AirUCI climate symposium 2017

Science and Societal Impacts of Air Quality and Climate Issues:  Past, Present, and Future
On April 18, 2017 AirUCI was proud to partner with the American Chemical Society as it dedicated our building, Rowland Hall, as a national science landmark for the work done by F. Sherwood Rowland and Mario Molina in discovering the "ozone hole" over Antarctica, a discovery that won them the Nobel Prize. 
In conjunction with this landmark dedication, AirUCI hosted a two-day symposium entitled Science and Societal Impacts of Air Quality and Climate Issues:  Past, Present, and Future.  We broadly discussed climate change, air and water quality issues, and methods for communicating science findings to the public.  The symposium was held at the Beckman Center April 18-19 and featured a stellar lineup of speakers, including:

  • Allison Campbell:  President, American Chemical Society / Associate Lab Director, PNNL
  • Jane Hall:  Economist, California State University, Fullerton
  • David Hasemyer:  Pulitzer Prize-winning Investigative journalist, Inside Climate News
  • Wayne Nastri:  Executive Officer, South Coast Air Quality Management District
  • Mary Nichols:  Chair, California Air Resources Board
  • C. Arden Pope:  Professor of Economics, Brigham Young University (health effects researcher)
  • R. Ravishankara:  Professor of Chemistry, Colorado State University
  • Paul Shepson:  Distinguished Professor of Analytical & Atmospheric Chemistry, Purdue University / Division Director, Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences, NSF
  • Ellen Williams:  Distinguished Professor of Physics, University of Maryland / former Director of ARPA-E

In addition to these experts in their fields, our own research team gave several excellent presentations on the work being done in our labs.  These presentations are now available for viewing on UCI's YouTube channel.   View the video presentations
For more about the symposium, you can   View the invitation        View the Agenda