We hope you enjoyed our first meeting of the spring semester last
Thursday! If you were unable to attend, Matt Piechota and Sam Augustyn
from the College of Dupage gave a great presentation outlining the
Groundhog Day Blizzard of 2011. We also made several announcements,
* Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, February 16 in Davis
Hall 121. Storm chaser Skip Talbot from Chicago will be speaking.
*There are two local meteorology conferences coming up, the first, The
Great Lakes Operational Meteorology Conference in downtown Chicago
will take place from March 14-16. The next, the Des Moines NWA Dopper
Radar conference, will take place from March 29-31 in Ankeny, IA.
Possible partial funding for these conferences will be discussed at
the next meeting.
*Spotter Training from the National Weather Service will take place on
April 12th at 7pm in La Tourette Hall.
*On April 14, Tom Skilling will be hosting his annual Severe Weather
Seminar at Fermilab in Batavia.
*Calendars are about to be ordered, so please feel free to contact us
if you are interested in purchasing one, we will make a list of all
those who are interested.
*There are several scholarship opportunities available for the spring
semester, including the Pam Daale scholarship, given to a sophomore or
junior studying meteorology at the Des Moines Conference. The National
AMS and the NIU Department of Geography have many scholarships to
apply for, of which the deadlines for application are quickly
approaching. If you would like to apply for an NIU scholarship or
award, please see Dawn in the Geography office for an application.
Other scholarship and job opportunities are posted on the bulletin
boards in the hall on the second floor of Davis Hall.
*Northern Star forecasting is open to all students who have taken MET
300 or higher. To sign up for a time slot, there is a sheet posted in
Davis 217 on the bulletin board.
*If you are one of the cooperative observers for our NWS Coop station,
or if you are at all interested, the position of Weather Director will
be opening up for the fall. If you would like more information,
contact Danny Brouillette.
We hope to see you on the 16th!
Monday, February 6, 2012
Recap of Last Weeks Meeting
The Northern Illinois University Chapter of the American Meteorological Society is a student run organization open to all persons. The emphasis of the Chapter is to promote the atmospheric sciences among its members and the area. We sponsor many activities such as trips, speakers, and many other exciting events. Founded in 1971.