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A rainy afternoon didn’t keep staff from celebrating the Spring Fling on Friday, May 11. The annual all-staff party, held indoors at Center Green, featured a new event: the UCAR Olympics.

On May 1, Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) and his state policy director, Becca Montgomery, visited the Mesa Lab. After being greeted by Tom Bogdan and Roger Wakimoto, they proceeded on a whirlwind tour of the organization.

In early May, UCAR’s Measuring Up conference brought more than 150 attendees to Center Green. This year’s theme was “Outside the Box! Why Innovation Is More Crucial in Challenging Times.”

As a property assistant in F&A's Budget & Finance office, Chris Knoetgen got used to seeing a steady stream of used desktop computers, laptops, and other office technology headed for the recycling bin.

Nathan Hearn (CISL) passed away after a long illness on February 14.

In his three years at NCAR, Nathan touched the lives of his coworkers with his personable manner and professional skills.

The Foothills branch of the NCAR Library has lost its familiar face and driving force with the passing of Leslie Forehand, who died on February 16 after battling ovarian cancer.

On February 7, approximately 60 staff gathered at the Mesa Lab to watch eight 5-minute presentations on forward-thinking ideas involving science communications and education.

On January 16, the UCAR community was saddened to hear that Andy Tasker, director of the GLOBE Program, passed away after a brief illness.

Kevin Manning
Lab/Division: NESL/MMM | Job title: Associate Scientist | Years at NCAR: 20 | Fun Fact: Told his family when he was 8 years old that he’d live in Colorado some day
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