AMS/AGU Heads & Chairs Followup Site

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Thursday, 14 October

8:15 a.m.



8:15 a.m.

Larry Winter, Deputy Director, NCAR, Boulder, CO

8:20 a.m.

Fred Spilhaus, Executive Director, AGU, Washington, DC

8:25 a.m.

Keith L. Seitter, Executive Director, AMS, Boston, MA

8:30 a.m

Donald Wuebbles, Chairman, Executive Committee of AGU Head and Chairs Board


Julie Winkler, AMS Commissioner for Education and Human Resources


8:40 a.m.


8:40 a.m.

Report from AGU, Gene Bierly
Educational Activities at AGU of Relevance to Universities

9:10 a.m.

Report from AMS, Ron McPherson,
Educational Activities at AMS of Relevance to Universities
The Broadcast Meteorologist as "Station Scientist"

9:40 a.m.

AMS priorities for 2005, Walt Lyons (incoming AMS president)

10:20 a.m.

Instrumentation instruction in universities.
Learning Geoscience through Data and Research – Cathy Manduca (Director of Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College)
UCAR Instrumentation Initiative –David Fulker, UCAR

10:50 a.m.

AMS Statement on the Bachelor’s Degree in Atmospheric Science – Mohan Ramamurthy (Director, Unidata/UOP)

11:20 a.m.

Earth Science and Applications from Space: The First NRC Decadal Study for Earth Sciences – Rick Anthes (President, UCAR)

1:00 p.m.

Opportunities through UCAR – Roberta Johnson, Director, Education and Outreach at UCAR, and Tim Spangler, Director of the COMET Program, will present information on UCAR programs and opportunities of possible interest to the university community

1:30 p.m.

Consortium for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences, Inc. (CUAHSI) – Rick Hooper (Executive Director)

2:30 p.m.

Complex Environmental Systems (NSF initiative) – Larry Winter, (NCAR)


3:00 p.m.



Panel From Surviving to Thriving: Strategies for Advancing University Geosciences Programs in Times of Change


Don Wuebbles, coordinator of panel (Professor and Department Head, Univ of Illinois); R. James (Jim) Kirkpatrick (Assoc. Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Univ of Illinois), Heather Macdonald (Professor, College of William and Mary), Judith Curry (Professor and School Chair, Georgia Tech), Eric Betterton (Professor, Univ of Arizona)

Friday, 15 October


Panel Cyberinfrastructure in the Geosciences

Kelvin Droegemeier (Director of CAPS, Univ. of Oklahoma), Mary Marlino (Director, DLESE Program Center/UOP), Peter Cornillon (Professor, Univ of Rhode Island), Carl Kesselman (Director, Center for Grid Technologies, Univ of South. California), Steve Meacham (Div. of Ocean Sciences, NSF)

Follow-up discussion from previous sessions
Open discussion
Presentation of resolutions

- Adoption of Resolutions

11:15 a.m.

Meeting recesses to Boulderado Hotel


11:30 a.m.

Reconvene at Boulderado for dialog with committee of the NAS Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC): Modes of NSF Research Support for Universities – Amanda Staudt (BASC).



12:30 p.m.

LUNCH and informal discussion hosted by NAS


1:30 p.m.


General Schedule & Contact Info. NCAR Van Schedule

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