Ignite III

Ignite III

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The UCAR Center for Science Education, hosted NCAR's third Ignite event on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at the Mesa Lab Main Seminar Room.  Eight presenters followed the Ignite format – 20 slides, 15 seconds each – for eight five-minute presentations to enlighten, inspire, or simply make us think a little differently.  

Presentation topics focused on issues of relevance to UCAR, NCAR, and UCP staff.  Videos of the various presentations from Ignite III as well as prior Ignite NCAR events can be viewed below.

Presenters for NCAR's Ignite III event were (in order shown above):

  • Carlye Calvin, Communications
  • Jeff Weber, Unidata
  • Nancy Wade, Human Resources
  • Randy Russell, UCAR Center for Science Education
  • Peter Lawrence, Climate and Global Dynamics
  • Kate Legg, NCAR Library
  • Mike Henry, Government Affairs
  • Maureen McCann, guest presenter, broadcast meteorologist from ABC TV's local affiliate, KMGH

See what happened at other Ignite events in the past and what's coming up next!

Location: 
Mesa Lab Seminar Room
Date of the event: 
February 7, 2013 - 3:30pm

Videos from this Event

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Guest speaker Maureen McCann, broadcast meteorologist for Denver ABC-affiliate KMGH, leisurely shares a 5-minute presentation in the age when TV weathercasts are getting cut down to less than 2 minutes. With an abundance of grace, energy, and humor, Maureen tells us about herself, her path from New England to Denver (with a few detours along the way), and how fortunate she feels to be in a profession that has been a life-long pursuit of hers since childhood.
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Mike Henry, manager of UCAR Government Relations, shares how NCAR is “climbing to higher ground” to better address the challenges of climate change and the unprecedented fiscal an

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Peter Lawrence, NCAR scientists in the Climate and Global Dynamics Division, shares how Earth’s land surface plays an important role in its climate.

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Kate Legg, UCAR Archivist and Digital Collections Librarian, shares information about what the UCAR archives is, what its staff does, and why the archives matters.

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Randy Russell, educational technology manager with the UCAR Center for Science Education, shares examples of the division’s recent work on simulations and games for science education, pursu

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Nancy Wade, employment administrator for UCAR Human Resources, identifies a population that is underrepresented in the UCAR workforce – employees with disabilities.

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Unidata scientist Jeff Weber shares his expertise on two severe weather events in the US Northeast in 2012: Hurricane Sandy and the mid-Atlantic derecho.

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UCAR photographer Caryle Calvin gives an Ignite crash course in digital photography that includes aperture settings, fast and slow shutter speeds, and good tips for photo composition.