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12 December 2005Boulder Solar Associates1 A Survey of Solar Research, Education and Technology Transfer in the Boulder Valley: New Partnerships and Unique.

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1 12 December 2005Boulder Solar Associates1 A Survey of Solar Research, Education and Technology Transfer in the Boulder Valley: New Partnerships and Unique Opportunities for the 21 st Century Presentation made on behalf of the Boulder Solar Associates Emily CoBabe-Ammann Laboratory for Astronomy & Space Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder Tom Bogdan High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research

2 12 December 2005Boulder Solar Associates2 Outline Historical Developments Summary of Assets and Capabilities Current Collaborations Future Opportunities and Initiatives

3 12 December 2005Boulder Solar Associates3 Historical Developments:

4 12 December 2005Boulder Solar Associates4 Assets and Capabilities

5 12 December 2005Boulder Solar Associates5 Assets and Capabilities

6 12 December 2005Boulder Solar Associates6 NSF Funded Faculty Line in Solar Physics at CU Rejuvenation of Graduate Student Training Renewed Focus on Community Curricula Development and Teaching at Both the Undergraduate and Graduate Levels (cross- institution) Hands on Student Educational Opportunities and Training Joint Thesis Supervision and Expansion of Graduate Training to Include Scientists from non-CU Institutions. From this sprang the BSA…

7 12 December 2005Boulder Solar Associates7 Current Collaborations Boulder Solar Day Promote Discussions and Collaborations Identify Opportunities for Coordinated Community Efforts Monthly Lunches for Staff and Visitors Monthly BSA Round Tables Directors: Baker, Knölker, Fritts, Zwickl, Hassler, Toomre Scientists: DeForest, Gibson, Woods, Metcalf, Singer, Hildner Emphasis on strategic cooperation and initiatives…

8 12 December 2005Boulder Solar Associates8 Future Opportunities Maintain Strength Through Funding Uncertainties Leverage Extant Resources Focus on Critical Strategic Problems Diversify Funding Portfolios Share Best Practices Ensure Whole is Greater Than Sum of Parts Contribute to National and International Efforts That Promote Space Weather R&D and Education Function as a National Resource Diverse Suite of Expertise and Infrastructure Melting Pot of Scientists, Engineers, IT Specialists, Forecasters, Field Personnel, Policy Makers


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