GLOBE Receives Distinguished Educator Award from the American Meteorological Society
On Sunday, 4 January 2015, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) presented The GLOBE Program with the Distinguished Educator Recognition Award for Outstanding Contributions to Non-Formal Education. AMS recognized GLOBE for excellence and innovation in the promotion of Weather, the Ocean, Climate, the Water Cycle and Space Weather Studies. The award to GLOBE cited significant efforts to educate the general public about these Earth Science topics. "The award is a testimony to the outstanding efforts of the GLOBE community and to the sponsors who have continued to support the Program over the last 20 years," said GIO Director Dr. Tony Murphy.
Accepting the award at the 95th AMS Annual Meeting this week in Phoenix, Arizona, on behalf of The GLOBE Program was GLOBE Education and Outreach Specialist Dr. Julie Malmberg. Dr. Malmberg is shown in the photo below with Dr. Rajul Pandya (left), Commissioner for the AMS Committees on Education and Human Resources, and Mr. John Moore (right), GLOBE Partner and Chair of the AMS Board on Outreach and Precollege Education.
The American Meteorological Society promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications.
The AMS is invested in helping students who may have an interest in pursuing a degree in meteorology.
Its career guide gives students a broad overview of the exciting field atmospheric and related sciences and may be of interest to the GLOBE community:
- What is meteorology?
- What is a meteorologist?
- What do meteorologists do?
- Where do meteorologists work?
- Would meteorology be a good career for me?
AMS also encourages students to become members.
- AMS Student Membership is open to any student – graduate or undergraduate – enrolled at least half time at a college or university. Apply online or download an application to become a member.
- The AMS also encourages elementary, middle or high school student to learn more about the field of meteorology. Learn about their Precollege Member category here.
For more information, visit the AMS website.
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office