UMass Lowell is now a member of UCAR, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Under the leadership of former Chair and Professor Nelson Eby, the Department of Environmental, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (EEAS) at UMass Lowell applied to become a member in late 2016 highlighting EEAS’ expertise in Atmospheric Sciences, followed by an extended decision process. UCAR visited the EEAS department in the spring of 2017, and the department was recently congratulated for becoming one of UCAR’s newest member organization.
UCAR is a nonprofit consortium of 117 North American colleges and universities focused on research and training in Earth system science. UCAR manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research with sponsorship by the National Science Foundation. UCAR's community programs offer a suite of innovative resources, tools, and services in support of the consortium's education and research goals.
It is an honor to welcome these great universities to UCAR," said UCAR President Antonio Busalacchi. "The work of university researchers and educators is more important than ever as they train the next-generation workforce and collaborate with partners in government and the private sector to advance our understanding of the Earth system for the betterment of society."