The NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) is hosting the 15th annual networking and diversity reception at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) in Louisiana. The next generation of scientists serving the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences community will be drawn from an American population that is more culturally and ethnically diverse than ever before. As custodians of our respective professions, today’s scientists look to the future with great anticipation and the duty to encourage our brightest talents to pursue careers in the geosciences, by providing access to leaders in the field, and engaging them in ways that promote exchanges. The annual CoWx reception is an event celebrating diversity of representation in careers and fields of study contributing to the atmospheric sciences. This event provides a unique mentoring and professional development experience for students and young professionals of color and/or from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the fields of atmospheric sciences, earth sciences, hydrology, meteorology, and other fields encompassed by the AMS. The event is co-sponsored by NOAA, NCAS, Howard University, and Colour of Weather, Inc. Event information can be found at the NCAS website. For additional information, please contact Dr. Vernon Morris.