Meteorology Program

Student Activities

University of Miami Student Chapter of the AMS

The University of Miami student chapter of the American Meteorological Society is involved in a wide range of activities. Any UM student can join. The chapter provides daily weather forecasts to the UM community ('CampusCast') and local media, participates in the National Forecasting contest, identifies internship opportunities, visits weather laboratories and operates one of the rain gauges within the national COmmunity Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. Chapter attendance to the annual AMS meeting is high. Club members also participate in atmospheric research and present at local and national meetings. Individual club members organize and participate in tornado

Students and faculty at the Annual 2014 AMS meeting


Chi Epsilon Pi

Chi Epsilon Pi is the national Honor Society for atmospheric science. Students with a GPA exceeding 3.4 who have made a significant contribution to scholarly activities are invited to join. Activities include inviting speakers to meetings, organizing visits to forecast offices and research labs, and writing forecast discussions. Chi Epsilon Pi member of high academic standing are given priority for attending national Meteorological conferences. Chi Epsilon Pi members also have preference for officer positions within the AMS Student Chapter.

Dr. Sharan Majumdar serves as faculty advisor to Chi Epsilon Pi and the AMS Student Chapter.

Earth Alert

Open to students across campus, Earth Alert members think globally and act locally to improve the environment on and off campus. The club is very active in promoting recycling, highway and beach cleanups, and environmental education.


Meteorology students are also active as weather broadcasters and forecasters on UM TV, including on the Uni Weather Channel, UMTV's premiere show en Espanol.

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