138 The AMS Student Conference "Tools of the Trade" Session: An Open-Access Resource for Developing Computing Skills in the Atmospheric Sciences

Monday, 8 January 2018
Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Aryeh J. Drager, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and S. M. Hitchcock, C. T. Rhodes, S. W. Freeman, E. R. Nielsen, and J. A. Knox

Handout (9.0 MB)

One important aspect of atmospheric science education is training in field-specific software platforms and programming languages. Two years ago, the AMS Student Conference introduced a new session that aims (1) to expose students to these “tools” of the atmospheric science “trade” and (2) to equip students with the necessary resources to start developing proficiency with these tools. Each speaker at the “Tools of the Trade” session gives a short (5-7 minute) talk introducing the tool and creates supplemental material that interested students can use to get started with the tool when they return from the conference.

After offering this session at the AMS Student Conference in 2016, 2017, and 2018, we have developed a rich, open-access resource of recorded talks and supplemental materials that educators can use to help their students get started with various software platforms and programming languages that are used in atmospheric science careers. This presentation will introduce the development and content of this resource and discuss how educators can use it with their students.

Supplementary URL: https://toolsofthetrade.github.io/

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