Welcome Back, Alumni!
Now in our 33rd year as a student chapter of the American Meteorological Society, MU-AMS is proud to claim hundreds of alumni in a vast network around the globe. In a field where connections are paramount, we publish an alumni newsletter to encourage a tighter-knit community of Millersville meteorology students past and present.
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The MU Department of Earth Sciences has begun an initiative to help defray the rising cost of the annual AMS meeting. As class size swells, it remains imperative to continue to provide the opportunity for students to attend and present at the AMS Annual Meeting.
Recent Student Activities
The annual Met-Mentor program concluded with three exciting events for our members. Our first-ever Astronomy Night brought 21 students to a practice field behind the Pucillo Gymnasium for a calm, cool, and clear September night under the stars. Two telescopes, provided by Tim Keebler and Kyle Ehmann, clearly observed the Moon, Saturn, among other star clusters and nebulas. Next up, our first-ever Ropes Course team-building event featured a smaller group of members who worked their way through a variety of low-ropes obstacles together, strengthening friendships and building camaraderie in the process.
Lastly, the annual Met-Mentor Picnic at Freedom Memorial Park offered a beautiful Sunday evening with warm temperatures and sunny skies for our concluding social event of the program. President Bob Capella and Treasurer Dom Hernandez cooked up fresh burgers, hot dogs, and chicken while members walked, talked, or tossed around footballs and frisbees. It was a fantastic time for everyone who attended and we thank everyone who helped make it a success.
As for future events, we are preparing to host the University of Wyoming King Air Research Aircraft during the Student Experience in Airborne Research - Mid-Atlantic Region (SEAR-MAR), a NSF sponsored educational deployment. Here, Millersville University students and faculty collaborate with University of Wyoming leads to develop flight plans and discuss operations.