The American Meteorological Society (AMS) held its Fifth Symposium on Education in conjunction with the 76th Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme of this year's symposium was “Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences: Building the Future on a Solid Foundation.” Thirty-four oral presentations and 41 poster presentations summarized a variety of educational programs or examined issues of importance for both the precollege and university levels. There was also a joint session with the 12th International Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrography on new technologies for the classroom. Over 200 people representing a wide spectrum of the Society attended one or more of the sessions in this two-day conference, where they increased their awareness of educational initiatives of members and institutions associated with AMS.
*Oceanography Department, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.
+Department of Physical Sciences, Nassau County Community College, Garden City, New York.
#National Weather Service, Rapid City, South Dakota.
@Oklahoma Climate Survey, Sarkeys Energy Center, Norman, Oklahoma.
&National Weather Service, New Braunfels, Texas.
**Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.
++Towers High School, Stone Mountain, Georgia.
##Department of Meteorology, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
@@University Corporation for Atmospheric Research-COMET, Boulder, Colorado.
&&Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Urbana, Illinois.