October General Meeting

We opened the meeting with our guest speaker, Dr. Kodi Berry from the National Severe Storms Lab. She gave a brief overview of her educational background, work experience, as well as some notable events throughout her educational and professional career. She talked a little bit about KPHI-TV and then went on to discuss FACETs. After this, she answered questions that members in attendance had. If you have any questions you would like to ask her about her work with FACETs or anything else, you can email her at kodi.berry@noaa.gov

After Dr. Berry was done with her presentation, Leia gave a reminder about OU’s Storm Chasing Policy. Marcus then gave the final results of the food drive. We had 325 items donated from 28 people. Bruce gave an update on the Hurricane Relief Fundraiser. We have raised over $700 so far, and we still have quite a bit of time left to raise more money! Dr. Martin is currently in first place, followed by Dr. Redemann, and then David Stang. 

The next social event is the OU Ghost Tour on October 22nd from 8-9:30 PM. You should plan to get there about 10-15 minutes early.

On November 4th we will have an REU/Hollings Resume and Application Workshop. This will be from 5-7 PM and will include Rick Dubler and Daphne LaDue, some past Hollings Scholars, as well as a few other guest speakers. 

The November General Meeting will be on November 15, from 6-8 PM. Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier will be speaking on research that he is currently working on as well as his experience as the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. 

Lastly, Kaitlyn and Marcus talked about Big Event/Little Event. 

The winner of the Baked Bear gift card was Joshua Brock.

October Officer Meeting

Leia opened the meeting with a review of the upcoming events for the semester. Our October general meeting will be on October 18th, 2021. The speaker will be Dr. Kodi Berry who works at the National Severe Storms Laboratory. We will be catering pizza from Dominos and giving away a $20 Baked Bear Giftcard.

The REU/Hollings Resume Workshop will be on November 4 from 5-7PM. The First hour will be with Career Services – Rick Dubler, as well as Dr. LaDue who is the head of the REU program here at OU. The second hour will be a resume workshop where people can ask questions and get help with their resumes. This is a bonus event, so it will not hurt member attendance, but it can help your attendance.

Next, we discussed the budget and how much money we have in the account.

Marcus discussed the Little Event which will take place on October 23rd. We have 19 signups in our group we formed with OWL. Ethan Schaefer (from OWL) will be the leader of our group on the day of. Marcus also gave an update on the food drive. We collected 325 items from 27 people and will be handing out prizes accordingly.

Catering at the meetings will take place after the meeting is over and members can take their food to go if they choose.

Bruce gave an update on the Hurricane Fundraiser. We have raised over $500 in the first week! Last year we raised about $600 during the entire course of the fundraiser, so we are doing really well. Dr. Martin is very firmly in the lead right now.

The October Social Event will be the Ghost tour on October 22 from 8-9:30 PM.

Our November Social Event will be a joint event with another chapter (TBD).

We briefly discussed AMS and started brainstorming ideas for our chapter poster. The AMS Poster theme for this year is Environmental Security: weather, water, and climate for a more secure world.