Diversity Committee

Diversity Committee

  • The diversity project "DEEL" introduced an educational research component into CISL's diversity efforts.

  • The Earth Observing Laboratory, in collaboration with CLACE (Centro Latinoamericano para la Ciencia y Educacion) and its Nuestra Tierra Dinamica program, collaborated on a series of project activities designed to engage Latino and other K-12 students, and expose them to atmospheric research and related sciences.

  • Between May and December 2013,  EOL staff visited students and professors at engineering departments in three universities selected for this project because they produce many engineering graduates from underrepresented groups.  The goal was to explore relationships with engineering schools and students that would benefit both NCAR/EOL and the schools.   Read more>>

  • This project established collaborations between students and advisors at the University of Puerto Rico,  in order to examine the link between aerosols, especially for dust outbreaks, and cloud properties across the Caribbean. A graduate research project was developed.  Read more>>

  • The goal of this project was to help create a scientific workforce that more adequately represents the diverse demographics of the US, and enhance interest in the geosciences in historically underrepresented groups. In an effort to raise awareness of NCAR science and opportunities, representatives attended the SACNAS Annual Conference and served on the exhibition floor.  Read more>>
  • The goals of this program include: increased diversity of NCAR’s employees, visitors, and interns; and increased diversity of the geoscience workforce via education and training; increased numbers of students and researchers from underrepresented groups entering the computational geosciences.    Read more>>

  • This program helped to build a path to the atmospheric and related sciences for high school students. Students were teamed with mentors throughout UCAR for a six-week period. The project partnered with the Colorado Math Engineering Science Achievement program, designed to prepare minority and female students to pursue college degrees in mathematics, engineering or science-related fields.  Read more>>

  • The objective of this project was to improve the communication skills of NCAR’s diverse staff. This project mainly focused on improving individual communication skills and technical writing for our ESL and native-English staff.

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  • During the spring semester of 2013, Shanlin Wang taught a graduate-level course entitled “Energy Use & Climate Change” at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). There were 8 students in the class. Most of these students are first-year graduate students in engineering majors.

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  • This science, technology, and math conference for middle school girls was held on February 25, 2012 at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The event was organized by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and sponsored by NCAR and partially funded by the NCAR Diversity Committee.

Committee Members

The NCAR Diversity Committee plays a role in the NCAR management.  The first committee was established in 2006. The current Diversity Committee was established prior to the NCAR Workforce Management Plan in 2008.

Diversity Committee Photo

Current NCAR Diversity Committee members are LuAnna Allapowa (UCAR Human Resources), Brigitte Beauerle (Earth Observing Laboratory),  Rebecca Haacker-Santos (UCAR SciEd), Hanli Liu (High Altitude Observatory), Astrid Maute (High Altitute Observatory),  Helen Moshak (Chair; NCAR Directorate), Nancy Wade (UCAR Human Resources),  Cindy Worster (NCAR Directorate).

Diversity News

University of Colorado at Boulder:  Diversity Summit

Locations: CU Main Campus - University Memorial Center

Date: November 11-12, 2014

For more details see: http://www.colorado.edu/odece/events/diversity-summit 

UCAR Asian Circle Event: Asian Tea

Location: FL2 Cafe Atrium

Date/Time: December 5, 2013 from 3:30-4:30pm

University of Colorado at Boulder:  Diversity Summit

Locations: CU Main Campus - University Memorial Center

Date: November 13-14, 2013

For more details see: https://sites.google.com/a/colorado.edu/cu-diversity-summit/schedule  

Where NCAR Was, and Where We Are Going:

A Conversation with Female Scientists

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Location: CG1-South Auditorium

Date: January 25, 2013

University of Colorado at Boulder: Diversity Summit

Locations: CU Main Campus - University Memorial Center

Date: November 13-15, 2012

For more details see: http://www.colorado.edu/odece/campusclimate/diversity.html

"A Conversation with Warren Washington"

Location: FL2-1001

Date & Time: September 25, 2012 from 12pm-1pm

Can Women Have it All?

Locations: NCAR, ML-215 Director's Conference Room and FL3-2072

Date & Time: September 14, 2012 from 12pm-1pm


Please join us for a Brown Bag Lunch to discuss two recent articles:

Experiences in Building International Partnerships

Location: NCAR, CG1-3150 
Date: 19 June 2012, 12:00 -1:30 PM
Speakers: Bill Kuo, Raj Pandya, and Karyn Sawyer

Invited speakers will discuss:

  • tips on working internationally
  • barriers and challenges
  • what it takes to be successful in dealing with cultural and other differences

All staff and visitors are welcome to attend. This event is sponsored by UCAR Asian Circle.

Work-Life Balance: How to Maintain Control?

Location: NCAR, FL2-1003
Date: 13 April 2012, 12:00 -1:00 PM

Please join us for a Brown Bag Lunch to discuss and share tips for a better Work-Life Balance.

Culture Shock America: From the Leadership Perspective

Location: NCAR, FL1-EOL Atrium
Date: 30 March 2012, 12:00 -1:30 PM
Speakers: Vanda Grubišic (Croatia), EOL Director and Michael Thompson (U.K.), HAO Director 

Invited speakers will discuss: