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Annual Honrath Lecture

The Richard E. Honrath Memorial Lecture is scheduled for 4 p.m. Oct. 19 in Dow 641.

Graham Feingold, a senior scientist at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory and the lead author of Chapter 5 in the IPCC’s latest assessment report on climate change, will present “Do Aerosol Particles have a Significant Impact on Clouds?” The full abstract for the talk is here.

The Lecture is sponsored by the Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI) and the Richard E. Honrath Memorial Fund.

Honrath was a Professor in the Departments of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, and Civil and Environmental Engineering and was the founding director of the Atmospheric Sciences Program. The Memorial Fund was established after Honrath passed away in 2009.


NSF Grant for Petra Huentemeyer

image64665-persPetra Huentemeyer (Physics/EPPSI) received a $170,000 research and development grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Huentemeyer is the principal investigator for “Investigating Large Scale Structures and Galactic Plane Morphologies at TeV Energies with the HAWC Observatory.”

This is the first year of a three-year project potentially totalling $510,000.


NASA Grant for Lynn Mazzoleni

Lynn Mazzoleni (Chem/EPSSI) is the principal investigator on a student fellowship project that has received a $30,000 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The project is titled, Aqueous Phase Oxidation of Biomass Combustion Emissions in Cloud. Also involved with the project is Co-PI Matthew Brege (Chem).

From Tech Today.

REF Award for Will Cantrell

The Vice President for Research Office announces the Research Excellence Fund Awards. Thanks to the volunteer review committees, as well as the deans and department chairs, for their time spent on this important internal research award process.

Will Cantrell, EPSSI/Physics, received an Infrastructure Enhancement Grants for Acquisition of a Cloud Condensation Nucleus Counter.

Read more at Tech Today, by Natasha Chopp.