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Hello everyone,

Welcome to the homepage of the Millersville University Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (MU-AMS)! We are entering into our 30th 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 MU-AMS membership is developing personal and professional relationships with peers and professors providing an inviting atmosphere and an at home feel here at Millersville University. Another benefit is the access to various 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. 

Each year, there continues to be an increase in membership. Throughout the years, we have kicked-off the school year with our Meteorology-Mentor program. The program has been an overwhelming success easing incoming freshmen meteorology majors into the college life here at Millersville University. Each freshman is paired with an upperclassman to help assist them with adapting to campus, answering questions, and becoming familiar with the Meteorology Department. During the program activities, lasting friendships are quickly made between students of all class levels.

MU-AMS: 2007 AMS Local Chapter of the Year

Every member can exercise their voice and observe how the chapter is run during open officer meetings. All members can become more involved, plan, and organize chapter events by participating in our unique committee system (Events/Fundraising and Community Outreach). We also host an exciting and informative Speaker Series to show members a plethora of exciting and beneficial opportunities in the meteorological field. Speakers have discussed topics including National Weather Services, private industries, graduate schools, broadcasting industries, military industries, and many other meteorological based topics. Oftentimes, alumni speak about their accomplishments since graduation and provide tips towards successful careers. In addition, students have the opportunity to build their professional networks further by obtaining access and funding to attend various conferences throughout the year.

Since 2007, MU-AMS has proudly organized our incredibly successful annual Public Weather Awareness Day (PWAD). Vendors including AccuWeather, National Weather Service, and Earth Networks with booths informing the public of their daily job responsibilities. Students also man booths displaying weather experiments, information, and safety tips. An additional way we reach out to the public is via our School Outreach Program. This gives our students the opportunity to visit local schools and spread our passion for weather to the youth of Lancaster County and surrounding areas while also gaining public speaking experience.  

Finally, MU-AMS balances work and play with social events for our members, such as bowling, Halloween attractions, and Hershey Park. We close our school year by hosting the annual Russell L. DeSouza Banquet and show appreciation to our dedicated members.

As President of MU-AMS, my goal is to ensure all members have a wonderful learning experience here at Millersville University as student meteorologists! If you have any questions or concerns, please attend our Open Officer Meetings and/or email me. Your input greatly influences our chapter yielding a more successful student organization.


Amber J. Liggett
2016-17 President, MU-AMS

2016-2017 Millersville AMS Members

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