The CMU Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences supports student honor societies, service clubs and chapters of professional societies. These opportunities enable you to become acquainted with professions and network with peers, faculty and professionals working in your field of interest.
American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
The student chapter of AIPG works closely with the Michigan Section of the national organization to offer students opportunities to learn about professions in geology and make connections with people already in the workplace. The club meets on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. in Brooks Hall 307.
For more information, please contact the club via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our faculty advisor:
Jodi L. Ryder
Brooks Hall 319
The purpose of the Geology Club is to promote the geosciences, increase public geosciences literacy, and to provide an engaging, and enjoyable environment for our members. The Geology Club is centered on not only on preparing our members for the future, but also getting students involved in their college experience. This is accomplished through social activities, field trips, and building a strong geologic foundation. The geology club is open to everyone, not just geology majors.
For more information, please contact the club via e-mail at email@example.com or through our faculty advisor:
Brooks Hall 313B
News Central 34
Operated by the School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts at CMU, News Central 34 has the largest news coverage area of any regularly scheduled, student produced, live nightly television news broadcast in the state of Michigan. Because of an agreement with the Mid-Michigan Area Cable Consortium, News Central's broadcast is seen in more than 10 municipalities in three counties in mid-Michigan.
News Central 34 is one of the only student produced news shows in the nation with an hour-long format airing live four nights a week, with a special half-hour edition on Fridays. Through a competitive audition process, meteorology students are selected to provide the weather portion of the newscast. Students use an Accuweather forecasting system, which is professional software used by many broadcast television stations nationwide.
Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (SCAMS)
Students of any discipline are welcome and meteorology majors and minors are encouraged to come. We are a very diverse group of CMU students with a common interest in the atmosphere and its processes. The club meets on Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. in ET Building 116.
Approximately 40 to 50 SCAMS students routinely participate in activities such as: weather presentations at local schools; group weather discussions; attendance at national meteorological conferences; fund raisers; sponsoring guest speakers; operation of a local weather station; and social activities.
In addition, many students are taking part in a National Collegiate Weather Forecasting Contest known as Weather Challenge. The challenge is to forecast the maximum and minimum temperatures, precipitation, and maximum wind speeds for select U.S. cities. Over a ten-week period (each semester), CMU meteorology students compete against other student and faculty meteorologists for honors as the top weather forecaster in North America.
For more information about SCAMS, please contact the club via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our faculty advisor:
ET Building 130B