Staff Notes Daily Announcements

Date and Time:  March 9, 10am-12pm          
Location:          FL1-EOL Atrium

What diversity efforts are going on in UCAR/NCAR?  Who are the groups involved in promoting diversity? Stop by to learn more.  Food and drink will be provided at this special event.

Invited Speakers: 

Carolyn Brinkworth, NCAR Director of Diversity, Education and Outreach
Maria Isquierdo, UCAR Human Resources
Members of Comunidad LatinA de NCAR (CLAN)

Moderated by: 

Astrid Maute/Women Organizing Research and Leading Science (WORLS)
Vidal Salazar/Comunidad LatinA de NCAR (CLAN)

Hosted by: 

NCAR Diversity Committee, Asian Circle, WORLS, and CLAN

https://ncar.ucar.edu/diversity-committee/diversity-groups-at-ncar

For more information, contact Astrid Maute at ext. 1539, maute@ucar.edu

Wed, 03/04/2015

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Time: 1:30–2:30 pm
Location: CG1-2126 (also webcast at https://ucarconnect.ucar.edu/live?room=cg12126)

Magnetically modulated heat transport in a global MHD simulation of solar convection

Total solar irradiance (TSI) varies on time scales from minutes, to days and months, including the 1-year solar cycle. There is presently a growing consensus that surface coverage by magnetic structures causes most or all TSI variations occurring on decadal time scales and shorter rotational periods. However, there still remains the possibility that a cyclic modulation of convective heat transport efficiency by magnetic activity could impact irradiance output at the solar surface. We hereby present results from a global MHD simulation of solar convection in which the thermal luminosity due to convective flow motions varies in-phase with the total magnetic energy. The purely random initial magnetic field specified in this experiment develops into a well-organized large-scale antisymmetric component undergoing hemispheric polarity reversals on a 40-year period. When taken together, the solar-like magnetic cycle and the convective heat flux signature suggest that a cyclic modulation of the large-scale heat-carrying convective flow motions could be operating inside the real Sun. Toward assessing the existence of such an effect inside the Sun, we analyze the simulation in detail to uncover the physical mechanism responsible for the enhanced heat transport, and whether its associated irradiance contribution could add up to pure surface effects.

For more information, contact Sheryl Shapiro at ext. 1567, sheryls@ucar.edu

Wed, 03/04/2015

Parents' Night Out (PNO) is a great opportunity for you and your significant other to get out to dinner and a movie!  By emailing the Center Director, Stephanie Ivancic (sivancic@cclc.com), you could sign your child up from 6pm-8pm ($30 for one child or $40 for two children) or 6pm-10pm ($50 for one child and $60 for two children).  Children are welcome to wear their pajamas for a fun evening of movies and pizza!  If your child has a video that he or she would like to share, bring it in. Please make sure that it is labeled with your contact info and let the fun begin!  Siblings under the age of seven are welcome as well.  We are inviting all UCAR employees to take advantage of this as your child does not need to be enrolled at the Center to participate!

Upcoming PNOs are:  March 6th (this Friday), March 20th, April 3rd and April 17th.   

Child Care Drop-in Opportunities at CCLC at UCAR

CCLC (Children's Creative Learning Center) is a child care center sponsored by UCAR.  UCAR employees receive a discount on tuition and priority on the waitlist. However, CCLC at UCAR is open to the community as well.  We would like to reach out and let you know that we are also available for drop-in care.  Our center is located near Valmont and Foothills Parkway in Boulder.  CCLC at UCAR provides a stimulating and caring environment designed to promote social, emotional, cognitive and physical development.  We strive to create programs to develop positive self images within children as well as respect for their individuality, intelligence, and creativity.  The teachers at our center are all highly trained, committed, and dedicated people who truly enjoy working in the field of early childhood education.  Please contact Stephanie Ivancic for more information on enrollment rates as well as drop-in rates.  We would be happy to schedule tours as well!

Stephanie Ivancic - sivancic@cclc.com

For more information, contact Susie Siders at ext. 1650, siders@ucar.edu

Wed, 03/04/2015

May 18, 2015 - May 21, 2015
Boulder, Colorado

Data assimilation refers to a class of methods that link physical and probability models with the goal of inference or prediction for often complex, nonlinear dynamical systems. Applications are many and include geophysical sciences, engineering, and computational sciences.

