Outreach at the University of Miami

Canes on Canes Hurricane Outreach Team

Current Team Leader

Years Active: August 2019 - Present

I am currently the team leader of the Canes on Canes Hurricane Outreach Team at the University of Miami. We were founded in 2014 and are comprised of knowledgeable and enthusiastic graduate and undergraduate students. Canes on Canes has developed a series of presentations to help educate the public about the science of hurricanes and hurricane preparedness. The content is informative, thorough, and can be tuned to a specific audience or allotted time.

We want to hear from you!

  • Visit our official page to learn more about us, view media, and get in touch!

  • Email us directly: sflhurricaneoutreach "at" gmail.com

Recording of our recent webinar about the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season 

Hurricane Preparedness Flyer from Canes on Canes (updated June 2020)

AMS Student Conference Planning Committee

Member and Session Chair

Years Active: January 2019 - Present

I am an active member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Student Conference Planning Committee. As a committee member, I assist in planning the theme, speakers, panels, and activities for the annual AMS Student Conference. The goal of this conference is to engage students in the atmospheric sciences (undergraduate and graduate level) with opportunities in professional development, academic research, and career growth. 

In addition to being a member of the main committee, I also work with the poster session subcommittee and am a chair for the Integrated Warning Team (IWT) session. In this session, students are able to join professionals from the broadcast industry, public sectors of meteorology, and emergency managers in two interactive workshops.
Under the guidance of these professionals, they learn how these groups collaborate to protect the public and how physical science and social science intertwine to support decision-making.

 

Bottom Photo - Group photo of the AMS Student Conference Planning Committee during the 2020 conference in Boston, MA. I am in the 4th row, 2nd from the left.
 

© 2020 by Quinton Lawton.

 

All opinions on this website are mine and mine alone, and not representative of the National Science Foundation, the University of Miami, or other organizations I am affiliated with. Images, videos, or text on this page cannot be reproduced without my permission.

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