EAS Organizations

Cornell University Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (CCAMS)

The American Meteorological Society advances the atmospheric and related sciences, technologies, applications, and services for the benefit of society. CCAMS is an organization founded to support students in the major of Atmospheric Science and share their joy for weather with the Cornell community. As a group, they have traveled to conferences and professional (climate) centers. While these activities won’t be possible until the pandemic subsides, they are excited to host virtual forecasting nights and other events over the course of the semester.

Contact: weather@cornell.edu

CU GeoData

CU GeoData is a student-run project team composed of students passionate about integrating the fields of Earth and atmospheric sciences with engineering. We develop and deploy novel instrumentation to record atmospheric, geologic, and hydrologic variables. With a strong foundation in Earth and atmospheric sciences, CU GeoData leverages student knowledge of the physical and chemical processes that shape the natural world, to inform our engineering solutions. We apply this interdisciplinary approach to a range of projects.

By integrating earth and atmospheric sciences with engineering, CU GeoData is uniquely positioned to address complex environmental issues that require a deep understanding of the natural systems at play. Through collaborative efforts, the team aims to explore the complex interactions between natural systems and human activities, and to develop innovative solutions to some of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time.

Team website: https://www.cugeodata.com/

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Student Association (EASSA)

EASSA is the undergraduate club open to EAS majors, minors, and other students interested in earth and atmospheric sciences. Their goal is to provide academic resources for undergrads and help students build connections with each other and faculty across the department. During the semester, they organize information sessions to help students develop skills to further their careers, as well as social events to build a sense of community. In previous years, EASSA has brought students on geology-related field trips as well. This semester, EASSA hopes to provide undergrads with a strong sense of belonging as they enter and explore the major, with virtual info sessions on graduate school preparation and undergraduate course selection, as well as social events like Netflix watch parties and more!

If you are interested in learning more about EASSA and getting involved in EAS, contact the club directly at eas.studentassoc@gmail.com.

Pangea Club

Explore the local geology and paleontology of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes with the Pangea Club at Cornell (PCC). We strive to provide all Cornellians access to learning more about the Earth system through hands-on science. Join us for fossil collecting field trips, museum tours, and social events. Discover why Ithaca is gorges!

The Society of Economic Geologists, Inc. (SEG)

The Society of Economic Geologists, Inc., (SEG) is an international organization of individual members with interests in the field of economic geology. The Society's membership includes representatives from industry, academia, and government institutions.They invite you to join Cornell's Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) Student Chapter! SEG is a group of both undergraduate and graduate students who want to learn more about economic geology. They plan to have Zoom interviews with career professionals and eventually take field trips! This chapter is beneficial for networking opportunities with company experts and other institutions at conferences.

The Cornell SEG Student Chapter is also part of the international SEG organization. Every year, SEG hosts an annual conference for students and professionals. Last year, the conference was held in Santiago, Chile and discussed metallogeny! By joining SEG, you will have access to information for early career professionals. SEG provides career guidance for students by offering field courses and a mentorship program. The international organization also publishes a newsletter with current information about economic geology. Additionally, the Cornell SEG Student Chapter is the only student chapter in the Ivy League!

Snee Graduate Organization (SGO)

Snee Graduate Organization seeks to provide a medium for professional and social interaction both within and outside of EAS. They typically meet once a month to discuss various issues pertinent to the grad student experience and plan events as a group. In the past this has all occurred in person, with meetings typically taking place in the Snee Hall reading room (with food). For the foreseeable future all meetings and events will take place virtually. They have had success in previous months with virtual happy hours, trivia nights, and movie viewings but are open to any suggestions you may have.

IDEEAS ("ideas")

The IDEEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences) working group formed organically last fall as a grassroots group with a desire to foster inclusion, belonging, community, and equitable access in EAS. Self-selected from the full cross-section of the department, any member of EAS is welcome to join, and they actively promote diversity among students, administrative staff, research staff, and faculty. IDEEAS is not a committee; they are a collective. 

IDEEAS believes that, irrespective of rank or role, every member of the department community has the capacity to practice leadership. As such, they lead by action. Each IDEEAS project or initiative is organized around an action team, who collectively carry out a community-informed vision of the culture they would like to co-create with the rest of the department. IDEEAS is a non-hierarchical group within the very hierarchical setting of academia, and their work provides a model for reimagining how an academic unit could and should function.  Their events combine community building and intentional learning to promote critical reflection and foster connections.

For more information about how to get involved, please contact ideeas@cornell.edu.