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.
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
The Scarlet and Gray Forecasting Team
Scarlet & Gray is an undergraduate student organization consisting of ambitious college students who have a strong passion for the weather. Scarlet & Gray is open to all students at OSU-Columbus! Our organization consists of students of varying levels of weather knowledge and expertise. As a result, we all come together to produce a sensible forecast for The Ohio State University-Columbus Campus utilizing state-of-the-art weather technology. Scarlet & Gray meets three times per week at the Sharpe Innovation Commons in the basement of Derby Hall.
Chi Epsilon Pi Atmospheric Sciences Honor Society
Chi Epsilon Pi is a national honor society for outstanding students in the field of atmospheric sciences. The purpose of the society is mainly twofold: to serve as a means for awarding distinction to students who have high scholastic ability and promise of achievement in meteorology; and to promote student interest in advanced study of meteorology and related sciences. Chi Epsilon Pi will promote and recognize students who demonstrate outstanding academics in the atmospheric sciences. Chi Epsilon Pi serves to provide a professional environment that fosters education through recreation and recognition. Chi Epsilon Pi shall further prepare Atmospheric Sciences majors or minors for an awarding, enriching career in which a member can effectively utilize a profound education of the Atmospheric Sciences to serve with absolute integrity to their community.
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.