2019 UCAR Annual Members Meeting Agenda & Materials

Below please find agendas and links to supporting materials for:

UCAR Members Meeting: Tuesday, October 8 - Wednesday, October 9

Meeting Location:
UCAR Center Green Campus, Building 1
3080 Center Green Drive
Boulder, Colorado 80301

If you are new to UCAR, NCAR or UCP, check out the following:


Monday, October 7, 2019

12:30 pm - 5:30 pm                                                                                

OPTIONAL: Tour of the NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center

Highlights will include how allocations are made, the different components you need to consider when completing an application for computing time - data analysis and visualization resources, long term storage, core hours, project space, typical allocation request numbers, and best practices on how to use the resources

Shuttle will leave from UCAR's Center Green Campus at 12:30 pm

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

7:00 am                                  

Registration Opens


7:45 am

Welcome and Meeting Introduction for New Member Representatives and Early Career Guests


8:00 am               

Q&A Breakfast with UCAR, NCAR, and UCP Leadership
Check back on September 23 for recorded updates from UCAR, NCAR, and UCP


9:00 am

Welcome from UCAR President Busalacchi and Board Chair Avery; and minutes approval 


9:10 am

Treasurer’s Report
Al Diaz (Marymount University), UCAR Treasurer


9:15 am

NCAR Non-NSF Proposal Review Panel (PRP) Report
Kirk Maasch (University of Maine), Chair


9:20 am

President's Advisory Committee on University Relations (PACUR) Report
Dan Cziczo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Chair


9:30 am

Committee Reports and Voter Guide:

  • Members Nominating Committee Report
    Yvette Richardson (Pennsylvania State University), Chair
  • Membership Committee Report
    Rich Dixon (Texas State University, San Marcos), Chair

10:00 am

** All Member Representatives Must Check In By 10:00 am to be eligible to vote** 


10:20 am

Washington D.C. Update
Scott Rayder, Senior Advisor to the UCAR President


10:50 am

Introduction to Afternoon Sessions


11:00 am

Lunch and Optional Lunch Sessions:

  • Early Career Guest Lunch: How to Request NCAR Facilities
  • Public Policy Lunch: Policy Priorities for the Earth System Science Community

12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

NCAR & UCP Informational 30 Minute Sessions


2:30 pm

Shuttle Service Begins for Tours & Activities at the Mesa Lab, Foothills Lab, and Marshall Field Site


3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Tours of Mesa Lab, Foothills Lab, and Marshall Field Site


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Members Meeting Reception at Mesa Lab


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

8:00 am

Breakfast with PACUR

9:00 am


9:15 am

Members Meeting reconvenes:

  • Reporting of Election Results

9:30 am

GTG Remote Voting Discussion

10:00 am

National Science Foundation (NSF) Update
Anjuli Bamzai, Division Director, Atmospheric & Geospace Science

10:30 am

Panel Discussion: Federal Funding Going Forward and What it Means for the University Community

  • Sandra Cauffman, National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)
  • Gary Geernaert, Department of Energy, (DOE)
  • Stu Levenbach, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

11:30 am


11:45 am

Open Discussion & Introduction to NCAR Breakout Sessions 

12:15 pm


Optional Lunch Sessions:

  • Early Career Guest Lunch with National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Officers
  • AMS Board of Higher Education Lunch: Topics will include undergraduate education in meteorology, including faculty/educational resources, the AMS Curriculum Statement and possible accreditation, and ensuring that graduates are adequately prepared for public and private sector employment

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

NCAR Strategic Planning Breakout Sessions

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Enabling Future Science at...Breakout Sessions

  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)

These sessions will offer both early career track and general information track sessions, and focus on federal programs that are enabling science by providing research assets including data access, facilities, observations, and grants.  Each representative will provide an overview of currently available resources within their organization.  Specifically, the sessions will highlight opportunities for UCAR member institutions to increase engagement with these federal programs.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NCAR Budget & Programs Committee
(UCAR Board of Trustees ONLY)

4:30 pm

2019 Members Meeting Officially Adjourns

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

PACUR Meeting & Working Dinner
(PACUR Members ONLY)

Thursday, October 10, 2019

9:00 am - 11:00 am

UCAR Board of Trustees Committee Meetings:
(Trustees and Invited Speakers Only)

  • Audit & Finance Committee Meeting
  • Personnel Committee Meeting

11:30 am - 5:00 pm

UCAR Board of Trustees Meeting
(Trustees and Invited Speakers Only)