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.
Our classroom for the short course
Lunch break at the Km67 site, Flona Tapajos
Setting up instruments at the Curua-Una Dam site
At the top of the Km67 tower
Hayley preparing instruments
Some of the UFOPA students
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!
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!”
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….
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).
We celebrated our new lab with a lab-warming party.
This is a new website. Exciting, isn’t it!?!?!