Ready for AGU, Ready for a New Year

Published: 30 November 2023
Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Program Manager Jeff Stehr.
Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Program Manager Jeff Stehr.

Another year is coming to a close.

It’s hard to believe that just a few months ago, we welcomed new ASR research projects and their teams and were focused on the ARM/ASR Joint Meeting. For me, that meeting was the highlight of the year. I truly enjoyed meeting many of you for the first time and getting to know you and your work.

Now, we’re just days from the 2023 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, with sessions running from December 11 to 15. AGU is special because it shares the accomplishments, research, hard work, and collaboration across ASR, the Department of Energy, national laboratories, and universities. I will be at the meeting, and I look forward to seeing you again and learning more about your scientific accomplishments.

In advance of AGU, I encourage you to share your abstract information with ASR and ARM. Just type in your last name and select your sessions. We will publish it on our 2023 AGU Presentations web page, making it easy for your colleagues—and us—to see and hear your work at the meeting.

I will be participating in two town halls, TH13D – “A Discussion with Program Managers for Early-Career Scientists” and TH43O – “Building a More Diverse Scientific Community: Emerging Opportunities in DOE’s Office of Science and Biological and Environmental Research Program.” I will also be presenting “Building a Career in Science with Improv Comedy” at the popular science storytelling event, Ignite@AGU. Hope to see you there!

Last month, we announced ASR’s FY2024 Funding Opportunity Announcement. The deadline for pre-proposals is coming up very soon, November 30, at 5 p.m. ET. We look forward to seeing your proposals!

Our next newsletter will be in January, as we take a break until after AGU and during the holidays. We hope you, too, are taking time to unwind and refresh from what was indeed an eventful year.

As we look ahead, I’ll leave you with a favorite quote by the author and naturalist Hal Borland: “Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”

On behalf of my co-program manager, Shaima Nasiri and me, we wish you Happy Holidays.

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Author: Jeff Stehr, ASR Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy

This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, through the Biological and Environmental Research program as part of the Atmospheric System Research program.