April 29, 2016 | NCAR's Anke Kamrath recently applied her expertise in "big data" to help a national panel devise a strategy to strengthen seasonal weather prediction.
Anke Kamrath, NCAR
April 21, 2016 | Dan Burge, administrative assistant at UCP's Visiting Scientist Programs (VSP), is known around the office for being warm and friendly. At a holiday party last year with colleagues at the Hotel Boulderado, he dressed as Elf, comedian Will Ferrell's warm and friendly movie character.
Dan Burge (UCAR VSP)
April 14, 2016 | Many people know Danica Lombardozzi for her passion for ecological science and for co-founding the ozone gardens at NCAR's Mesa Lab and the University of Colorado. These gardens illustrate how plants are damaged by ground-level ozone.
NCAR scientist Danica Lombardozzi
April 7, 2016 | Irfan Elahi is the project manager overseeing the installation of our newest supercomputers – first Yellowstone and now Cheyenne. The section head in NCAR's Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) didn't set out to become an expert on building, deploying, and maintaining large, high-performance computing systems. In another life, he might have become an astrophysicist. But as he told us, that option didn't exist for a child growing up in Pakistan in the 1970s.
Irfan Elahi, supercomputer installation project manager
March 31, 2016 | On June 3, 1980, seven tornadoes touched down in or near Grand Island, Nebraska, killing five people and injuring 200. Julie Demuth, now a project scientist in NCAR's Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology Lab, was 2 years old at the time. While she doesn't remember what would later be dubbed "The Night of the Twisters," the events made an indelible impression. "My dad worked for the city, so I grew up listening to the stories from that night," she said.
NCAR scientist Julie Demuth
March 24, 2016 | Paula Fisher says it took her only one student teaching stint to learn that secondary school teaching wasn't for her. So the current administrator for NCAR's Advanced Study Program (ASP) took another path, learning TeX typesetting while working as a student assistant in the Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Colorado. When Fisher spotted an NCAR job ad in 1994 for a TeX typesetter, she jumped at the opportunity.  
Paula Fisher
March 15, 2016 | Postdoctoral researchers have a lot of specialized scientific knowledge. But transitioning into the next phase of life can be daunting. With that challenge in mind, nearly 70 National Science Foundation geoscience postdocs from around the country received tailored career development services last week at a first-of-its-kind workshop hosted by NCAR/UCAR. The 2 1/2-day workshop included expert-led sessions on career management, work-life balance, proposal writing, communication, job interviewing, and salary negotiation.
NSF postdocs who attended career development workshop in Boulder
March 11, 2016 | Nearly 30 broadcast meteorologists from around the country converged on NCAR earlier this month to learn how to communicate climate change issues more effectively.
NCAR scientist Claudia Tebaldi explaining climate-change science to broadcast meteorologists
March 8, 2016 | NHK, Japan's national public broadcasting network, came to Foothills Lab last week to interview Senior Scientist Emeritus Jim Wilson (EOL/RAL) for a one-hour, prime-time documentary on the late atmospheric scientist Ted Fujita. The documentary makers, who also interviewed former NCAR Director Emeritus Robert Serafin (who maintains an office in EOL) and project scientist Rita Roberts (RAL), explored Fujita's groundbreaking work on microbursts
NCAR scientist Jim Wilson interviewed by Japanese film crew
February 8, 2016 | The first-ever UNEION (UCAR|NCAR Equity and Inclusion) training series was such a success that the NCAR Office for Diversity, Education & Outreach is launching a second session this spring.
UNEION cohort

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