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.
Atmospheric Science students on a hike in Hocking Hills
Atmospheric Science students at the 27th Weather, Water, and Climate Symposium
Each year the club hosts several professional, social, and volunteer events, in addition to its frequent meetings. Our meetings include speakers from and visits to local TV stations and National Weather Service offices. Our past social events have included holiday parties, bowling, miniature golf, and pizza/video game nights.
Our main event each year is the Annual Weather, Water, and Climate Symposium. This event provides students and others in the community a chance to learn more about meteorology and network with professional meteorologists from across the country. (Click here for more information on this year’s symposium)
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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