Session 6 Fifth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals

Program Chairs: Matthew C. Lacke , Jefferson County Department of Health ; Christopher J. Schultz , University of Alabama ; Jared Rennie , North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies

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Sunday, 22 January 2017

9:00 AM-9:30 AM: Sunday, 22 January 2017


Session 1
Opening Remarks and Networking with Peers
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 1/2 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Fifth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Facilitator: Julie S. Malmberg, UCAR
Chair: Christopher J. Schultz, NASA/MSFC
Cochairs: Elizabeth McGiffin, KTVL-TV CBS10; Shelby Hays, KOCO-TV

9:30 AM-9:45 AM: Sunday, 22 January 2017


BREAK

9:45 AM-10:15 AM: Sunday, 22 January 2017

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Joint Session 1
Clearing the Hurdles: Tips to Assess, Adapt, and Take on New Challenges
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 1/2 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 16th Annual AMS Student Conference; and the Fifth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals )
Cochairs: Shelby Hays, KOCO-TV; Cody Kirkpatrick, Indiana University; Ryan J. Kramer, University of Miami; Jared Rennie, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies
9:45 AM
J1.1
Clearing the Hurdles - Introductory Remarks
Shelby Hays, KOCO-TV, Oklahoma City, OK; and C. Kirkpatrick, R. J. Kramer, and J. Rennie

9:50 AM
J1.2
Keynote Address
Owen H. Shieh, Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Honolulu, HI

10:15 AM-11:45 AM: Sunday, 22 January 2017


Joint Session 2A
Group Discussion 1 - How To Start Something New
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 1/2 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Fifth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals; and the 16th Annual AMS Student Conference )
Facilitator: Rajul E. Pandya, American Geophysical Union

Joint Session 2B
Group Discussion 2 - Imposter Syndrome
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 4 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Fifth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals; and the 16th Annual AMS Student Conference )
Facilitator: Sharanya J. Majumdar, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS

Joint Session 2C
Group Discussion 3 - Self-Assessment: A Tool for Professional Growth
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 5 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Fifth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals; and the 16th Annual AMS Student Conference )
Facilitator: Irene Sans, WFTV / ClimaData

1:15 PM-1:30 PM: Sunday, 22 January 2017


Session 3
Remarks from the AMS President
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 1/2 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Fifth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Keynote: Frederick H. Carr, Univ. of Oklahoma

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Sunday, 22 January 2017


Session 4
Topics You Didn't Learn with Your Degree
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 1/2 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Fifth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Cochairs: Matthew C. Lacke, Jefferson County Department of Health; Samantha A. Tushaus, Space Science and Engineering Center

Session 4A
Group Discussion 1 - Salary Negotiation
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 1/2 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Fifth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Facilitators: Sundar Christopher, UAH; Kait Parker, The Weather Company

Session 4B
Group Discussion 2 - Work/Life Balance
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 4 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Fifth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Facilitator: Daphne LaDue, CAPS/Univ. of Oklahoma

Session 4C
Group Discussion 3 – Understanding Your Place in an Evolving Field
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 5 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Fifth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Facilitator: John Toohey-Morales, WTVJ NBC-6

3:00 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 22 January 2017


Session 5
Networking with AMS Professionals and Coffee Break
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 1/2 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Fifth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Keynote: Matthew J. Parker, Savannah River National Laboratory
Speakers: Wendy Abshire, American Meteorological Society; Mona Behl, Georgia Sea Grant College Program
Cochairs: Matt Rogers, Commodity Weather Group, LLC; Susan A. Jasko, California Univ. of Pennsylvania; Christopher J. Slocum, Colorado State University

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Sunday, 22 January 2017


Panel Discussion 1
Perspectives from a Panel of Professionals
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 1/2 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Fifth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Panelists: Maria C. Zatko, Ramboll Environ; Logan Johnson, NWS; Dargan M. W. Frierson, University of Washington; Ben Dery, KING-5 Meteorologist
Cochairs: Isha M. Renta-López, NOAA National Weather Service; Ryan J. Kramer, University of Miami
4:00 PM
Panelist
Maria C. Zatko, Ramboll Environ, Seattle, WA

4:15 PM
Panelist
Logan Johnson, NWS, Seattle, WA

4:30 PM
Panelist
Dargan M. W. Frierson, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

4:45 PM
Panelist
Ben Dery, KING-5 Meteorologist

5:00 PM-5:15 PM: Sunday, 22 January 2017


Session 6
Closing Remarks
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 1/2 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Fifth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Chair: Christopher J. Schultz, NASA/MSFC
Cochairs: Matthew C. Lacke, Jefferson County Department of Health; Samantha A. Tushaus, Space Science and Engineering Center; Jared Rennie, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies