William Kuo, Director of UCAR Community Programs (UCP)
Bill is the director of UCP and represents SciEd at the UCAR President's Council. Bill supervises the Program Directors and provides leadership for all UCP programs.
John Ristvey, UCAR SciEd Director
John is the Director of UCAR SciEd and the Associate Director of the GLOBE Implementation Office. He is responsible for the leadership, day-to-day operations, and strategic priorities for SciEd. John is also the principal investigator for the SOARS program.
Becca Hatheway, Educational Designer III, Manager of Teaching and Learning
Becca works with the SciEd Director and staff to develop and execute the long-term strategic planning and daily operations for the Teaching and Learning group. Becca serves as a project manager of SciEd Exhibits and several direct funded projects.
Tim Barnes, Science Education Specialist (based out of the NCAR Mesa Lab)
Tim gives interpretive presentations, teaches educational programs for k-12 students visiting NCAR, presents activities at outreach events, and does wizard demos during Super Super Science Saturday. He also helps run the NCAR Undergraduate Leadership workshop.
Shaun Bush, Administrative Assistant
Shaun is responsible for general administrative support for SciEd across a wide variety of activities. She is SciEd’s travel expert, Property Administrator, and meeting and event logistics guru. She also supports the SOARS program with general administration.
Sharon Clark, Web Engineer, Web Technology Lead
Sharon is responsible for SciEd’s website, applications, and exhibits. Throughout her development and maintenance of SciEd technology, she ensures web content decisions are implemented based on web standards and best practices.
Emily Doremire, Program Administrator for SciEd and the NCAR Library
Emily leads the financial management of SciEd and the NCAR Library. She handles budgeting, projections, and proposal submissions. As the lead administrator, she handles many UCAR requests, resolves many special issues, and advises on policies and procedures.
Laura Duggan, SOARS Program Coordinator & Administrator
Laura coordinates the SOARS internship program, recruitment, facilitates proposal submission, and manages budgets and awards for the SOARS Higher Education Center.
Tiffany Fourment, Science Education Specialist (based at the NCAR Mesa Lab)
Tiffany leads the School and Public Programs team, coordinating and facilitating public tours, K-12 field trips and outreach events such as Super Science Saturday. She develops curriculum, manages SciEd social media, and contributes to the development of exhibit content.
Lisa S. Gardiner, Educational Designer II, Instructional Materials & Web Content Lead
Lisa leads the team that develops educational resources , including the Learning Zone website, exhibit content, and K-12 curriculum for grant-funded projects. Lisa also disseminates resources through teacher professional development.
Rebecca Haacker, Director of NCAR Education and Outreach
As the former SOARS director, Rebecca provides advice and expertise to the SOARS staff. She works with the SciEd director to coordinate cross-organizational strategic efforts in education and outreach.
Audrey Lewis, Community Art Program Coordinator (based at the NCAR Mesa Lab)
Audrey is responsible for leading all aspects of the UCAR Community Art Program. This includes organizing the jury to select artists to exhibit, coordinating exhibit installations, and hosting art receptions.
Keith Maull, Software Engineer and Data Scientist (NCAR Library)
Keith works part time on the SOARS program and provides technical support for the SOARS website. He leads summer workshops in computational thinking and Python. Keith also provides direct programming and data support to proteges and their projects.
Marc Mueller, Science Education Specialist (based at the NCAR Mesa Lab)
As a member of the SPP team, Marc helps maintain the SciEd exhibits, gives interpretive tours about NCAR|UCAR science, and facilitates programs with K-12 students and summer camp groups. He also presents hands-on activities at local, regional, and national science events.
Natalie Ponsford, Administrative Assistant
Natalie works with SciEd budgets and is responsible for complex purchasing. She manages the educational materials inventory and represents SciEd on the Safety and Security Committee and the DEI Committee.
Melissa Rummel, Educational Designer I, Educational Resource Developer and PD Instructor
Melissa develops educational content for the Learning Zone website, exhibits, and K-12 curriculum focused on Earth Systems Science and NGSS. She also develops and facilitates STEM education professional development for K-12 teachers.
Emily Snode-Brenneman, Program Specialist I, Project and PD Workshop Coordinator
Emily works with members of the Teaching and Learning Team to coordinate timelines, projects, contractors, workshops, and the editorial review process for educational resources. She also facilitates teacher professional development workshops.
Kadidia Thiero, SOARS Program Lead
Kadidia leads and manages the SOARS program. She is responsible for hands-on, year-round mentoring of 20 current SOARS Protégés, the ongoing support and engagement of alumni, and implementing the 11-week summer research program in Boulder.