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 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
AirUCI Director Barbara Finlayson Pitts was interviewed for an article on air pollution for The Los Angeles Times. She explained how winter air pollution forms in an article published January 19, 2014 which also described many causes of air pollution state wide. Read the article
AirUCI Director Barbara Finlayson-Pitts has received the prestigious 2013 Haagen-Smit Award for Outstanding Contributions to Air Pollution Science from the California Air Resources Board. She joins an elite group who have received this award, including her husband, James N. Pitts who is an AirUCI research resource and much valued as an important part of our team. We're so proud, Barbara!