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Tue, 02/24/2015
AirUCI Graduate Student researcher Kurtis Malecha will act as a judge in the Irvine Unified School District's 34th annual Science Fair.  The event will be held on February 24, 2014 at Irvine High School.


Wed, 12/31/2014
Postdoctoral Scholar positions are available in Atmospheric Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, Professor Barbara Finlayson-Pitts,  Laboratory studies of the fundamental processes involved in formation and growth of particles and of interfaces processes in the atmosphere.  Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or related field is required.  Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send the following application materials directly to a brief letter describing your immediate and long-term research goals a curriculum...
Thu, 12/18/2014
AirUCI Co-Director and UCI Vice Chancellor of Research John Hemminger has been honored with a Festschrift in a special issue of the Journal of Phyical Chemistry C published by American Chemical Society Publications.  The cover of the journal is made up of images from articles published by John (and several other AirUCI and UCI Chemistry colleagues).  This special issue is a splendid tribute to John's brilliant career in Chemistry, and we couldn't be prouder!
Mon, 11/17/2014
The Department of Chemistry at UCI is making two new faculty positions available which are likely to be associated with AirUCI as well as the Chemistry Department in general.  Following is the text of the advertisement for these positions: FACULTY POSITIONS IN ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY at the University of California, Irvine The Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine (Irvine, California) has two openings for outstanding scientists in atmospheric chemistry at the Full Professor level. These positions are part of an integrated, across-campus initiative in air quality...
Wed, 10/15/2014
AirUCI Graduate Student researcher Kurtis Malecha will participate in Rancho San Joaquin Middle School's "Ask a Scientist Night" on October 15, 2014.  He will answer questions about science in general and our research in particular.
Fri, 10/10/2014
On October 10, 2014, high school students from the Lennox Academy will tour AirUCI's labs and learn about our research projects.  They will be led by their teacher, Wilkin Lee, who attended our 2014 Summer Teacher Workshop and was inspired to introduce his students to the work of AirUCI.
Fri, 08/15/2014
On August 15, 2014, AirUCI hosted a group of about 30 school teachers from UCI's Equitable Science Curriculum Integrating Arts in Public Education (ESCAPE) program in tours of our labs.  They heard overviews of our research projects, saw demonstrations of our equipment, and participated in interactive projects.  ESCAPE is a partnership between UCI,the Orange County Department of Education, and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts to provide innovative training to grades 3-5 teachers for teaching the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Mon, 07/21/2014
AirUCI researchers Dr. Carla Kidd, Dr. Mychel Varner, and Dr. Lisa Wingen volunteered to promote science education at the annual conference for the National Council of La Raza.  In a booth sponsored by the American Chemical Society, they gave some fun demonstrations for families with children of all ages and spoke about the importance of science education. Carla Kidd and Mychel Varner helping kids discover the fun of science
Thu, 06/19/2014
James N. Pitts, Jr., who has been our dear friend and invaluable resource since AirUCI's inception, has died at age 93.  He passed away peacefully at home this morning, surrounded by his family.  Our hearts are with his wife, AirUCI Director Barbara Finlayson-Pitts, and their family at this difficult time.  Jim's contributions to atmospheric science are legendary, and the air quality standards we enjoy today are largely due to his tireless work.  He is greatly missed. AirUCI received word that the California State Senate closed their session on July 3rd in...
Sun, 06/15/2014
AirUCI PI Don Blake was quoted in the June 15, 2014 Los Angeles Times article about President Barack Obama's commencement address to our graduating class of 2014 at Anaheim Stadium on Saturday, June 14.  President Obama urged the graduates to "push back" on climate change deniers and those who dismiss scientific studies in general.  Don was pleased that the President cited UC Irvine's Nobel Laureate F. Sherwood Rowland in his remarks.  Read the article