Ocean Engineering and Sciences

American Meteorology Society Student Chapter

AMSThe American Meteorological Society sponsors student chapters at meteorology schools throughout the country. The Florida Tech American Meteorology Society Student Chapter (FITSCAMS) is an academic organization consisting mostly of Florida Tech Meteorology, Aviation Meteorology, and Environmental Science majors. The group does, however, also include students from majors ranging from Oceanography to Computer Science, and as well as Biology and Physics from time to time. 

Advantages to becoming a member

Becoming a member of the group at is a great opportunity for incoming and current students. FITSCAMS strives to promote academics by coordinating tutoring sessions for its students. FITSCAMS also strives to create a fun atmosphere that encourages students to interact with others in their major and related fields. Members of the Florida Tech American Meteorology Society Student Chapter also have access to the wealth of knowledge that resides with its upperclassmen -- who can provide valuable insight on what classes to take and with what professors, as well as how to manage time wisely. FITSCAMS tours the National Weather Service Station here in Melbourne, and has sponsored trips to the National Hurricane Center in Miami and WFTV in Orlando to encourage students to look at all opportunities in meteorology. The AMS holds a national conference each year that FIT students attend to develop career connections in the meteorology field.

If anyone, incoming or current student, or parents, have any questions they should contact Dr. Steven Lazarus, via email below. Also, visit our Facebook page and feel free to contact any of the group members via messaging, email, etc . Visit our FIT organization page and you can become a member as well!  You can also visit the AMS National Organization page to learn more about AMS (membership, fellowships, scholarships, travel grants and more!).


Learn more about the meteorology programs at Florida Tech

BS - Meteorology

MS - Meteorology

Contact Info

Dr. Steven Lazarus
Phone: (321) 394-2160