National Science Foundation
Funded Short Course


Air Quality at the Interface: Megacities and Agroecosystems

This course is designed to bring together a group of up to 30 graduate students and post-doctoral scientists from the Americas for a 9-day instructive course. The course will address air quality issues in and near mega-cities and chemical exchange with adjacent extensive agro-ecosystems.

Students will be introduced to the current state of air pollution in megacities through a series of interactive instruction sessions; measurement of urban and agricultural pollutants; atmospheric fate and transport; and local/regional modeling. Participants will also work in small groups to discuss specific emerging research areas. They will be exposed to the team research process used to develop scientific proposals. Students will benefit through their interaction with the instructors and with each other to broaden their scientific background and international perspective.

Financial support will be provided for airfare, lodging, and meals.

Along with NSF, additional support is being provided by Baylor University.

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