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UCAR Update

January 2006

 

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In brief
ASP launches Graduate Student Visitor Program
Junior faculty forum seeks your input
SOARS application deadline is 1 February
Bluevista availability and batch system change
UCAR Board of Trustees meeting and NSB retreat
Web tip: NCAR Annual Report
Reminders from last issue

 
 
 
 

ASP launches Graduate Student Visitor Program
NCAR's Advanced Study Program is pleased to announce the establishment of its new Graduate Student Visitor Program. The program is designed to provide NCAR staff opportunities to bring graduate students to NCAR for 3 to 12-month collaborative visits with the endorsement of their thesis advisors and in pursuit of their thesis research.

These visits have the goal of enhancing NCAR partnerships with other public and private institutions. The visits must be initiated and applied for by NCAR staff, but university graduate students and their advisors may initiate collaborations with NCAR staff and encourage those staff to apply on their behalf.

Application deadline: 1 March 2006
Contact: Paula Fisher, NCAR/ASP, 303-497-1328
ASP Graduate Student Visitor Program

 
 

Junior faculty forum seeks your input
The fourth annual UCAR/NCAR Junior Faculty Forum on Future Scientific Directions, sponsored by NCAR's Early Career Scientists Assembly (ECSA), will be held 1-3 August in Boulder. The ECSA is currently accepting suggestions for forum topics. Ideas may be sent to the organizing committee chair, Eric Gilleland (see below).

Contact: Eric Gilleland, NCAR/RAL, 303-497-2849
UCAR/NCAR Junior Faculty Forums

 
 

SOARS application deadline is 1 February
Managed by UCAR, Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) offers summer research internships to undergraduates interested in exploring a career in the atmospheric or related sciences. Applicants should be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have completed the equivalent of two years of college with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. An online application form can be accessed at the URL below.

SOARS encourages applicants who

  • are members of a group that is historically underrepresented in the atmospheric and related sciences;
  • have experienced, and worked to overcome, educational or economic disadvantage;
  • and/or have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their continued progress in research careers.

Application deadline: 1 February
Contact: Annaliese Calhoun, UCAR/SOARS, 303-497-8622
SOARS application form

 
 

Bluevista Power5 supercomputer availability
On 9 January, the NCAR bluevista Power5 supercomputer was released to the entire user community. All users who have logged onto bluesky in the six months preceding 31 December 2005 now have a logon on bluevista. Users may learn most of what they need to know by reading this document.

If you have other questions or concerns, please see the contact information below.

Contact: SCD Consulting Services, 303-497-1278
Bluevista
SCD Customer Support

 
 

UCAR Board of Trustees meeting and NSB retreat
The UCAR Board of Trustees will meet in Boulder on 8 February, concurrent with the National Science Board retreat being held in Boulder. The NSB visit will include a public symposium on hurricanes and climate change. Details on these meetings will be posted on the Web site below as they become available.

Contact: Susan Friberg, UCAR Governance, 303-497-1658
UCAR Board of Trustees

 
 

Web tip: NCAR Annual Report
The 2005-06 NCAR Annual Report (formerly known as the NCAR Annual Scientific Report) is now available. This report includes a science and facility plan for fiscal year 2007 and accomplishments for FY 2006, including a set of metrics designed to gauge NCAR's progress. Written for a broad audience but with substantial detail, this Web-based document is a useful way to learn more about research, facility, and education activities at NCAR.

Contact: Catherine Shea, Office of the NCAR Director, 303-497-1112
NCAR Annual Report

 
 

Reminders from last issue

Apply now for 2006-07 AMS/UCAR Congressional Science Fellowship
Application deadline: 1 February 2006

Catch up on SCD services at the AMS annual meeting

Boulder to host international education/outreach meeting in 2006
Abstract deadline: 15 February 2006

Two more IMAGe workshops on the way:
Workshop III and Workshop IV
Registration deadlines:
25 February 2006 (Workshop III), 12 May 2006 (Workshop IV)
Financial support application deadlines:
23 January 2006 (Workshop III), 7 April 2006 (Workshop IV)

Call for nominees: Undergraduate Leadership Workshop 2006
Nomination deadline: 3 March 2006

NCAR Faculty Fellowship Program seeks applicants
Application deadline: 15 March 2006

GTP workshop on magnetohydrodynamic modeling
Registration deadline: 1 June 2006

 
 

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Questions or news tips: Bob Henson, 303-497-8605
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