The Summer School will provide a mathematical introduction to a variety of data assimilation techniques; a flavor of the applied problems, modelling and methodological challenges in this area; and a workshop on computational tools used in their exploration.--

Registration information:

Registration for participants and speakers required. NCAR staff are welcome to "drop in" but register and preference of seating to those that have registered will be adhered to.

http://www.stat.osu.edu/~oksana/summer-school-in-data-assimilation-2015....

For more information, contact Carolyn Mueller at ext. 2491, cmueller@ucar.edu

Wed, 03/04/2015

The TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions for March 2015 have been scheduled. The TIAA-CREF representative will be at:

Foothills Lab 2, Room 1003. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 9:00am – 3:00pm

RAF, Library. Thursday, March 26, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm

SIGN UP TODAY:

To schedule a counseling session, please call their Scheduling and Service Group phone reservation center at 1-800-732-8353.

These sessions are in high demand, so if you have to miss your appointment, be sure to contact TIAA-CREF as soon as possible so they can fill your time slot.

For more information, contact Irena Haimsky at ext. 8706, irena@ucar.edu

Wed, 03/04/2015

New to Web of Science or just want a refresher? The NCAR Library is happy to let you know that as part of our subscription Thomson-Reuters offers live training sessions. Sessions range from 30 minutes to one hour and include a presentation by the Thomson-Reuters Customer Education team, followed by a question and answer period ensuring you leave with the knowledge you need.

Classes taught are:

Web of Science: General Search and Navigation
Weds., March 4, 2:00 PM New York

Web of Science: Cited Reference Search
Weds., March 11, 2:00 PM New York

Web of Science: Using Advanced Search
Thurs., March 12, 2:00 PM New York

Web of Science: Organization Name Searching
Fri., March 13, 11:00 AM New York

EndNote Online for New Web of Science Users
Fri., March 20, 2:00 PM New York

Questions? Please contact the NCAR Library at ncarref@ucar.edu or x8505.

For more information, contact Jennifer Phillips at ext. 1173, jennp@ucar.edu

Wed, 03/04/2015

These new acquisitions will be displayed at each NCAR Library location for one week, first at FL Library and then at ML Library. If you have questions regarding the items or want to suggest additions to the library collection, please contact the NCAR Library at ncarref@ucar.edu or ext. 8505.

100+ Management Models: How To Understand And Apply The World's Most Powerful Business Tools
Authors: Alfons Trompenaars; Piet Hein Coebergh
Publisher: McGraw Hill Education
Call Number HD30.4 .T77 2014
Location: FL Library

Colorado River Basin Water Management: Evaluating and Adjusting to Hydroclimatic Variability
Author: Committee on the Scientific Bases of Colorado River Basin Water Management 
Publisher: National Research Council of the National Academies
Call Number: HD1695.C7 C55 2007
Location: FL Library

For more information, contact NCAR Library at ext. 8505, ncarref@ucar.edu

Tue, 03/03/2015

There were four articles by NCAR/UCAR staff recently added to OpenSky and published between February 1 and February 28, 2015:

Vanvyve, E., L. Delle Monache, A.J. Monaghan, and J. Pinto, 2015: Wind resource estimates with an analog ensemble approach. Renewable Energy, 74, 761-773, DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2014.08.060 | OpenSky

Galarneau, T., R. McTaggart Cowan, L.F. Bosart, and C.A. Davis, 2015: Development of North Atlantic tropical disturbances near upper-level potential vorticity streamers. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 72, 572-597, DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-14-0106.1 | OpenSky

Kulkarni, S., N. Sobhani, J.P. Miller-Schulze, M.M. Shafer, J.J. Schauer, P.A. Solomon, P.E. Saide, S.N. Spak, Y.F. Cheng, H.A. Denier von der Gon, Z. Lu, D.G. Streets, G. Janssens-Maenhout, C. Wiedinmyer, J. Lantz, M. Artamonova, B. Chen, S. Imashev, L. Sverdlik, J.T. Deminter, B. Adhikary, A. D'Allura, C. Wei, and G.R. Carmichael, 2015: Source sector and region contributions to BC and PM2.5 in Central Asia. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 1683-1705, DOI: 10.5194/acp-15-1683-2015 | OpenSky

Schmitt, C., J. All, J.P. Schwarz, W.P. Arnott, R.J. Cole, E. Lapham, and A. Celestian, 2015: Measurements of light-absorbing particles on the glaciers in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. The Cryosphere9, 331-340, DOI: 10.5194/tc-9-331-2015 | OpenSky

