The 2018 Midwest Student Conference on Atmospheric Research (MSCAR) is designed to create an opportunity for students, both graduate and undergraduate, to present their research to other students in a conference setting. We wish to create a conference conducive to gaining valuable skills in presenting, networking and problem solving.

Information on the Open Forum [Sat 10/7 4-4:50 pm]
How to Communicate Natural Disaster Impacts from an Operational Forecasting Perspective 

With devastating natural disasters (such as the recent events of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria), scientists and forecasters must communicate the severity of these events and their risks in a way that allows individuals to take appropriate action without causing public panic.  Adding to the complexity is how to communicate forecast uncertainty without having the forecast disregarded.      
This open forum will be co-facilitated by Dr. Louis Uccellini and Tom Skilling (our keynote speakers).  They will address the topic, lead and facilitate discussion, and answer questions.
We encourage you to think on this topic ahead of time and bring questions with you to this section of the conference.


  • Registration Closes Sept. 15!
  • Keynote Speakers Announced!
  • NHB - A New Building. A New Conference.
  • University of Illinois: A View from Above