AMS Awards & Honors

Every scientific organization seeks to acknowledge those individuals, teams of people, and organizations whose work should be recognized for its greater purpose and value to the entire enterprise. AMS invites its members and friends to nominate those colleagues who are so deserving of an recognition. 



Society awards are presented at the Annual Meeting, specialized conferences, or other appropriate occasions during the year.


Lecturers are selected each year by the Council based on a recommendation by the STAC Commissioner. Nominations considered are those submitted in the current and preceding two years.

Named Symposia

“Recognition of scientists in the fields served by the AMS, living or deceased, in the form of a named conference or symposium or a named special issue of one of the Society’s journals is an honor reserved for only the most outstanding of our colleagues."

Commission Awards

Board of Early Career Professionals Award for Early Career Achievement

STAC Board and Committee Awards


"Those eligible for election to Fellow shall have made outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences or their applications during a substantial period of years."

Honorary Members

"Honorary Members shall be persons of acknowledged preeminence in the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences, either through their own contributions to the sciences or their application or through furtherance of the advance of those sciences in some other way."

Named Sessions

A named session honoring an individual may be held within an existing specialty conference or symposium on the recommendation of the STAC Commissioner and approval by the Executive Committee. Except for extraordinary circumstances, there should be a limit of two special sessions per specialty conference.