Western Kentucky University

AMS/NWA Student Chapter

Local Student Chapter
                        of the AMS/NWA

The WKU local student chapter of the American Meteorological Society/National Weather Association was originally established as an AMS chapter only in 2007.  In 2012 we began a joint chapter of both the AMS & the NWA. The local chapter serves as the meteorological professional organization on campus. We hold monthly meetings and have had NWS employees, alumni such as Tony Bedel, and our own professor Dr. Durkee to come speak to students. Recent activities for the chapter have included attending the AMS annual meeting in Austin, TX, participating in Relay for Life, & volunteering with the NWS Nashville at the Nashville Severe Weather Awareness Day. During the summer of 2013, the chapter hosted its 1st annual Weather Camp for middle school students and plans are being made for the 2014 weather camp. The local chapter has also encouraged social engagement through bowling nights and going out for dinner with some of our professional guests. Finally, we have made recent visits to the NWS offices in Louisville and Nashville as well.

 **Elementary Severe Weather Awareness Picture Contest**

Who Can Participate: Kentucky K-6 Grade Students

When: Now-March 14th

What: A Hand Drawn Picture Promoting Severe Weather Awareness 

Why: Kentucky Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 2nd-8th

For All the Details, Follow the Link Below:

Severe Weather Awareness Picture Contest Details/Rules

2014 Officers:

Activities Slideshow

The AMS Conference Group that traveled to the annual meeting in Austin in 2013.

Recent activities have included attending the 2013 AMS annual meeting in Austin, TX where several presented research, volunteering/attending the 2013 Nashville Severe Weather Awareness Day. Last fall the chapter raised money for and participated in the WKU Relay for Life event and more recently the chapter successfully hosted the first ever student run Weather Camp which was for ages 10 -14.

 Last Modified 3/3/14