MEDIA ADVISORY: Clean air, climate luminaries to present breakthrough solutions, research in Sacramento
SACRAMENTO - Four winners of the 2015 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards will present brief presentations to the general public on their work, featuring breakthrough solutions and research on subjects ranging from air pollution in China to what is affecting California’s rainfall.
When: 2:00 to 3:30 PM, Wednesday, May18, 2016
Where: Cal/EPA headquarters, Byron Sher Auditorium, 1001 I St. (10th & I), Sacramento, CA
Clean Air Leadership Talks:
The Clean Air Leadership Talks feature a 20-minute talk for each of the 2015 Haagen-Smit Award recipients.
- Air Pollution Control in China: Progress and Perspective
Jiming Hao, dean and professor, Research Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering, University of Tsinghua, China, works to mitigate severe air pollution in China and has improved the lives and health of many Chinese citizens.
- Global Connections: What is Controlling California’s Rainfall?
Kimberly Prather, professor of atmospheric chemistry, University of California, San Diego, has transformed our understanding of atmospheric aerosols and their impacts on atmospheric chemistry, climate and the hydrologic cycle.
- Keeping Atmospheric Chemistry in the IPCC Climate Assessments
Michael Prather, professor of earth system science at the University of California, Irvine, has made fundamental contributions to the scientific understanding of the role and impacts of various air pollutants and greenhouse gases.
- Donald H. Stedman: 50 Years of Air Quality Instrument Inventions and Measurements
Gary Bishop will share insights on the pioneering work he and the late Donald Stedman of the University of Denver conducted on real-world measurements and various air pollutants. Dr. Stedman was selected as a 2015 Clean Air Award winner just prior to his passing in April 2016.
Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards Ceremony:
The four honorees will receive their awards on Thursday, May 19, 2016, during the meeting of the California Air Resources Board, Byron Sher Auditorium, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, Calif. 95814. Approximate time: 9:00 AM.
Mrs. Hazel Stedman will be accepting the award for her late husband, Dr. Donald H. Stedman.
VISUALS: The awards ceremony will be webcast.
Photos and video will be available after the award ceremony.
About the Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards: The prestigious Haagen-Smit awards are given annually to those who have made outstanding contributions in the fields of clean air, climate change, technology and related policies. Considered to be California's premier air quality award, it is named for the late Dr. Arie Haagen-Smit, known as the “father” of air pollution science and control. The award recognizes those who have followed in his footsteps to advance efforts toward clean air goals. The Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards have been presented since 2001. Winners have ranged from research scientists to educators to public agency administrators. Awardees are selected by a committee of former winners. A list of all past award winners is available here.