The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA), and the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA) jointly sponsored this national conference on air quality in Austin, Texas, January 24 – 26, 2018. The meeting brings together representatives from air quality management agencies, scientists, instrument companies, and other stakeholders to discuss the latest resources in air quality and plan for the future.
The conference was originally scheduled to take place September 11 – 13, 2017, but in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, it was rescheduled for this month.
Dr. Gary A. Morris, Dean of Natural Sciences at St. Edward’s, was invited to chair a session: “Case Studies, Data Analysis, and Modeling Tools.” His research group also presented a poster at the conference on “More than a Decade of Ozone Profile Measurements in Texas Using Weather Balloons.”
Pictured below are Dr. Morris (left) with two of his former students: Daniel Alrick (center, now with the Air Quality Management District in San Francisco, a presenter in his session above) and Mark Spychala (right, currently a research assistant in Dr. Morris’ group at SEU).