What is SCAMS?
The Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society
is made up of a group of students and professors, from Metro State University of Denver, who are
pursuing degrees in meteorology or have an interest in weather and/or climate. We have a dedicated
group of students committed to learning how the atmosphere works and its effects on our lives and
societies. As a result, it's easy to become friends with all of the members.
What kind of things do we do?
SCAMS has planned a wide variety of trips over the years. We have visited
National Weather Service
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Ice Core Lab
and many other locations around the Front Range. We have also welcomed guest speakers
to talk about various weather phenomena like El Nino, flash floods, avalanches, tornadoes,
derechoes and lightning. On top of that, some have volunteered with KMGH 7 News station to
work with Chief Meteorologist, Mike Nelson, and hosted many successful Storm Spotter meetings.
There are also conferences that take place around the country that many SCAMS members have
participated in, like
American Meteorological Society
American Geophysical Union
. SCAMS usually has many meetings throughout the semester and
tries to accomodate everyone's busy schedule.
How do I join SCAMS?
Becoming a SCAMS member is quite easy. You do not have to have
a certain number of credits nor do you have to be in a meteorology
class. Just click on the
link and contact one of the officers, or come to one of our meetings. The fee
is only $10 per semester (which pays for various gatherings).
Have a look around!
Please feel free to surf around our site. We have lots of interesting things to offer! Keep
checking back because this site will be updated throughout the year.