July 31, 2015 | Congratulations are in order for several NCAR staff members who have obtained patents for their inventions. The staff members were recognized during an awards ceremony at the Mesa Lab on July 8, 2015. “Innovation is at the core of the work throughout our labs and programs. It's always an honor to gather inventors and celebrate their successes in receiving patents,” said Meg McClellan, UCAR's Chief Legal Officer.
Roy Rasmussen receives patent award from Bill Mahoney, Meg McClellan
June 29, 2015 | At its meeting on May 12–14 in Washington, D.C., the UCAR Board of Trustees appointed six new NCAR Senior Scientists (see profiles below):
June 23, 2015 | Judy Green is retiring on Monday, July 6, after 38 years of service at NCAR|UCAR. As the lead UCAR Telephone Assistant for 38 years, Judy has connected callers with grace, humor, and warmth. She is affectionately known to the Networking Section of CISL as "Mom."
Judy Green (right) with her daughter, Belinda Houseright
June 19, 2015 | CISL’s Scientific Visualization Services Group (SVSG) recently partnered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to enhance one of NOAA’s premier science education tools for explaining Earth System science to people of all backgrounds and ages, known as Science on a Sphere (SOS).
El Nino visualization for Science on a Sphere
June 17, 2015 | CISL’s IMAGe co-sponsored a summer school on data assimilation, hosting 28 participants at NCAR in Boulder from May 18-21. The program, organized by Oksana Chkrebtii of Ohio State University and Mikyoung Jun of Texas A&M University, was part of a series of graduate workshops on environmental data analytics of the Research Network for Statistical Methods for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (STATMOS).
Peng Zhan (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) discusses his research with another summer school participant during a poster session reception at the NCAR Mesa Lab.
May 28, 2015 | As part of a series of interviews with new leaders at NCAR/UCAR, Staff News recently chatted with Chris Davis, who now heads the Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology Lab. We asked five questions to learn more about Chris, personally and professionally.Staff News: Tell us a little about your background.
Chris Davis
May 14, 2015 | Cindy Schmidt (UCAR University Relations) recently received the Boulder Daily Camera Pacesetter Award for Community Service. Cindy was nominated by several of her peers and colleagues, including NCAR Director Jim Hurrell, for her exemplary volunteerism in the award category that honors nonprofit work or a personal mission.
Cindy Schmidt
April 10, 2015 | Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter visited the Foothills Lab this week to talk with researchers about what science would be most useful for policymakers who make decisions about clean energy issues. At a lunchtime discussion, Ritter met with scientists from NCAR's Research Applications Laboratory and other Boulder-area labs to discuss their work on solar and wind forecasting, among other areas.
Gov. Ritter meeting with NCAR and UCAR staff
April 8, 2015 | Update: Watch a recording of the lecture. Alley's talk, entitled “Ways Forward on Climate and Energy: Getting Good from What We Do and Don’t Know,” took place during the 2015 Conference on World Affairs at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Richard Alley
March 24, 2015 | After 17 years as UCAR vice president for Finance and Administration, Katy Schmoll has earned a quiet retirement. However, that’s not what she’s planning. Katy’s post-retirement agenda includes marrying her fiancée, Tom Genovese, at the end of May; continuing her service on national organizations such as the NASA Advisory Council and local boards of directors such as the Boulder Chamber of Commerce; and continuing to sing Broadway tunes with Lafayette’s Center for Musical Arts.
Katy Schmoll

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