You, W., Z. Zang, X. Pan, L. Zhang, and D. Chen, 2015: Estimating PM2.5 in Xi'an, China using aerosol optical depth: A comparison between the MODIS and MISR retrieval models. Science of the Total Environment, 505, 1156-1165, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.11.024 | OpenSky

For more information, contact Michael Flanagan at ext. 2665, flanagan@ucar.edu

Mon, 03/02/2015

Science on a Sphere will grace the Center Green campus in mid April thanks to the efforts of the Visiting Scientist Program (VSP) and NOAA. We are actively looking for staff who would be interested in presenting, and interpreting the visualizations available on the Science on a Sphere platform while the opportunity exists. Training for staff interested in bringing Earth science datasets to life on the sphere for selected audiences, should join us March 4th, from 2:30 - 4pm  at NOAA.

Please contact Teri Eastburn in the UCAR Center for Science Education to register.  

For more information, contact Teri Eastburn at ext. 1152, eastburn@ucar.edu

Mon, 03/02/2015

Friday, March 6, 2015
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
CG1-Auditorium
No registration required

Sponsored by UCAR's Wellness Advisory Committee, this event is free and open to UCAR employees, retirees, their spouses/partners and dependent/adult children 18-26 years of age.  Health Fair events include:  Blood Screening Results and Private Consultations; Blood Pressure Screening, Full Blood Chemistry, PSA Prostate Cancer Screening; Optional Blood Screening Screenings; Pulmonary Screening; Bone Density Screening; Body Mass Analysis; Skin Cancer Screening; Vision/Hearing Screening; Ergonomics; Child and Elder Care Resources; Benefits Information; Chair Massage; Health Information Booths, Refreshments, Giveaways; Prizes; and much, much more!

Please note, pre-health fair bloodwork screening results can be claimed at the Health Fair. To have a proxy claim your results, they must bring your signed Proxy Release Form to the Health & Benefits Fair.  All unclaimed results will be postal-mailed to participants.

UCAR offers these events as a service and participation is voluntary.  UCAR does not recommend or endorse any products, services or resources associated with these events. For more information, visit UCAR's Health & Benefits Fair website.

Here's to your good health from your friends on the Wellness Advisory Committee (WAC).

For more information, contact Cheryl Cristanelli at ext. 8708, cherylc@ucar.edu

Mon, 03/02/2015

The Mesa Lab semi-annual building maintenance shutdown is scheduled for Saturday, 18 April from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  During this time the Mesa Lab and Fleischmann Buildings will experience intermittent electrical, heating, and air conditioning interruptions, some for extended periods.

Access to the Mesa Lab will be restricted to authorized employees, and there will be no public access to the building.  Visitors may still use the trails around the building.

CISL/ISGB will be releasing information regarding the impact of the Mesa Lab Data Center portion of the shutdown in the near future as details become available. Please direct questions about the Mesa Lab Data Center to isgb@ucar.edu.

For more information, contact David Maddy at ext. 1134, maddy@ucar.edu

Fri, 02/27/2015

Five questions for NCAR's new director of HAO

As part of a series of interviews with new leaders at NCAR/UCAR, Staff News recently chatted with Scott McIntosh. We asked five questions to learn more about Scott, personally and professionally. more>

For more information, contact Rebecca Swisher at ext. 8609, rebeccas@ucar.edu

Thu, 02/26/2015

UCAR Communications is pleased to announce our new internally focused Google+ page - NCAR|UCAR StaffNet! The page has been developed to communicate timely news, photos, and announcements for staff. To visit StaffNet, search for “NCAR UCAR StaffNet” from your Google+ account. Once you get to StaffNet, please follow the page and we will add you to our circles so you can see the posts. 

You may also copy and paste the following link into your browser window:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/110158126640906030701/11015812664090603070...

If you haven’t activated your Google+ account, follow the instructions posted on the Google Support Site.

We know your time is precious, so our goal is to keep this Google+ page short, sweet, and up-to-date with the latest and greatest new stuff for staff.  

Feel free to send your photos and news items to staffnet@ucar.edu if you have something you’d like to share with your colleagues. All items will be reviewed, moderated, and edited by the StaffNet publishers. Submissions must be timely, brief, and relevant to the general staff audience.   

Thanks for checking out StaffNet!  

For more information, contact Rebecca Swisher at ext. 8609, rebeccas@ucar.edu

Wed, 02/25/2015

Need to brush up on a foreign language?

