Ali Branscombe

Communications OfficeCommunications Staff Communications | +1 303-497-8609My role is to connect the public and broader atmospheric science community to the latest research methods and discoveries happening at NCAR and UCAR. As a member of the Communications Team, I write articles and news releases for NCAR + UCAR News, and internal messages to all staff.Before coming to NCAR and UCAR, I was working in Washington, D.C., for the Mathematical Association of America, with a mission to advance the understanding of mathematics and its impact on our world. Prior to that position, I interned in the public information office at the American Geophysical Union, which is where I first came to love writing about Earth and space science. I have also worked as a freelance writer and fact-checker for a number of scientific publications, including Discover Magazine and Scientific American. I have bachelor's degrees in science communication and conservation biology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

How Boulder Became a World Center for Space and Atmospheric Science #1 - Boulder Bookstore

Published by the American Meteorological Society, A Scientific Peak chronicles the early stages of Boulder’s meteoric rise to become known as one of America’s smartest cities. Author Joseph P. Bassi introduces us to a wide variety of characters, including founding NCAR Director and UCAR President Walter Orr Roberts, and the serendipitous brew of politics, passion, and sheer luck that, during the post–World War II and Cold War eras, would transform this “scientific Siberia” into the research mecca it is today.

IT Assessment Open Houses for all staff

Two meetings are scheduled on November 4 to give all staff the chance to discuss the results of the IT Assessment with Deloitte and members of the President's Council.  Everyone is welcome to attend. 

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Mesa Lab Main Seminar Room

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - FL2 Room 1022

Change Management Workshop: ADKAR Model (Opt 2)

CHANGE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP (ADKAR Model)Opt 1: July 30, 2014, 1-4 pm, CG1-3131Opt 2: August 4, 2014, 1-4 pm, ML-DamonInstructor: Rebecca Swisher, UCAR Pres Office/Communications

Change Management Workshop: ADKAR Model (Opt 1)

Opt 1: July 30, 2014, 1-4 pm, CG1-3131Opt 2: August 4, 2014, 1-4 pm, ML-DamonInstructor: Rebecca Swisher, UCAR Pres Office/Communications

Climate Change in the American Mind, A Discussion with Anthony Leiserowitz

An interactive discussion with Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, Director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and principal investigator for the landmark reports on Global Warming's Six Americas.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Free flu shots in November

November 2, 2012 | UCAR's first seasonal flu clinic was held at the Mesa Lab on November 1. During the month of November the flu clinic will travel to multiple campuses to provide free flu shots for employees, retirees, their spouses/partners and dependent (adult) children 18-26 years of age.

Under the hood of 'Earth: The Operators’ Manual'

September 18, 2012 | What do chamber pots and bungee jumping have to do with climate change? A lively crowd of about 75 NCAR & UCAR staff and guests found out on Friday, September 14, as filmmaker Geoffrey Haines-Stiles took them on a behind-the-scenes look at the PBS documentary Earth: The Operators’ Manual.


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