COAA is very pleased to launch the Distinguished Lecture Series, which will feature talks by world-known scientists in the COAA community on their career and the scientific discoveries along his/her career paths. The goal is to inspire fellow COAA scientists, especially young scientists in their future endeavors. The lecture series will be held bimonthly on the third Monday of each odd month from 8-9pm Estern Time. No lecture for January, since it falls on MLK day. The length of the lecture will be 1 hour with ~40 min for the speaker’s presentation and 20 min for questions and discussions. We sincerely invite the community to nominate future speakers; selections will be made by the COAA board.
You are cordially invited to attend the inaugural lecture on Nov. 21, 2022, at 8-9pm EST featuring Dr. Mian Chin. Mian has been a strong advocate of COAA and has served as the President of our organization. Below please see the title and a brief bio of Hers.
Title: Modeling atmospheric aerosols: Opportunities, excitements, and challenges
Mian Chin is currently a Physical Scientist in the Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. She was born and grew up in Shanghai. When she was a child, she dreamed to be an astronaut who could wander in space. That dream did not come true but working at NASA is the closest thing. Long story short, after going through some rollercoaster times in China, she came to the United States for graduate studies. Mian received a Ph.D. in 1992 from Georgia Institute of Technology, where she learned how to collect the atmospheric trace components in the field, how to operate laser instruments in the lab to measure atmospheric reaction rates and products, how to build a simple model to estimate what may be happening in the atmosphere, and, most importantly, how to write a scientific paper that can be published. She then went to Harvard University as a postdoctoral fellow where she transformed into a modeler working most time indoors with a computer. After that, Mian came to NASA GSFC in 1995 and has stayed in Maryland ever since. Her major research area is related to aerosols to study their properties and environmental impacts. Mian currently serves as a co-lead of AeroCom (Aerosol Comparisons between Observations and Models) and ACAM (Atmospheric Composition and the Asian Monsoon), two international activities she enjoys being involved. Mian has received a few awards from NASA and the community, including NASA Medal of Exceptional Achievement Award, NASA Goddard Exceptional Achievement Award, NASA Goddard Robert H. Goddard Award for Science, AGU fellow, and AMS fellow.
To learn more about Mian’s career and work, please visit:
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