Transparent Language Online is an online language learning application available to the NCAR/UCAR community through the NCAR Library. This product offers free remote access anytime from anywhere for over 80 languages. It provides personal progress tracking as well as audio pronunciation analysis and cultural resources.

Access is available through the NCAR library http://library.ucar.edu/ Your initial visit will require a one-time set-up process for your account. Once you have established your account, a mobile application is available.

See more at: Transparent Language Online.

For more information, contact NCAR Library at ext. 8505, ncarref@ucar.edu

Wed, 02/25/2015

The UCAR Center for Science Education is keen to gather a list of scientists and engineers who are willing to work with them to review educational materials for accuracy of their science and engineering content. NCAR|UCAR has a commitment to ensuring that all of our educational materials are 100% scientifically/(engineeringly?) accurate, and for that, we need your help!  

If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, please drop me an email at carolyn@ucar.edu with your subject area, and the kind of time commitment you'd be able to make, be it an hour here and there, or devoting time to a more intense project. Many thanks in advance! 

 

For more information, contact Carolyn Brinkworth at ext. 1137, carolyn@ucar.edu

Wed, 02/25/2015

Please share this information with potentially interested high school students, their parents or educators.
 
We wanted to alert you to an opportunity this summer for high school Sophomores and Juniors (status at time of application). The Computational & Information Systems Lab for the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is presenting a “Data Analytics Bootcamp for High School Students.”
 
This is a FREE hands-on workshop on data analytics, essential for learning how to interpret large sets of data. Open to Sophomores or Juniors (at the time they fill out the application) attending high school in the Boulder Valley School District area, the program includes a field trip to NCAR’s supercomputing facility in Wyoming, and guest lectures from university professors.
 
What: Data Analytics Workshop for High School Students
Where: National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
When: June 22-26, 2015
Learn More: https://www2.cisl.ucar.edu/data-analytics-bootcamp
 
Application Deadline: March 16, 2015
 
If you have any questions please contact Dorit Hammerling:
Email:  dorith@ucar.edu

For more information, contact Dorit Hammerling at ext. 1222, dorith@ucar.edu

Tue, 02/24/2015

Please, when communicating with the UCAR Payroll Office, for any and all reasons, send your request to payroll@ucar.edu not to any one person.

This will assure it is received by one of us, actually in the office, to handle the request.  Thank you.

For more information, contact Shelley Richards-Craig at ext. 8857, src@ucar.edu

Tue, 02/24/2015

If you are expecting a new addition to your family (birth or adoption of a child), you are eligible for up to 12 weeks of continuous leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Per UCAR policy, you may use PTO, Vacation, Sick Leave, or unpaid leave for the first 10 work days after which you will be placed on Salary Continuation Pay (SCP) for the period of time your physician authorizes.

Eligibility for SCP requires certification from your physician. Please contact Irena Haimsky 30 days prior to the anticipated event date to begin the process and complete the necessary paperwork. You will be given the “Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee’s Serious Health Condition” form for your physician to complete and return. While on SCP, you will continue to receive full pay and benefits, and you continue to accrue PTO or Vacation/Sick leave.

As a reminder, lactation rooms are available in some campuses. Please refer to the lactation room link below.

Fathers of a newborn or an adopted child are eligible for 12 weeks of FMLA leave. Family Sick Leave, PTO or Vacation leave may be used during FMLA leave. To request FMLA leave, please contact Irena Haimsky.

Additional FMLA and SCP information is located below:

https://www2.fin.ucar.edu/hr/benefits/family-medical-leave-act-fmla

https://www2.fin.ucar.edu/hr/benefits/leave-plans

For more information, contact Irena Haimsky at ext. 8706, irena@ucar.edu

Wed, 02/18/2015

Speaker:    Jenny Sun, Scientist, RAL, HAP
                
Date:        March 11, 2015    
Time:        3:30pm
Place:        FL 2 – Rm 1022

Abstract: 

The great Colorado flood that occurred during the second week of September 2013 was an unprecedented event causing loss of life and significant property damage. While the rainfall and flooding covered a large area of northern Colorado over a one-week period, three episodes of heavy rainfall deluged the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with the most intense episode centered in Boulder County the night of 11 September. The large-scale event brought abundant moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, which is believed to be the source of the record amount of rainfall. Locally heavy rainfall, however, was driven by mesoscale processes.  This study will examine the formation mechanisms of these processes on the night of 11 September using high-resolution analyses from the Variational Doppler Radar Analysis System (VDRAS). VDRAS performs fine-scale analyses by assimilating observations from several WSR-88D radars along the Front Range region and surface networks using a 4-dimensional data assimilation technique. Results suggest that, in addition to the large-scale forcing over the Rocky Mountains, the terrain of the Palmer Divide south of Denver and the Cheyenne Ridge north of Boulder played an important role in the formation of the mesoscale heavy rainfall system.

