May 5, 2016 | Mari Tye might have wound up with a career in music if it wasn't for the influence of her engineer father--and a rather interesting job before her university studies that involved muck (read on). Today, the project scientist in NCAR's Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory (MMM) is one of the coordinators of the Engineering for Climate Extremes Partnership (ECEP), which aims to bolster weather and climate resilience.
NCAR scientist Mari Tye
May 4, 2016 | The realities of climate change can test our optimism. The new Mesa Lab climate exhibit, which is being installed this month, aims to leave visitors with a sense of hope. “We’re excited to include a major section that emphasizes what people can do about climate change in their personal choices, such as driving less or making their homes more energy efficient,” said Becca Hatheway, exhibits manager for the UCAR Center for Science Education (SciEd). “We didn’t want visitors leaving the exhibit feeling nothing but doom and gloom."
New NCAR climate exhibit: Shifting weather odds interactive display
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