Education Summit

Education Summit

Shape the Future of Education at NCAR, UCAR, UCP!

April 24, 2017 at Center Green 1
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

All staff interested in education, training, and outreach are invited to a half-day meeting on Monday, April 24 at Center Green building 1. The Education Summit will bring together education professionals, administrative staff, scientists, engineers, and others working in Education & Outreach (K-12, public outreach, higher education & training, increasing diversity in the atmospheric and related sciences) from across the organization. We encourage you to attend the entire meeting, or you are welcome to attend the sessions that are most relevant/important to you. 

See the agenda here.

The goals of the summit are to:
Group discussion at a table

  • Share and learn about current E&O projects and programs underway in 2017 and beyond
  • Explore synergies between E&O work being done across the organization (i.e. NCAR Labs and UCP Programs)
  • Discuss opportunities, how to overcome barriers, and make recommendations that would make working in E&O and getting involved easier


As background, on March 9th, UCAR President Dr. Antonio Busalacchi shared an all staff email that challenged us to strengthen our efforts in Earth system science education and outreach, from “K through gray.” In particular, Dr. Busalacchi stated that our joint impact can be greater and more sustained if we formalize the coordination of our E&O efforts across NCAR and UCP.

Attending the Meeting

Please join us for any or all of the meeting, even if you have not registered to attend.  We welcome and seek your input! 

Note that this meeting is internal to NCAR|UCAR.

Thank you, and please contact us with questions,

Rebecca Haacker ( and John Ristvey (