This seminar will be Webcast & Recorded - Webcast link
http://www.fin.ucar.edu/it/mms/fl-live.htm

For more information, contact Marybeth Zarlingo at ext. 2751, zarlingo@ucar.edu

Tue, 02/17/2015

Through the efforts of the Visiting Scientist Programs (VSP) and NOAA, the large visualization sphere known as Science on a Sphere will be gracing the Center Green campus with its presence in mid April. Interested divisions and/or programs that would like to reserve the Sphere for a special event and showing for internal or external audiences are encouraged to do so. There is scheduling availability on the dates of April 14th and 16th at the present time.

Additionally, any staff that would like training from NOAA to operate and display visualizations on Science on a Sphere are invited to one or both of the scheduled trainings on March 4th and April 1st from 2-4pm at NOAA. There will be a few staff showings scheduled as well. We will be looking for staff who would be interested in presenting and interpreting the science visualizations. Interested individuals should contact Teri Eastburn in the UCAR Center for Science Education for more information, to schedule, and to RSVP for NOAA training. Thank you! 

For more information, contact Teri Eastburn at ext. 1152, eastburn@ucar.edu

Fri, 02/13/2015

The L’Oréal For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations.  More than 2,000 women scientists in over 100 countries have been recognized since the program began in 1998. 

The L’Oréal USA For Women In Science fellowship program will award five post‐doctoral women scientists in the United States this year with grants of up to $60,000 each. Applicants are welcome from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics.

The application and more information on the L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program can be found at www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience. Applications are due on Friday, March 20, 2015

Personal note from Carolyn: This kind of requirement for self-promotion is just about the pinnacle of doubt for imposter syndrome. If you are hesitating about whether to apply for this, stop thinking about it and just do it. Don't let imposter syndrome get in the way of a chance of $60,000 of research funding! Come and talk to me if you have any questions or concerns, or just need a pep talk. My door, email and phone are there to be used. Good luck!! 


For more information, contact Carolyn Brinkworth at ext. 1137, carolyn@ucar.edu

Mon, 02/09/2015

CALL FOR ARTISTS!

Artists will be selected by jury for solo or group exhibitions in the two UCAR public galleries l & ll of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Individuals interested in submitting their work for consideration may register via the Community Art Program- UCAR Center for Science Education:

 http://scied.ucar.edu/exhibits/community-art-program

The deadline for registration is April 1, 2015 at 5pm. There is no fee. Registration may be limited, if necessary. This round of judging will select artists for exhibits June 2015-May 2016, at NCAR’s Mesa Laboratory. Artists are requested to submit three representative pieces of their work and may provide a statement of 100 words or less (optional). Gallery space limits UCAR exhibits to wall-hanging artwork.

The NCAR Mesa Laboratory is located at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. Its galleries and Visitor Center are open to the public on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact:

Audrey Lewis at (303)-497-2570

Email: alewis@ucar.edu

Community Art Program - UCAR Center for Science Education
P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, Fax: (303) 497-2411

 

For more information, contact Audrey Lewis at ext. 2570, alewis@ucar.edu

Thu, 02/05/2015

The NCAR Community Art Program proudly presents two new exhibits: 

Textile Art by Annette Kennedy

Explorations in Fiber: Textile artist, Annette Kennedy, of Longmont, CO will be showing her paint-enhanced art quilts in UCAR Gallery l of the National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Lab from February 1st through March 28th, 2015. The show will include her original art quilts along with some reproductions in print form. You'll see many nature explorations as well as a few architectural ones. Come see her colorful award winning work!

Oil Paintings by Shari Farabaugh

For oil painter Shari Farabaugh every once in a while, magic happens and the painting seems to paint itself. From waterscapes, to still life’s, to figurative works, she finds inspiration in a wide range of subjects. Though she is a realist, she works to find the bold abstract design in every subject. Light and nature’s complicated patterns are her muses, and for her, beauty is in the details. Farabaugh's work will be on exhibit in UCAR Gallery ll of the National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Lab February 1, 2015 through March 28, 2015.

