Staff News

Many things have changed at UCAR/NCAR over the decades, technology being one of the most obvious areas of transformation. But change is also evident in the more mundane records of everyday life—such as a cafeteria menu.

On May 4, Wolfgang Drautz, the Consul General of Germany, presented UCAR’s Joach Kuettner with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, one of the nation’s highest civilian honors.

On March 27, longtime EOL employee Ken Harris passed away unexpectedly at his home due to a heart attack.

The historical Ben Franklin, shown here with GLOBE’s Gary Randolph, made a surprise visit to the program’s booth at this year’s National Science Teachers Association conference, held in Philadelphia on March 17–20.

EO director Roberta Johnson will step down on April 12 to focus on a new partnership between Windows to the Universe, the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA), and the Wi

In February, a new type of organizational unit spanning NCAR and UCP came onto the scene.

In March, UCAR/NCAR was confronted with the sad news of the death of Kelly Craig, 20, EOL’s Web developer. A memorial was held on March 11 in Longmont, where Kelly lived.

About 50 years ago, on April 1, 1960, the world’s first successful weather satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Wes Wildcat
Wes Wildcat knows how to change with the times. He came to NCAR nearly 34 years ago to work in the print shop. When the unit folded eight years later, he spent 10 years in the now-defunct computer graphics department, putting data onto 35-millimeter film and microfiche. After that technology was phased out and the film room closed, Wes moved into CISL’s Network Engineering & Telecommunications Section (NETS), where his current job title is network technician.
Jack Fellows

To quote Charles Dickens, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of