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2007 Rendezvous >

From the Director

I am pleased to announce that CIRES is presenting its second institute-wide symposium on Wednesday, April 4. The CIRES Members' Council is developing this event, and they are planning a full day of posters and presentations in a continued effort to familiarize you with the depth, breadth, and quality of the pacesetting science being done at CIRES. We hope to encourage collaborations which may result in new interdisciplinary research, and facilitate introductions between our many innovative scientists, science support and administrative staff.

Most of the day is devoted to posters, which is the most interesting and interactive way to present the variety of research at the institute. CIRES' Associate Directors of our six divisions and the directors of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research and the Education Outreach Program will develop the program of posters within their units. We are happy for you to present posters that may have been presented previously at AMS, AGU, ACS, or other meetings. Of course, you are free to develop a new poster as well, and present new work. Please contact the director of your unit if you wish to have your poster included. We are hoping to include approximately 80 posters.

The Symposium will begin at 8:30 AM (breakfast and poster set-up available at 7:30), and we plan to finish by 4:30 PM. We are fortunate to again find ample space for this event on the Club Level of Folsom Stadium. Presenters include myself, the divisional Associate Directors, and the directors of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research and the Education Outreach Program. In addition, each poster presenter will give a one-minute introduction before his or her poster session. There will be two sessions, but all posters will be posted the entire day; presenters will be at their posters for one of the sessions.

Lunch will be served, followed by a brief “Town Meeting” and the presentation of the CIRES Outstanding Performance Awards. Later in the fall, I will visit our three locations for informal discussions to cover topics important to our members.

I am excited about this event, but it can only be successful if you make it so. Everyone at CIRES is very strongly encouraged to attend for the full day. Science advisors and NOAA and CU administrators will also be invited. We are responding here to calls over the years to publicize what we do throughout the institute. Further communication about the event will be forthcoming, but mark your calendars now, and plan to join your many colleagues for this fun and interesting day.

Koni Steffen
Director of CIRES