Here's the latest news from AirUCI — our events, our people, our science.
On May 23, 2013, AirUCI will sponsor the high school awards dinner for the Orange County section of the American Chemical Society on campus, with keynote address by AirUCI's Barbara Finlayson-Pitts. Scores of students are honored at this annual event, and we wish them the best as they continue their studies.
The Spring 2013 issue of Interface magazine features AirUCI PIs Scott Samuelsen and Jack Brouwer in an article entitled "Miracle at the Wastewater Facility".
On May 10, 2013, AirUCI Project Scientist Lisa Wingen participated in a panel discussion at Voice for Girls 2013 in Irvine, California. This event was sponsored by the Girl Scout Council of Orange County, and Lisa represented AirUCI in a discussion on supporting girls in STEM education and career opportunities.
On April 26, 2013, AirUCI will host several graduate students and postdoctoral scholars as they tour our labs and hear presentations about our research projects. They'll be shown the kinds of research being performed in AirUCI labs, using unique equipment and instrumentation such as different types of reaction chambers, our flow tube, etc.
AirUCI PI Don Blake is featured on the cover of the April 2013 edition of UC Irvine Magazine, with an article about his work in atmospherice sampling. Way to go, Don!
AirUCI PI Sergey Nizkorodov, along with our PNNL collaborators Dr. Julia Laskin and Dr. Alexander Laskin, recently wrote a comprehensive review of new mass spectrometry techniques for studying complex atmospheric particle systems. Published in the March 2013 edition of the journal International Reviews in Physical Chemistry, their invited article — featured on the journal's cover — quickly reached the International Reviews in Physical Chemistry most-read list. Congratulations to Sergey, Julia, and Alex! More about...
On March 5th, 2013, Dr. Julie Lee and Dian Romonosky of AirUCI will give presentations on our research to students, staff, and parents at Buena Park Jr. High School's Science Night. This is the second year in a row that the school has invited AirUCI's participation, and it has inspired students and parents to pursue more science studies.
On February 21, 2013, AirUCI's Theresa McIntire and Lisa Wingen visited Castille Elementary School in Mission Viejo. They introduced the 7- and 8-year-old students in the 2nd grade classroom to what chemists do and what atmospheric chemistry is, demonstrating properties of materials, states of matter, and what can change when materials undergo chemical reactions.
AirUCI undergraduate researcher Geovani Montoya has been awarded the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellowship of $500 to support his attendance at the April, 2013 American Chemical Society meeting in New Orleans. Congratulation, Geovani!
AirUCI's Matt Dawson, one of our excellent graduate student researchers, has been awarded the initial Metrohm Young Chemist Award for his work on "Accurately predicting particle formation and growth from gas phase precursors" from MetrohmUSA Corporation. Matt will present his present his work at the PITTCON conference and expo in Philadelphia, PA in March, 2013 and his research poster will be put on display during the press conference announcing his award. We're so proud of you, Matt!