Director, Office of Education and Outreach
Phone: (303) 497-2650
NCAR Site Location: Center Green Campus
As of 1 July of this year, Raj Pandya is the new director of UCAR’s Office of Education and Outreach. Before assuming the leadership of E&O, he served as the director of UCAR's Community Building Program, which partnered with underserved communities to design and carry out projects that advance understanding of atmospheric science and address community priorities. Pandya was also director of SOARS, an undergraduate-to-graduate bridge program to broaden participation in the atmospheric and related sciences through research, mentoring, and community.
Pandya earned a PhD in atmospheric science investigating the large-scale organization and influence of long-lived thunderstorms, served as an assistant professor of Meteorology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and has conducted research on improving student learning in the geosciences using technology. He lives in Boulder with his wife Amy, a physician at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, and his horse-crazy daughter, Maya.
Read more about Raj via NCAR's Staff Notes profile.