CODE staff

AJ Lauer, EdD

Group Lead & SIParCS Director

AJ Lauer

AJ has more than 10 years of experience working with college students at various types of universities including Hispanic Serving Institutions, a Big 10, and a STEM school. She manages the SIParCS program, contributes to NCAR and UCAR's diversity efforts, and works to increase diversity and inclusion within the field of high performance computing.

AJ is a Wisconsin native and loves cheese and frozen custard as much as you probably think she would.

Phone: (303) 497-1288


Virginia Do

Outreach Coordinator

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Virginia comes from Huntington Beach, CA, and her career background is in student affairs and higher education with experience in community engagement, academic advising, and diversity work. Virginia transitions her skills to work in CISL Outreach, Diversity, and Education (CODE) to support outreach and education efforts. Additionally, she assists with all aspects surrounding SIParCS such as recruitment, selection, and professional development.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband to cook or sample new foods and walking their cat, Mango.

Phone: (303) 497-1249


Agbeli "Ag" Ameko

Associate Scientist

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Ag has 20 years of experience in commercial weather forecasting, international business development, renewable energy, sensors, and data science. Ag is working on CISL's user-friendly 3D Printed Weather Station platform with Raspberry Pi embedded weather forecasting for use in education, outreach, and field programs.

He enjoys training for and participating in ultramarathons, ski mountaineering, and ocean races in fun places around the world.

Phone: (303) 497-2487