For more information, contact Audrey Lewis at ext. 2570, alewis@ucar.edu

Fri, 01/30/2015

Workshop and Tutorial
Boulder, CO  3-7 August, 2015

The workshop will focus on:

1. Ensemble assimilation for atmosphere, ocean, land and coupled earth system models.

2. Hybrid ensemble variational assimilation techniques.

The Graduate Student Tutorial will cover:

1. An introduction to ensemble data assimilation.

2. Using the Data Assimilation Research Testbed (DART) community software facility.

3. Using DART with the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model.

4. Using DART with the Community Earth System Model (CESM).

The tutorial will prepare graduate students with an interest in data assimilation to be active participants in the workshop. By the end of the week, students will be ready to do research using DART with a variety of geoscience models and observations.

Tutorial Application Procedures:

Students interested in attending the tutorial must register and submit a letter of application stating research interests.

Visit the website for this event by following this link: https://www2.cisl.ucar.edu/ens_da_frontiers


For more information, contact Tim Hoar at ext. 1708, thoar@ucar.edu

Wed, 01/28/2015

Folks, we’ve had a request from the 2015 Colorado Science and Engineering Fair, looking for scientists to act as judges from 9am - 5:30pm on Thursday, April 9th at Colorado State University (see below for the full request from the coordinator). If you’ve never judged a science fair before, I highly recommend it, as it’s a ton of fun - the kids are smart and motivated, and occasionally have some rather “creative” ideas for projects (my particular favorite was the kid who decided to test the speed of sound in different air temperatures by sticking his head in a lit oven. He had some great sources of uncertainty and, miraculously, still had his eyebrows).

If you are interested in volunteering for this, please sign up or contact the coordinator directly (details below), but please also cc me (carolyn@ucar.edu) so I know you’re going, and can report numbers to the NSF.

Thank you!!

Carolyn


The 2015 Colorado Science and Engineering Fair (CSEF) will be held April 9-11, 2015 is the 60th Anniversary of the CSEF!  Judging for the CSEF will take place from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9th.  The fair will be held in the Lory Student Center at Colorado State University.

The success of the CSEF depends in a huge part on the quality of the judges who volunteer to judge the approximately 400 projects from the 6th-12th grades (Junior Division is grades 6-8 and Senior Division is grades 9-12) in 12 different categories.  A description of the categories can be found at http://www.csef.colostate.edu/Category_Descriptions.pdf. You participation is greatly appreciated.

To view the Grand Awards Judge Information page, please go to http://www.csef.colostate.edu/Judges.htm and to register as a Grand Awards Judge, please visit http://129.82.204.188/csef/gaj/login.php.  The importance of your assistance as a Grand Awards Judge at the CSEF cannot be estimated enough.  These students come from all over the state of Colorado to compete at the CSEF.  For grades 9-12, many of these students will get the opportunity to attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.  ALL of the students gain the experience of presenting a project to the judges (both visually and verbally), meet potential contacts who will help them on their road to college and in some cases includes internships, gain the experience of creating or designing a project from start to finish, and will have the opportunity to receive scholarships to state higher education.  To view some of the past CSEF successes, please see http://csef.colostate.edu/.

Please join us for the 2015 CSEF!  If you have any question, please feel free to contact me.
Warm regards,

Nancy Glissmann
GrandAwards Judging Coordinator
GrandAwardsCSEF@gmail.com
Colorado Science and Engineering Fair (CSEF)
3835 Birchwood Drive, Boulder, CO  80304-1428
303.817.4271 (cell) 303-413-8505 (home)

For more information, contact Carolyn Brinkworth at ext. 1137, carolyn@ucar.edu

Thu, 12/04/2014

January 20-23, 2015
June 9-12, 2015
Corporate Technical Training Center
Center Green campus, 3085 Center Green Drive (CG-2)

These 3.5 day workshops are geared towards new users of NCL, and will be taught by both an associate scientist and a software engineer. The workshops include a combination of introductory lectures and hands-on labs.

During the labs, the instructors work with students to help them write NCL programs for analyzing their own data.

Limited travel funds are available for eligible students or faculty members at minority serving institutions in the United States, or from universities in EPSCoR states.

Registration is free and limited to 16 students per class, so be sure to register as soon as possible.

See the link below for information on registering for the workshop and/or applying for travel funds.

For more information, contact Mary Haley at ext. 1254, haley@ucar.edu

Fri, 10/10/2014