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Victor Pinto Wins AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award

AOS Graduate Student Victor Pinto was for presenting his paper "Spatial characterization of relativistic electron enhancements in the Earth's outer radiation belt during the Van Allen Probes era" at the most recent AGU meeting. Typically only the top 2-5% of all presenters in each section are awarded by AGU with an Outstanding Student Paper Award.

 

Congratulations Victor!

What to Know and Do About Freeway Pollution

AOS Professor Suzanne Paulson was featured in the LA Times' extensive coverage of air quality in the greater Los Angeles area and the Take Two radio program on Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) broadcast by Pasadena City College KPCC.  She provided practical information from her research on the atmospheric chemistry surrounding freeways and other large roads.  

Source:  http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-freeway-pollution-what-you-can-do-20171230-htmlstory.html

Source:  https://www.scpr.org/programs/take-two/2018/01/05/61048/4-ways-to-be-more-conscious-of-freeway-pollution

 

How cities can fight air pollution

AOS professor Suzanne Paulson was a featured expert on a Huffington Post news article highlighting how air pollution kills millions each year, methods cities can take for cleaner air and what steps the City of Los Angeles has done to curb air pollution in spite of a population boom.

Source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-cities-can-fight-air-pollution_...

Relocating bus stops would cut riders’ pollution exposure, AOS study finds

AOS Professor Suzanne Paulson's research group was featured on UCLA Newsroom focusing on the group's study on how to lower bus rider exposure to pollution. Research has shown that bus riders typically wait 15-25 minutes for the bus and Suzanne Paulson's study concluded that by moving bus and light rail stops 120 feet after intersections both significantly lowered riders' exposure to pollutants as well as improving traffic flow.

The study is titled "Where to locate transit stops: Cross-intersection profiles of ultrafine particles and implications for pedestrian exposure".

Source: http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/relocating-bus-stops-would-cut-riders-...

New Graduate Admissions Date for Fall 2018

The graduate addmissions deadline for the Fall 2018 quarter applications has been moved to Janurary 3, 2018.