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UCAR UNIVERSITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE
REPORT TO THE UCAR MEMBERS

October 2000

Committee Members:

Kelvin Droegemeier, Chairman (U of Oklahoma)
Eric Betterton (U of Arizona)
Christopher Bretherton (U of Washington)
Rich Clark (Millersville U of PA)
Jeff Dozier (U of California at Santa Barbara)
Matt Hitchman (U of Wisconsin-Madison)
Ken Pickering (U of Maryland)
Eugene Takle (Iowa State U)
Mingfang Ting (U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

UCAR/NCAR Resource People:

Maura Hagan (High Altitude Observatory)
Susan Jesuroga (COMET)
Charlie Martin (Atmospheric Technology Division)

UCAR Trustee Liaison:

Ron Smith (Yale U)

The University Relations Committee met on 13 October 1999 in Boulder, CO and on 25 April 2000 at Millersville University of Pennsylvania in Millersville, PA.

The URC Subcommittee on Non-Core Funded Proposals convened by conference call both in September 1999 and April 2000 to review NCAR and UOP proposals submitted to NSF, to determine if the guidelines were being met. For Membersí information the guidelines followed by NCAR scientists in preparing their proposals are provided in this report. The full report of non-NSF funded NCAR programs will be available in hard copy at the meeting.

Copies of the minutes of the October and April meetings are also provided in this report. Please note that the April minutes are still in draft form. The following issues and activities were covered this past year by the Committee.

  • Discussion on the URC Subcommittee's review of non-core proposals
  • Reports from the URC liaisons to NCAR divisions briefing the committee on recent activities on the following divisions: ASP, HAO, MMM and SCD
  • Examination of the status of instrumentation development at universities.
  • Overview of NSF's and NCAR's FY00 budget and FY01 budget request
  • Report on UCAR's 2001 advocacy priorities
  • Discussion of plans for October 2000 Members' Meeting
  • Discussion on how to increase community involvement in NCAR's programs and activities
  • Update on National Research Council's rating of university science departments

Chairman Droegemeier will report at the October Members' meeting. Questions and comments are welcome in the meantime (kkd@ou.edu).

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