Hello Everyone,

As you know I've been on the road quite a bit these past few weeks. It has been wonderful getting to see and spend time with many of you.

The trip to DC was wonderful and I'm so glad we were able to have a little get together where CPAESS employees from various CPAESS and UCP programs could all meet with one another, as well as meet UCAR leadership staff.

My trip to the Naval Research Laboratory in Monterey with UCP Director Bill Kuo was wonderful. We have expanded this partnership to now explore internships and look forward to growing this partnership further.

Tuscaloosa was a bit colder than usual, but I always enjoy the opportunity to see so many of you there. While in Alabama I was able to attend the CAC-WP meeting with OWP leadership. I was also able to meet with the Patty Sobeck y, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Executive Director for the Alabama Water Institute, University of Alabama.

I am looking forward to seeing some of you at AGU this December 9-13th in San Francisco! I hope to connect with as many of you as I can. I will be sporadically at the UCAR|NCAR booth which will be near the National Science Foundation neighborhood. It will be booth 505. On Friday, the UCAR|NCAR booth theme will be Education and Scientific Programs and Services. So I will be there all day on Friday and hope to meet with many of you then. Additionally, I will give a brief talk on CPAESS on Friday at the booth from 11:30-11:50am. I look forward to seeing you very soon!

I hope you enjoy this edition of news from CPAESS and please remember that this is YOUR newsletter. We would love to hear from you! If you have any news you'd like to contribute please send it here .

A very Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. Please know that I am genuinely thankful for all of your hard work now and throughout the year. Enjoy your time off!