Light-absorbing brown carbon aerosols, emitted by wildfires, remain longer in the atmosphere than expected, which could have implications for climate predictions. Graduate student, Simeon Schum, and researchers Lynn Mazzoleni and Claudio Mazzoleni discuss research on lingering effects of aerosols in Michigan Tech News
Claudio Mazzoleni (Physics), Lynn Mazzoleni (Chem) and graduate student Simeon Schum were featured in the article “Aerosol problem: Adding a piece to the climate change puzzle,” in the Daily Mining Gazette.
One of the most basic characteristics used to describe a stream is how much water it carries—the flow, or more accurately, discharge—which is measured in units of volume per time (typically cubic feet or cubic meters per second). Understanding how river discharge changes with time tells us important information about the stream, including how quickly something that is added to the river will be diluted and moved downstream. A river’s discharge rate also tells us how prone the river is to disturbances and what conditions the organisms that live there experience.
Understanding the river flow is also key for human communities. It allows planning for how quickly we can expect lakes and reservoirs to fill and how much water can be withdrawn for irrigation or drinking.
River flow also helps communities prepare for potential natural disasters, such as understanding how likely a river is to overflow its banks to cause a flood, and how to build culverts and bridges to withstand a flood like the one that Houghton experienced in June.
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Finishing Fellowships provide support to PhD candidates who are close to completing their degrees. These fellowships are available through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD candidates who are in need of financial support to finish their degrees and are also contributing to the attainment of goals outlined in The Michigan Tech Plan.
Sarah Green was quoted in the story “En cette moitié de 2018, les données du changement climatique ne sont pas rassurantes,” on TuxBoard.
Research scientists Yibin Zhang and Yanbo Zeng, PhD students Shuai Xia, Mingxi Zhang and Wafa Mazi, undergraduate students Taylor Johnston and Adam Pap and faculty members Rudy Luck and Haiying Liu published a paper entitled “New Near-infrared Rhodamine Dyes with Large Stokes Shifts for Sensitive Sensing of Intracellular pH Changes and Fluctuations” in Chemical Communications.
This research is supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R15GM114751.
Sarah Green (Chem/GLRC) was quoted in the article “You just lived through the hottest May on record in the contiguous U.S.” in Mashable.
There are 12 employers registered for the fair, including PepsiCo, 3M, Exxon Mobil Corporation, The Estee Lauder Companies and Pfizer. From manufacturing to fashion and pharmaceuticals to food & beverage, there are many industries seeking students with chemistry-related majors.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Illinois Institute of Technology and Clarkson University students are also invited to participate.Virtual career fairs let participants chat with employers in real time from any desktop, laptop, smartphone or table with browser capabilities. Registration is now open.