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NSF center to study impact of atmospheric particles on climate and the environment

Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla will today announce a five-year, $20 million award from the National Science Foundation to support an innovative program of research and education on how interactions between air and sea alter the chemistry of the atmosphere to influence climate. Khosla will appear with UC San Diego chemistry and biochemistry professors Kimberly Prather and Mario Molina, a 1995 Nobel laureate, at a noon news conference at the Birch Aquarium at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Read More » 

Kim Prather and Mario Molina will participate today by video link in a panel discussion about CAICE at the American Chemical Society national meeting in Indianapolis. Follow the discussion live from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Pacific Time.

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CAICE Outreach Program Creates Next Generation of Environmental Scientists

There are many age-appropriate ways to introduce people to the idea that there are among us infinitesimal tiny particles wafting through the air at any given moment, influencing the environment around us. A first grader can appreciate that by seeing what kinds of particles can get trapped by a coffee filter and then what kinds get trapped by scientific-grade filters. Read more »


Chancellor to Celebrate Agreement with French Research Agency for Joint Chemistry Center

Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla and President Alain Fuchs of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) will meet today to celebrate an agreement to create an international chemical research center on the UC San Diego campus that will aid in the development of new kinds of chemical catalysts for both industry and academe. Read more »

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