In 1996, Atmospheric Sciences students formed the Meteorology Club to enhance their educational experiences through interactions with operational and research meteorologists. The club's largest activity each year is to organize and host the annual Ohio Severe Weather Symposium where experts discuss all aspects of severe weather in an open forum. The symposium provides an excellent opportunity for students to interact with experts from around the country. The growth and success of the symposium has given student hands-on leadership experience while also enhancing the reputation of our undergraduate initiatives.
Twister – The OSU weather site
While Twister is not an actual club, it still presents opportunities for students, especially those in meteorology, to study weather data and provide forecasts. Since the mid-1990s, Twister has been an important source of weather data for weather enthusiasts, meteorologists, and members of the public. Data is received as part of a cooperative with other educational institutions across the country with software developed by, and provided by, Unidata in Boulder, Colorado. Our on campus weather station also continuously provides weather observations and data.
CURA – Center for Urban and Regional and Analysis
Graduate students have the opportunity to serve as research assistants with CURA, an on-campus research center specializing in urban and regional issues, and contributing expertise to analyses at the city, state, regional, national, and international level.
GGO – Geography Graduate Organization
The primary purpose of the Geography Graduate Organization (GGO) is to allow an open and scholarly forum for OSU geography graduate students, as well as other graduate students interested in geography. Related to this main purpose, the group also allows geography graduate students and other graduate students interested in geography to engage in scholarly discussions, to discuss strategies for professional development as a graduate student interested in geography, to provide opportunities for social and learning opportunities outside of the formal academic setting, and to promote geographic scholarship throughout The Ohio State University and beyond.
The undergraduate Geography Club is open to all undergraduates regardless of their major, while a more focused Meteorology Club is designed for undergraduates pursuing interests in Atmospheric Sciences. The Geography Club is designed to connect students to influential faculty, guest speakers, and unique opportunities not found in the classroom.
Geography Club Website