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The Annual Members Meeting engages UCAR member representatives in discussions that are important to the university community, while also serving as a forum to  provide input and guidance on the directions of both UCAR and NCAR.

Panels, workshops, and breakout sessions cover a variety of topics, from the future of data-centric science to improving community models to the importance of diversity in Earth system science. Over 150 member reps are expected to attend to network, learn, and vote on bylaw changes, memberships, and board and committee members. 

The Members Meeting is by invitation only. If you believe you should receive an invitation, email Rachel Dammann.

 

The 2023 Annual Members Meeting will be held October 11-12.  Registration will open in the summer.

 

 

2022 Election Results

Elected to the UCAR Board of Trustees – Institutional

  • Carol Anne Clayson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Tracey Holloway, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Kathy Jacobs, University of Arizona
  • Marilyn Rafael, University of California, Los Angeles

Elected to the UCAR Board of Trustees - at-large 

  • Patty Leslie, Attainment Network
  • Bob Litterman, Kepos Capital
  • Makenzie Lystrup, Ball Aerospace
     

Slate Approved for Membership Committee

  • Gabriel Kooperman, University of Georgia
  • Xiaowen Li, Morgan State University
  • Robin Tanamachi, Purdue University
  • Kim Wood, Mississippi State University
  • Zong-Liang Yang, University of Texas, Austin
  • Zhibo Zhang, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Elected to the Members Nominating Committee

  • Baylor Fox-Kemper, Brown University
  • Suzanne Paulson, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Clint Rowe, University of Nebraska
     

Slate Approved for the President’s Advisory Committee on University Relations (PACUR)

  • Saewung Kim, University of California Irvine
  • Shane Murphy, University of Wyoming
  • Kevin Reed, SUNY Stony Brook
  • Walt Robinson, North Carolina State University
  • Tiffany Shaw, University of Chicago
  • Sonya Smith, Howard University
  • Fabrice Veron, University of Delaware
  • Elizabeth Walsh, San Jose State University
  • Allison Wing, Florida State University

New Member Approved

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

 

 

2022 Annual Members Meeting Agenda

October 11

7:00 am Registration Opens
8:00 am Meeting Introduction for New Member Representatives
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Welcome and Updates from UCAR, NCAR and UCP
presenters: Susan Avery, UCAR Board Chair; Antonio Busalacchi, UCAR President; Everette Joseph, NCAR Director; and Bill Kuo, UCP Director
10:15 am President's Advisory Committee on University Relations (PACUR) Report
presenter: Michael Bell, PACUR Chair
10:30 am UCAR Governance Committee Reports
presenters: Dan Cziczo, Members Nominating Committee Chair, Kris Karnauskas, Membership Committee Chair
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Government Relations Update and Discussion
presenter: Pamitha Weerasinghe, Director of Government Relations and External Engagement
12:00 pm Lunch
1:15 pm NCAR Earth System science and Technology hubs (NESTs)
presenters: Rebecca Haacker, Director of Education, Engagement, and Early-Career Development at NCAR and Glen Romine, Senior Advisor to the NCAR Director
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm National Science Foundation (NSF) Update
presenter: Alexandra Isern, Assistant Director for Geosciences
3:30 pm Break
3:45 pm Speed Networking
5:00 pm Reception

October 12, 2022

8:00 am Breakfast with President's Advisory Committee on University Relations (PACUR)
9:00 am Voting Closes (for Member Reps and Substitutes)
9:15 am Welcome to Day 2
presenter: Susan Avery, UCAR Board Chair
9:30 am Government Task Group (GTG) Report and Discussion
presenters: Rich Dixon and Kevin Reed, GTG Co-Chairs
9:45 am Lightning Session
10:45 am Break
11:00 am NCAR-MSI Research Engagement Updates
presenters: Kristen Aponte, NCAR Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Cam Brinkworth, UCAR Chief DEI Officer; Lorena Medina, NCAR DEI and MSI Engagement Specialist
12:00 pm Introduction to Afternoon Breakout Sessions and Adjourn formal business portion of the meeting
12:10 pm Lunch on Your Own and Early Career Lunch
1:30 pm Breakout Session 1: Teaching Numerical Weather Prediction: Developing Coursework and Labs Around UFS
presenter: Neil Jacobs, Chief Science Advisor for the Unified Forecast System (UFS)
1:30 pm Breakout Session 2: Communicating Science to the Media
presenters: Ali Branscombe, UCAR Communication Specialist and David Hosanski, UCAR Media Relations Manager
1:30 pm Breakout Session 3: Best Practices in Mentoring
presenters: Chris Davis, Deputy Director, NCAR Education, Engagement and Early-Career Development; Alex Dietrich, UCAR Mentoring Program Coordinator; and Susan Lozier, Dean of the College of Science at Georgia Institute of Technology
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm Breakout Session 4: Bringing the Experts to the World through Streaming Documentaries
presenters: Elizabeth Page, UCP Director of Education and Training Center and John Ristvey, UCP Director of Education and Outreach
2:45 pm Breakout Session 5: Reflections and Forecasts on Education
presenters: Bryan Guarente, Associate Scientist III at COMET and Adam Hirsch, Associate Scientist III at COMET
2:45 pm Breakout Session 6: Communicating Science to Policy Makers
presenter: Pamitha Weerasinghe, UCAR Director of Government Relations and External Engagement
5:00 pm PACUR Meeting and Dinner

Future Members Meetings:
October 10-11, 2023 | October 8-9, 2024 | October 7-8, 2025