Included in Issue: Winter 2024

Student Chapter Updates

AAAR at the University of Arizona by Eva-Lou Edwards

Our student chapter has an on-going collaboration with St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic School in Tucson, Arizona, which involves engaging 7th and 8th grade students and their science teacher with air quality sensors providing mass concentrations of airborne particulate matter. We were able to purchase a PurpleAir Sensor and an Ambient Weather Station for the school using funding provided by AAAR. This enables the students to study how the air quality around them is affected by winds and rainfall. The students can also compare the air quality at their school with that in other areas in Tucson and the US through the PurpleAir network. They will present their findings at a student-led conference at the University of Arizona.

AAAR at the University of Miami by Shruti Choudhary

The AAAR Student chapter at the University of Miami experienced an engaging semester. The semester kicked off with a meet-and-greet event and a comprehensive onboarding session for new members at the Frost Science Museum. This initial gathering set the tone for a semester filled with collaborative endeavors and knowledge-sharing. Throughout the semester, the chapter organized monthly Aerosol Cafecito sessions, creating a casual yet informative space for members to interact and share their aerosol research endeavors. The student chapter also hosted a watch party for an insightful AAAR monthly seminar by Dr. Jingkun Jiang on using natural ions to measure size distribution of atmospheric aerosols. Additionally, the chapter also hosted a student-led seminar on the “Development of a Hybrid Machine Learning Aerosol Dynamic Model,” by Ph.D. Candidate Onochie Okonkwo.

This Issue’s Newsletter Committee:

Editor | Dong Gao, Yale UniversitySenior Assistant Editor | Sarah Petters, University of California, RiversideJunior Assistant Editor | Lindsay Yee, University of California, BerkeleyGuest Contributor | Qian Zhang, UL Research Institute