american meteorological society
I’m finally back from a marathon of travel! For those of you who follow my posts on ECCF, the last post in December, was a first timers perspective of the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Annual Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California.
Most folks know that I’m not usually a huge fan of big meetings. They have great energy, but there’s so much going on that you can’t see or do everything you want to. So I have to admit that as a first time attendee to the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world, I had some mixed feelings about going.
The policy arena is not a place many scientists are familiar with and even fewer are trained to work in. To help scientists learn how the political process works, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) runs the AMS Policy Program. It is divided into the Summary Policy Colloquium, a ten-day workshop every summer in Washington, D.C., and the Congressional Science Fellowship Program, a one-year paid appointment to work as a science advisor for a member of congress, also in Washington.