Matt Bolton, a local undergraduate student at Pasco-Hernando State, is our featured speaker for November.
Matt is a student meteorologist and communicator with nearly a decade of study and experience in meteorology. He is an intern for nationally-recognized weather consulting company How The Weatherworks, and has been an active participant at national meteorology conferences. Among various positions with several weather-related organizations across the country, he has served in multiple elected and appointed officer positions for our Chapter, and is currently serving as a student representative on the National Weather Association’s Professional Development Committee.
A presentation and discussion on the importance of effectively communicating hazardous weather information and weather learning materials to individuals who have learning-affecting conditions and disorders.
Topics discussed will include but not be limited to the following: an overview of autism spectrum disorders and color blindness, and discussion on how they relate to meteorology; the psychology of labeling and stereotypes in relation to learning disorders; social and communication dynamics in autism; and potential recommendations that would allow the meteorological community to better embrace individuals who have learning-affecting conditions and disorders.
The West Central Florida Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, was chartered in 1961. We have about 100 members. Meetings are held in various places around the Tampa Bay Area including The National Weather Service office in Ruskin, local Television Stations, USF, Museum of Science & Industry, MacDill Air Force Base, and Hillsborough Community College. Meetings focus on the science of meteorology, meteorological tools, exchange of information and friendship.
Currently promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. Founded in 1919, AMS now has a membership of more than 11,000 professionals, professors, students, and weather enthusiasts. AMS publishes nine atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic journals, sponsors more than 12 conferences annually, and offers numerous programs and services.
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