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Welcome to the homepage of the Millersville University Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (MU-AMS)!  We are entering into our 29th year as a Student Chapter of the AMS.  Our chapter has significantly grown since its inception in 1986 and is consistently one of the largest student-run organizations here at Millersville University.  One of the benefits of being a member is the connections you develop with peers and professors providing a welcoming atmosphere and an at home feel here at Millersville University.  Another benefit is the access to future opportunities that lay ahead; whether it is furthering your education or finding professional organizations within the field of Meteorology and other fields of Earth Sciences. 

We continue to see an increase in membership every year.  Our Meteorology-Mentor program has become an over-whelming success throughout the years assisting our incoming freshmen meteorology majors adapt to the college life here at Millersville University.  Each freshman is paired up with an upperclassman to help guide them around the campus, answer any questions, and become familiar with the Meteorology Department.  Friendships are quickly made, lasting throughout the year, and are lifelong.

MU-AMS: 2007 AMS Local Chapter of the Year

Our organization’s internal structure continues to strengthen thanks to our open officer meetings, which allows all members of the MU-AMS to have a voice within our chapter and observe how the chapter is run in detail.  All members can participate in our unique committee system (Events/Fundraising and Community Outreach) that allows our members to become more involved in planning and organizing our chapter’s events.

Our informative and exciting Speaker Series includes speakers from the National Weather Service, private industry, graduate schools, broadcasting industries, and many other meteorological-based topics.  Alumni continually return speaking about their accomplishments since they graduated and provide tips towards success.  The purpose of the Speaker Series is to show our members all the different exciting and beneficial opportunities there are within the field of meteorology. 

As a chapter, we host our annual Public Weather Awareness Day (PWAD), which has been an incredible success since it was implemented in 2007.  Vendors, such as AccuWeather, National Weather Service, and Weather Bug, each have a booth and inform the public of their daily job responsibilities.  Students also have booths displaying weather experiments, information, and safety tips.  Additionally, we have a School Outreach Program which provides our students the opportunity to visit local schools and spread our passion for the weather to the younger students of our community while also gaining public speaking experience.  Our members can also obtain access and funding to attend various conferences throughout the year.

We provide social events for our members, such as bowling, Halloween attractions, and Hershey Park.  We are always open for new ideas and suggestions.  At the end of the school year we host the annual Russell L. DeSouza Banquet and show appreciation to our dedicated members.

As President of MU-AMS, I wish to ensure all members have a wonderful learning experience here at Millersville University as student meteorologists!  If you have any questions please come to our Open Officer Meetings and/or send me an email.  Your input develops our chapter into a more successful student organization.

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Andrew Yarosh
2015-16 President, MU-AMS

2015-2016 Millersville AMS Members

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