The Ohio State Meteorology Club was founded in 1996, when a group of undergraduate meteorology students decided to start a student organization which would serve not only as a networking tool, but as a social group to get to know fellow students interested in weather.
Each year the club hosts several professional and social events, in addition to its frequent meetings. Our meetings include speakers from and visits to local TV stations and National Weather Service offices. We provide the opportunity for students to learn more about the meteorological field as a whole through our Annual Severe Weather Symposium. It also provides the opportunity to network with professional meteorologists. Our past social events include bowling, miniature golf, Magic Mountain, and pizza/video game nights.
In the fall of 2009, the Meteorology Club drafted a proposal to the Department of Geography seeking funding to update and replace the campus weather instruments and data logger equipment. In the fall of 2010, the Microclimatological Measurements class, under the guidance of Jim DeGrand, installed the system of solar-powered instruments, and routed all the data it collected through the internet to be viewed by anyone at any time. The data, refreshed every minute, can be found here on the Meteorology Club website.
The Meteorology Club is very proud of all their accomplishments and hopes to continue to offer exceptional opportunities to its members and everyone involved.
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