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November 2007

Staff win awards for science, multicultural service

In October, Paty Romero-Lankao, deputy director of ISSE, was awarded the Latina Leader Award in Science from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. The award, which recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding Latinas in their respective professional arenas and their impact on the Latino community, cites Paty’s notable contributions in the area of science and her role as a model for young people.

Also in October, Dorothy Bustamante and Raj Pandya were honored at the Boulder County Community Action Program’s 19th Annual Multicultural Awards Banquet. The awards recognize people who make significant contributions to the community and help further the program’s mission of reaching out to youth and low-income residents.

Dorothy, an administrator in CISL, won an award in the government category for her work with the Boulder County Latina Women’s League, where she sits on the board of directors and mentors Latina students. She is also a board member of the YWCA, whose mission is to eliminate racism and empower women, and a member of Boulder Community United, an organization which works to stop hate crimes, discrimination, and racism in Boulder County.

Raj, director of SOARS, won an award in the science category for his work encouraging students from minority populations to participate in the atmospheric and related sciences, as well as for leading UCAR/NCAR’s Africa Initiative. Raj is also on the board of the I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County, whose mission is to help disadvantaged students succeed academically and attend college.

In this issue...

IPCC contributors share in Nobel Peace Prize

Remembering John Firor and Janet Roberts

Sunrise test flight successful

Same library, new home

A firsthand look at disappearing sea ice

NCAR launches Women in Science committee

Fantastic forum

Staff win awards for science, multicultural service

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