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AMS/UCAR 15 TH MEETING OF THE HEADS & CHAIRS OF PROGRAMS IN ATMOSPHERIC, OCEANIC, HYDROLOGIC, AND RELATED SCIENCES

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AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION’S SIXTH MEETING OF HEADS AND CHAIRS OF EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE DEPARTMENTS

12 -13 OCTOBER 2006
NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH (NCAR)
CENTER GREEN CAMPUS
BOULDER, COLORADO

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SYNOPSIS OF SESSIONS:

THUR 12 OCT 7:45 A.M. Registration Begins
  8:30 A.M. Welcoming Remarks
  9:00 A.M. Session 1: Agency Funding Including Challenges for Young Faculty
  10:30 A.M. Coffee Break
  10:45 A.M. Session 2: New Directions in Geoscience: Advances in GIS/GPS Applications in Atmospheric & Space Sciences
  12:00 P.M. Luncheon
  1:30 P.M. Session 3: Forum on Department Issues and Challenges
  1:45 P.M. Open floor discussion of current and recent challenges facing departments
  3:00 P.M. Coffee Break
  3:15 P.M. Session 3 Continued
  5:30 P.M. Adjourn for the Day
  6:00 P.M. Reception
     
FRI 13 OCT 8:00 A.M. Session 4: New Directions in Geoscience: What do you know about nanoscience?
  10:00 A.M. Coffee Break
  10:15 A.M. Session 5: Open Discussion/Resolutions
  12:00 P.M. Adjourn


Meeting Agenda

THUR 12 OCT 7:45 A.M. Registration; Continental breakfast
  8:30 A.M. Welcome from meeting chairpersons; goals of the meeting
  8:35 A.M. Welcome & update on Decadal Report
      Richard Anthes, President, UCAR, Boulder, CO
  8:50 A.M. Update on new AGU initiatives
      Gene Bierly, Senior Scientist, AGU, Washington, DC
  8:55 A.M. Update on new AMS initiatives
      Franco Einaudi, AMS President, NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD
Session 1: Agency Funding Including Challenges for Young Faculty
  9:00 A.M. Jarvis Moyers, Director, Division of Atmospheric Sciences, Geoscience Directorate, NSF, Arlington, VA
  9:10 A.M. Sandy MacDonald, Director NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, CO
  9:20 A.M. NASA representative TBA
  9:30 A.M. Jerry Elwood, Director, DOE Climate Change Research Division, Office of Biological & Environ. Research, Washington, DC
  9:40 A.M. Questions from the floor for Agency representatives
  9:50 A.M. Faculty perspective on the funding process
      Toby Carlson, Professor, Penn State University
    Comments from the floor / general discussion
  10:30 A.M. Coffee Break
Session 2: New Directions in Geoscience: Advances in GIS/GPS Applications in Atmospheric & Space Sciences
  10:45 A.M. COSMIC and the Applications of GPS Radio Occultation Technique to Weather and Climate
      Bill Kuo, Director, COSMIC
  11:00 A.M. Unidata activities to integrate scientific data systems and tools with GIS databases and services for education and research
      Mohan Ramamurthy, Director, Unidata
  11:15 A.M.   Chuck Meertens, UNAVCO
"GPS and seismology: blurring the boundaries, sharpening our vision."
  11:30 A.M. Open floor discussion
  12:00 P.M. Luncheon
Session 3: Forum on Department Issues and Challenges
  1:30 P.M. NRC US Research Doctorate Programs Rating Study
      Jack Fellows, UCAR Office of Programs (UOP) Director
  1:45 P.M. Open floor discussion of current and recent challenges facing departments
  2:15 P.M. Improving Diversity in Earth/Atmospheric Science
      Quinton Williams, Chair & Associate Professor, Jackson State University
  3:00 P.M. Coffee Break
  3:15 P.M. Trends in Geoscience as indicated by the AMS membership survey
      Roman Czujko, American Institute of Physics
  4:00 P.M. From Surviving to Thriving Continued from 2004: Programmatic review, Curricula and questionnaires
      Keith Seitter, Executive Director, AMS, Boston, MA
  4:20 P.M. Breakout Sessions
  • Promoting diversity via curriculum, recruiting strong scientists, and outreach beyond the university
  • Strengthening Departments through inter-departmental data access
 
 
  5:30 P.M. Adjourn for the Day
  6:00 P.M. Reception at Twenty Ninth Street Mall Grand Opening: Celebrating Shopping – and Science! (sponsored by AGU, AMS and UCAR)
FRI 13 OCT    
Session 4: New Directions in Geoscience: What do you know about nanoscience?
  7:45 A.M. Continental breakfast
  8:30 A.M. Why Nano is Important to Geo
      Prof. Alexandra Navrotsky, Distinguished Interdisciplinary Professor of Ceramic, Earth, and Environmental Materials Chemistry and Roessler Chair in Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of California, Davis
  10:00 A.M. Coffee Break
Session 5: Open Discussion/Resolutions
  10:15 A.M. Follow up discussions from previous sessions
    Formulation of resolutions to be undertaken by the AGU, AMS or UCAR
  12:00 P.M. Adjourn

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Contacts for program related matters:
Donna Charlevoix  - charlevo@atmos.uiuc.edu
Gene Bierly  - ebierly@agu.org

Contact for other meeting related matters:
Susan Friberg - friberg@ucar.edu