Students are involved in various campus projects, research, and events. Upcoming events include Spotter Training from the National Weather Service office in Jackson, Mississippi, and guest speakers including Dr. Jamie Dyer and members of the AMS Financial Weather Risk Committee.
The chapter remains involved with philanthropic efforts, specifically surrounding natural disasters. To begin the 2017 school year, the local chapter has been raising money for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, as well as raising awareness of other fundraising efforts for Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
There is also a strong connection between the East Mississippi NWA / AMS chapter and the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University. Faculty, staff, and alumni of the program are often seen at chapter meetings, while student members often volunteer for events and advertising on behalf of the department and university.
Our NWA / AMS chapter is always looking for new opportunities to get involved at the local, regional, and national level. Please contact us if you are interested in partnering with us for an upcoming event or activity around the northeast Mississippi region.
The largest project of the local chapter is the Annual Southeast Severe Storms Symposium, held every year on the campus of Mississippi State University. For more information on this event please visit our Symposium page.