NCAR Undergraduate Leadership Workshop
National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO

June 11 - 15 2012, Boulder, Colorado

Syllabus(.PDF) | Additional Resources

2012 ULW Participants






Monday, June 11  


Program Intro & Overview of the week

Tim Barnes, Spark, Intro and Overview, Systems Game Part I
- Download .ppt file


Leadership of NCAR

Dr. Roger Wakimoto, NCAR Director



Group Photo



Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, Office of the Vice President for Research and School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma - Introduction to Leadership models, Download Part I .pptx File


Leadership Activity

Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier - Leadership Models II - Download Part II .pptx File

  Climate Modeling

Dr. David Lawrence, Climate and Global Dynamics Division of NCAR Download .pptx File


Leadership of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Reserach

Dr. Tom Bogdan, UCAR President
-UCAR President


Certified Passive Home

Brian Fuentes, Principle Architect, Fuentes Design


Climate Change Communication

Denali Hussin, Operations Manager, Climate Communication dot org

  Group Activity Tim Barnes, Systems Activity Part II, Values and S.M.A.R.T. goals

Tuesday, June 12


Weather Research

Dr. Richard Rotunno, Director Mesoscale and Miscroscale Meteorology Division - Download .pptx and movies


Research Applications

Research Applications Lab
-Dr. Jason Knievel
Download .pptx


Solar and Space Weather Research

Dr. Mark Miesch, High Altitude Observatory Download Keynote Presentation   Multimedia  Download .pdf Presentation


Severe Weather

Hands-on with the DOWS
-Dr. Josh Wurman, Director - Center for Severe Weather Research CSWR


Teleconference with Alum

Dr. John Krasting, Physical Scientist, GFDL Download .pptx File


Paul Loikith, Ph.D. Candidate, Rutgers University Download .pptx File

  Field Trip Field trip to Rocky Mountain National Park

Wednesday, June 13


NOAA Fieldtrip Earth System Research Lab

Welcome and Introduction
-Hilary Peddicord; Dr. Ryan Neeley III, GMD & CSD
presentation coming... ; Dr. David Stone SWPC; Lisa Kniederman, NWS Forecaster



Julie Demuth, Societal Impacts Program Download .pptx File


Chemistry in the Field

Dr. Tiffany Duhl, Atmospheric Chemistry Division, NCAR

Chautauqua Park Picnic

Joint Picnic Dinner with SOARS Proteges


Thursday, June 14



Various UCAR/NCAR/UCP Staff


Graduate Panel of Early Career Scientists

Various UCAR/NCAR/UCP Staff


Professional Education

Bruce Muller, Production Manager, COMET presentation coming...


Hands-On Science

Tim Barnes, Spark


Earth Observing Lab, NCAR

Alison Rockwell, Bill Brown, EOL, NCAR


Chocolate and Climate

Dr. Rosie Fisher , Climate and Global Dynamics Division, NCAR


Friday, June 15

  Research From Airborne Platforms Dr. Julie Haggerty and Dr. Britt Stephens


Review of ULW Week

Student Presentations

  Goal Setting Set SMART Goal

Student Feedback

Program Evaluation and Adjourn


Links to Graduate School Opportunities

Jobs and Career Opportunities

National Professional Organizations: