of them include: October 1999's visualization program, development
of the Web Weather for Kids website; a public talk by the
Director of the National Science Foundation, Dr. Rita Colwell; the
Bubble and Balloon public science fair and festival at the Mesa
Lab; the creation of a new exhibit in the Mesa Lab; publication
40th Anniversary document; and an extensive survey of the broad
atmospheric and related science community on current research issues, and
on NCAR, UCAR, and UOP facilities, programs and activities. Many of these
events have inspired us to take a look back at our past scientific achievements
and our personal and professional associations with colleagues—these have
been a rich and full 40 years, marked by real scientific advances and valuable
year's events have also inspired us to look ahead to the next 40 years.
In that spirit and as part of UCAR's current strategic planning activities,
this year's Members' Forum will consider UCAR and NCAR's community research
and facility resources. With the recent arrival of the new NCAR Director,
Tim Killeen, it is a good time to look at community needs in light of
the national center's role, thus your participation in the Members' Forum
is very important! To learn more about it and to register for one of
the sessions, please go to the Forum
I wanted to let you know that on Tuesday night, 10 October, a banquet
will be held in the Mesa Lab to close the activities of this 40th
anniversary year. Dr. Paul MacCready, a distinguished
lecturer, and science and technology innovator, will be the dinner speaker.
Invitations will be mailed to each of the Members Reps, affiliates, and
URC members. Please take the time to let us know if you will be attending.
hope to see all of the Members Representatives, Academic Affiliates, and
University Relations Committee members in October. I look forward to the
meeting discussions and to the closing celebration of this 40th anniversary
year with our university colleagues.