The UCAR annual Members meeting convened at 12:30PM, Tuesday, 10 October.
Chairman Otis Brown welcomed all the Members. The agenda
was adopted, the minutes
of the October 1999 Members meeting were adopted, the financial
report received, and Deloitte
and Touche were
elected to conduct the FY2001 Audit.
Reports. Reports were
given by the UCAR Board Chairman Otis
Brown , UCAR President Rick
Anthes, the NCAR Director Tim
Killeen, UCAR Education and Outreach Director Roberta
Johnson, and UCAR Foundation Chairman John
Dutton, and NSFís
Javis Moyers and Cliff Jacobs, Academic Affiliates Chairman Rich
Clark, University Relations Committee Chairman Kelvin
Droegemeier, and UCARís
Committee Chairwoman Mary Jo Richardson presented the Membership Committee
- New UCAR Members.
UCAR membership was approved for Arizona State University, Howard University,
and Rutgers University bringing UCAR membership to 66 institutions.
- Membership Renewals.
The following memberships were renewed for another eight year term:
of Alabama at Hunstville
Institute of Mining and Technology
Affiliate. Mary Jo announced that Dalhousie University was approved
as an Academic Affilateat the Membership Committee meeting in June, bringing
the number of Affilates to 20.
Elections were held for Trustees, Nominating and Members' Committees, University
Relations, and Scientific Programs Evaluation Committee.
Eugenia Kalnay (University of Maryland) and Soroosh Sorooshian (University
of Arizona) were elected new Trustees. Patricia Woodworth (University
of Chicago) was elected Trustee at Large and Leo Donner (Princeton) and
Gabor Vali (University of Wyoming) were re-lected for another three year
Committee. Anthony Brazel (Arizona State University), Art Few (Rice
University), and Robert Talbot (University of New Hampshire) were elected
to the Membership Committee.
Brown (University of Miami) Fred
Carr (University of Oklahoma), Paola
Malanotte-Rizzoli, Chairwoman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology),
John Merrill (University
of Rhode Island), and
Mary Jo Richardson (The Texas A&M University) were
elected to the Nominating Committee.
Eric Betterton (University of Arizona) was re-lected for another three
term. Efi Foufoula-Georgiou (University of Minnesota), Everette Joseph
(Howard University), and Pat Reiff (Rice University) were elected as new
members of the URC.
Susan Avery (University of Colorado), Eric Barron (Penn State), Robert
Duce (Texas A&M), Franco Einaudi (NASA), Chris Fairall (NOAA), Daniel
Jacob (Harvard), Bert Semtner (Naval Postgraduate School), and Lisa Sloan
(UC-Santa Cruz) were elected to the SPEC.
and Forum. Over this past year, we have been celebrating UCAR/NCARís
40th anniversary through a wide-variety of activities. This
year-long dialogue began at the October 1999 Annual Meeting with a Forum
focused on the following question:
How should the universities
and UCAR/NCAR, working in partnership with the rest of the atmospheric
sciences community, evolve to meet the highest priority challenges and
opportunities of the next several decades?
The 1999 Forum drew
on the findings from the 1998
BASC report The Atmospheric Sciences Entering the Twenty-First Century
and the NSF
to set the framework for discussion of this question. A wide-reaching set
of issues emerged:
interactions and cooperation.
- the importance
of interdisciplinary research and integration of research; data access
and integration of data sets.
- training for
instrument users and users of the observational data
- decrease in
graduate student applications.
- Changes in technology,
new opportunities, and new but also new challenges to name a few.
These issues formed
the basis for a Community Survey
sent this past May to over 2000 members of the broad atmospheric and related
sciences community. UCAR received roughly 600 responses to the survey (30
percent response rate). Survey responses sell into five key areas and became
the topics of breakout sessions at the Annual Meeting.
Each of the breakout
groups reviewed the community responses in these areas, listened to
how UCAR/NCAR planned to respond to the survey, and then the members attending
these breakout session provided feedback on the UCAR/NCAR planning. The
chairs of each breakout session provided a summary
on the session discussions. The summaries are linked below:
incorporate this community feedback into UCAR/NCAR planning and report
on this planning to the Trustees. UCAR and NCAR would like to thank all
those members of the community that participated in this year-long dialogue
and look forward to many more years serving our community together.
UCAR Year 2000
Retrospective. A document entitled UCAR
at Forty (Year 2000 Retrospective) was also part of the year-long
dialogue. This document highlighted the many accomplishments UCAR and the
community have made together over the past 40 years and included essays
from community members Susan Solomon, Robert Rosner, Joachim Kuettner,
T.N. Krishmaniurli, Richard Reed, Denise Stephenson-Hawk, and John Zillman.
Each meeting participant was provided a copy of this document and many
Members commented that this document could be used in their recruiting
Anniversary Banquet. Approximately 400 people attended this banquet
where many of the founding members of UCAR and others were honored, including
Harlan Cleveland, Tom Malone, Roscoe Braham, Reid Bryson, Quigg Newton,
Earl Droessler. Paul MacCready was the speaker for the evening, highlighting
many of the human-and solar-powered aircraft he has designed and the need
to be good stewards of our fragile Earth.