The UIUC AAAR student chapter invited Dr. Chang-Yu Wu from University of Florida, to give an invited talk on the topic “Can viable SARS-CoV-2 be transmitted by aerosol?”. Dr. Wu shared the advanced bioaerosol collection device developed by his group and introduced the effective approaches to reducing the risk of SARS-CoV-2 exposure in the indoor environments. We also hosted the December AAAR lecture series, presented by Dr. Frank Drewnick from Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, on the topic “Aerosol filtration efficiency of household materials for homemade face masks”. We received many active responses from the audience after the presentation and conveyed the feedbacks to the speaker.
To enhance the connections among young aerosol researchers at UIUC, we organized several interesting activities, like “Get Air-ctivated” trivia night and Curtis Orchard trip. We exchanged ideas and participated in these activities to built strong connections among our chapter members. We plan to collaborate with the University of Florida AAAR student chapter (president: Sripriya Nannu Shankar) to host a joint symposium on topics related to aerosols this year.
This issue’s Newsletter Committee:
Editor | Kerry Kelly, University of UtahSenior Assistant Editor | Krystal Pollitt, Yale UniversityJunior Assistant Editor | Justice Archer, University of BristolGuest Contributor | Dong Gao