M. DeMaria served on the search committee for a new position at CICS for a GOES-R Proving Ground focal point with the NCEP Ocean Prediction Center, Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, and the NESDIS Satellite Analysis Branch.
M. DeMaria served on the committee to review the proposals in response to a request for proposals to provide the training services for the National Weather Service and NESDIS formally provided by COMET in Boulder.
M. DeMaria attended the Proving Ground Executive Board meeting the week of May 17-19.
A ribbon cutting and tour of the expanded solar plant at Colorado State University’s foothills campus was held on 21 April 2011 as part of Earth Week. At 5.3 MW, the plant is one of the largest photovoltaic systems associated with a major university. The solar plant started as a 2 MW facility in 2009, but was expanded to the current size in 2010. The solar plant supplies 30% of the energy used by CSU’s foothills campus, where CIRA and a number of other research facilities reside. The solar plant is integral to one of CIRA’s solar energy proposals. For more information http://www.green.colostate.edu/solar-2011.aspx (D. Hillger)
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