Univ Relations



PACUR, the President’s Advisory Committee on University Relations, builds and reinforces relationships between UCAR management and its membership. PACUR acts as an advisory committee to the President, proposing agenda items for Members Meetings and proposing activities and programs for UCAR to undertake.

Capitol Hill Visits Essay Contest

Capitol Building

Curious about the intersection of science and policy? Want to get a close-up view of Washington, D.C.? If your essay is selected, UCAR will cover round-trip travel expenses from your location to Washington. Members of the UCAR Board of Trustees and the UCAR President's Advisory Committee on University Relations (PACUR) will be your hosts and guides for this unique opportunity. 


UVisit University Visits in Science, Interaction, and Teaching

UVisit is the inaugural activity of UCAR’s new University Relations program. The UCAR President’s Office sponsors UVisit to enable NCAR and UCP scientists and engineers to spend significant time at U.S. universities to participate in collaborative research, teaching, lectureships, workshops, etc. Universities may request a visitor for a particular purpose, and NCAR and UCP scientists and engineers are encouraged to apply to visit a university or college in our community.

UCAR Next Generation Fellowships

Next Generaton Fellowships - students discuss scientific poster

The UCAR Next Generation Fellowships provide financial support for graduate students from underrepresented communities for two years of graduate school and the opportunity to spend two summers in internships with NCAR and UCAR. The program offers three distinctive tracks: Earth System Science,  Diversity and Inclusion in the Atmospheric Sciences, and Public Policy.

University Relations

University Relations creates opportunities for increased collaboration between UCAR and the university community by enhancing existing lines of communication and creating new channels for information exchange. 

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University Relations Contacts

Aneka Finley
Governance Liaison
+1 303.497.1655

Kelly Plummer Sherrard
Administrative Support
+1 303.497.1658