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Ultrafine Aerosol Laboratory @ UC Irvine

Research and Teaching in the Amazon Rainforest

Jim and Hayley just returned from a teaching and research visit to the Federal University of Western Pará in Santarem, Brazil. We have been sampling ultrafine particles in the rainforest here for the past year. Here is a slideshow with some highlights from the visit. Among other things, we held a short course on “Introduction to Atmospheric Aerosol and Volatile Organic Compounds Measurements” on a river boat on the Tapajos River.  Here’s a link to an article about our visit from the UFOPA website (along with exciting interviews of Jim and Hayley).  It’s in Portuguese but Google does a pretty good job of translating it.

Danielle is awarded a GROW grant!

Danielle Draper, a third-year graduate student in the group, was just awarded a Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) grant from the National Science Foundation. GROW provides current awardees of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program travel funding for international research collaboration. She will use her GROW funds to collaborate with Theo Kurten and colleagues at the University of Helsinki. Yay, Danielle!

March for Science!

Attended the March for Science in LA on March 22, 2016 with the Carlton lab (plus a few other guests)!

“What do we want? Evidence based science. When do we want it? After peer review!”

Lab outing!

Went to an escape room with the Carlton lab! It may say that we escaped in 41:39, but we actually solved it by at least 35:00….

Ultrafine Aerosol Group welcomes graduate student Hayley Glicker

We are happy to announce that Hayley Glicker has joined the group! Hayley received her B.S. in Chemistry from Mills College in 2016. She comes to the group with undergraduate research experience in environmental chemistry (including a project studying photolysis of tropospheric aldehydes).

Lab warming party officially kicks off the UA Group’s new space!

We celebrated our new lab with a lab-warming party.

First news item

This is a new website. Exciting, isn’t it!?!?!

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