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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Welcome to the homepage of the Millersville University Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (MU-AMS)!  We are entering our 31st year as a Student Chapter of the AMS.  Our chapter has grown significantly since its inception in 1986 and is consistently one of the largest student-run organizations at Millersville University. Involvement in MU-AMS is a powerful tool for establishing a personal and professional network that supplements the academic foundation. We strive to create a welcoming environment for students to meet friends, explore countless fields of meteorology, and give back to the local community.

MU-AMS begins each year with the highly successful Meteorology-Mentor Program. Incoming meteorology students are paired with enthusiastic upperclassmen who guide them through their first month at Millersville. By the conclusion of the program, the mentees build lasting friendships and have the confidence and resources to navigate their challenging undergraduate careers.

MU-AMS: 2007 AMS Local Chapter of the Year

Our chapter evolves through a committee system and bi-weekly open officer meetings which give all members an opportunity to shape their organization. Throughout the year, our Speaker Series explores the various career opportunities of an atmospheric sciences degree. Experts from the National Weather Service, academia and other public and private industries join us on campus to speak on their specialized fields of work. Frequently, the School Outreach Program visits local grade schools and introduces young students to the weather and climate. We also hold social events, such as movie nights, fundraisers, holiday parties and trips to local attractions and sporting events. Additionally, students may receive funding for local and national conferences.

Annually, MU-AMS organizes a student-run Public Weather Awareness Day (PWAD) which has been an incredible success since its launch in 2009. This family-friendly and free event hosts organizations, including AccuWeather, the National Weather Service, and Weather Bug, to educate the public. We also feature create-your-own green screen videos, weather experiments, a balloon launch, games and crafts.

To close out the year, we celebrate graduating students and recognize those who go the extra mile for the meteorology program with our Russell L DeSouza Banquet. We remember Dr. DeSouza for his renowned dedication to his students and for being instrumental in building our meteorology program.

As President, my mission is to ensure that MU-AMS is an extensive resource for our team and local community. If you have any ideas or questions, feel free to attend an Open Officer Meeting, find me in the Weather Center or send me an email. Your involvement shapes this student chapter and the student meteorologist experience at Millersville.


Robert Capella
2017-2018 President, MU-AMS

2016-2017 Millersville AMS Members

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