7.1 Scientists Educating Scientists: How Outreach Begins--From the Pages of BAMS

Wednesday, 13 January 2016: 8:30 AM
Room 353 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Jeff Rosenfeld, American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA; and K. F. Heideman

To educate the AMS community—and in particular to educate it about itself—has been a core mission of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society from its inception in 1920. The pages of BAMS show how AMS scientists and practitioners see themselves and their work, and in the process begin the critical step of disseminating this knowledge to their colleagues within their disciplines. It is this education process, within the community, that ultimately seeds the research to applications interaction fundamental to this year's Annual Meeting theme, “Science in the Service of Society.”

We will examine how the process of community wide education between scientists themselves is fostered in BAMS, through various editorial policies and author choices. Through the use of the BAMS Legacy Project, which is currently digitizing all of the content in the publication back to its first issue, we will also show how this archive is a tool for understanding how the process of scientists educating scientists in our community has continued to evolve over the last century.

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