This note clarifies CIRES’ inclement weather policy, following recent policy changes from CU Boulder (here) and NOAA/DOC. Briefly: If you normally work at the NOAA labs, please follow your laboratory/center’s closure and telework policy. If you normally work on CU Boulder campus, please follow CU Boulder’s policy.  Currently, this means most NOAA-based people who are… Read More


The 2022 Supervisor Training Series was launched on February 28. The recording of the first session is available. Link is at the top of the recordings listing on this page. This training is relevant for all CIRES supervisors regardless of how long you have been a supervisor. Many things have evolved over the years on… Read More


CIRES Members’ Council is now accepting nominations for the annual Outstanding Performance Awards: nomination window closes on February 7 The CIRES Outstanding Performance Awards aim to recognize novel, high-impact efforts that illustrate remarkable creativity or resourcefulness within the distinct categories of “Science and Engineering” and “Service”. If you know a CIRES member or team that made… Read More


The Innovative Research Program is designed to stimulate a creative research environment within CIRES and to encourage synergy between disciplines and research colleagues. The intent is to support small research efforts that can quickly provide concept viability or rule out further consideration. The program encourages novel, unconventional or fundamental research that might otherwise be difficult to… Read More


CIRES supports a Graduate Student Research Award program to promote student scholarship and research excellence. The goal of the program is to recognize the scholarship and merit of CIRES’ outstanding graduate students. Any current Ph.D. student that is formally supervised by a CIRES Fellow or CIRES Researcher is eligible for this one-time award opportunity. Prospective… Read More


Dear students, faculty and staff, Our community continues to cope with the devastating impacts of the Marshall Fire, which recently destroyed more than a thousand homes in nearby Superior and Louisville––including the homes of dozens of faculty, staff and students who must now rebuild their lives. Given the impacts of the fire and a surge… Read More


Please help me welcome Rachael Fritchie and Lindsey Brown, our newest CIRES IT team members.  Rachael FritchieCIRES IT Web/Application and Visualization Developer Rachael is joining us from The University of Oklahoma College of Law where she served as their Web Applications Developer for the past ten years.  Before that she worked as a web developer… Read More


Please join the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) and the Office of Victims Assistance (OVA) for the Managing Mental Health Through Traumatic Events webinar. This presentation and discussion will center around the events of the Marshall Fire. We will discuss how to take care of yourself, others and your community during this time. There… Read More


As announced in CU Boulder Today, CIRES employees impacted by the Marshall Fire have additional administrative leave options. Information on the types and amounts of leave available is below. Impacted employees should consult with CIRES HR as needed, and be sure to inform their supervisors of their leave needs and schedule.  Campus leadership and officials are working very hard on behalf… Read More


Governor Polis has granted 12 hours of administrative leave to state employees. This additional leave is granted to all CIRES campus and DSRC located employees, but depending on your location, these hours need to be used differently. Please see specifics of how this leave applies, based on your location below. And note: CIRES Administrative Offices (Communications,… Read More