA by receiving Chapter of the Year awards from both organizations.
The club also provides social benefits and academic support to its members. Incoming freshmen have an instant support network of friends when joining the club.
The Lyndon State College Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and National Weather Association (NWA) is one of the largest and most active clubs on campus. Year after year, club members organize and participate in activities that benefit the College, the community, and the Atmospheric Sciences. Since being established in 1971, the club has been honored many times for these contributions.
The highest profile event sponsored by the club is the annual Northeastern Storm Conference. This is the largest and longest running student-run conference in the nation and draws over 300 students and professionals from around the country to share their knowledge and experience for the greater good of the science.
Previous banquet speakers include Louis Ucellini, Paul Kocin, Howard Bluestein, Jack Williams, Robert Sheets, Chuck Doswell, Jim Cantore, Josh Wurman, Greg Holland, and Roger Wakimoto.
A large number of alumni attend this event on an annual basis to reconnect with friends, colleagues, and the Department. Prospective students considering Lyndon are also encouraged to attend the conference to learn more about our field. It is also a great opportunity to meet our students, faculty, and alumni.
For information about this year’s event, please check the NESC home page.
The Lyndon State College Student Chapter of the AMS and the NWA is nationally recognized year after year for the wealth of benefits it brings to its members, the College, and the greater community. The club has won the prestigious American Meteorological Society (AMS) Student Chapter of the Year three times:
The club won the National Weather Association club of the year for 2008-2009. Student Chapter Honor Roll status was awarded to the club by the AMS six times since the award was created in 1999:
The club received the National Weather Service Certificate of Recognition in 2000 for “outstanding contributions in promoting exchange of atmospheric and hydrologic knowledge throughout the Northeast United States.”