Here's the latest news from AirUCI — our events, our people, our science.
Twenty Girl Scouts from a local Mission Viejo troop will tour the AirUCI labs and see demonstrations of scientific principals on March 26, 2014. Project Scientists Lisa Wingen and Theresa McIntire will host the tour and discuss studies and career options in science for women and girls with the troop.
AirUCI will host a visit from students at Alliance Collins Family College-Ready High School in Huntington Park on March 25, 2014. They will hear a presentation on our research and will tour our labs.
AirUCI graduate students Kristine Arquero (Finlayson-Pitts group) and Paige Aiona (Nizkorodov group) have been awarded 2014 Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowships. Only 60 such fellowships are awarded in all areas of sciences each year, and this is the first time chemistry graduate students have received this highly prestigious fellowship. The award is given to students who "have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and...
At the 247th American Chemical Society national meeting in Dallas, Texas, AirUCI PI Benny Gerber was honored with a three-day symposium beginning March 16th entitled "A Little Insight Goes a Long Way: A Transformative Role of Theory in Spectroscopy and Chemical Dynamics." The focus of the symposium was on the theories and computational approaches connecting experimental observations to the underlying interactions between atoms and molecules developed by Prof. Gerber and his colleagues, collaborators, students, and postdocs. Several AirUCI researchers and collaborators spoke...
AirUCI researchers Amanda MacMillan and Julie Lee will serve as judges at the Irvine High School science fair on February 26, 2014.
AirUCI researchers Dian Romonosky and Julie Lee, both of the Nizkorodov research group, will give a presentation at Buena Park Junior High School's annual Science Night. The event will be held on February 25th at 6 pm.
AirUCI Co-Director Doug Tobias is the winner of the American Chemical Society's 2014 Senior Award in Theoretical Physical Chemistry. Way to go, Doug!
AirUCI PI Filipp Furche has been awarded the American Chemical Society's Early Career Award in Theoretical Physical Chemistry. We're proud of you, Filipp!
AirUCI researchers Krista Parry, Amanda MacMillan, Julie Lee, Kristine Arquero, and Carla Kidd will serve as judges for the Irvine Unified School District's 33rd annual Science Fair on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 at Woodbridge High School in Irvine. They'll be reviewing projects from students in grades 6 through 12.
AirUCI Director Barbara Finlayson-Pitts was interviewed by National Public Radio on the topic of weather and air pollution, and parts of her comments aired over the weekend of January 25-26, 2014. While air pollution overall has decreased by at least 20% over the last decade according to the California Air Resources Board, weather conditions — especially drought conditions — have added more dust particulates into the air while higher temperatures speed up chemical reactions in the atmosphere . Listen