Students, you can still submit abstracts for the NWA Student Poster Session and be eligible for the awards given to the top posters in the undergraduate and graduate categories. The Student poster session is a part of the special activities planned for students on Sunday, 7 October 2012. Submit your abstract today at http://www.nwas.org/2012abstracts.html.
The student poster session is sponsored by the Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF) Committee. In addition this being an excellent venue to display your research, it is a judged with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awarded in both categories. A panel will evaluate your poster on the quality of the research and the poster organization and provide those recommendations to the NWA President.
The monitory awards change slightly from year to year, depending upon sponsorship donations. For a reference of the 2011 winners see the previous 2012 Annual Meeting blog post at http://nwa2012.com/2012/04/23/special-student-award-opportunities-at-the-2012-annual-meeting/
When submitting your abstract, ensure you mark that you are a graduate or undergraduate student and you are submitting for a poster session.
The student poster session is just one of the student focused activities at the 2012 NWA Annual Meeting on Sunday October 7th. The day will start with a special Student Session which will feature talks from professionals in different meteorological sectors including government, academia, and private sector careers. There will also be a workshop on the importance and implementation of social media. Following a poster session and some highlighted talks from students, there will be a DVD critique session. The DVD sessions offers those interested in broadcasting the opportunity to have your work evaluated by professional broadcast meteorologists and obtain tips on how to improve their broadcasting skills.
Another exciting feature of the Student Session is a speed mentoring session. Students will meet with professionals for brief, 10-15 minute intervals and discuss career options, resumes, etc. There will be more information soon on the sign-up process for this opportunity.
Students are encouraged to attend the full NWA Annual Meeting from October 7-11, 2012. For information on group rates (6 or more students from the same school), please see: http://nwa2012.com/2012/07/11/student-group-registration-discounts-available-for-the-nwa-2012-annual-meeting/.
Students do not pass up these great opportunities that will give you the resources, connections and tools to have the edge when you graduate! Submit your poster abstract, plan to bring your DVD and register for the 2012 NWA Annual Meeting and the special Student Session today!