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PhD student Garima Raheja awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

Garima was recently awarded a Graduate Student Research Fellowship by the National Science Foundation, which will support her research for the next few years. Raheja's proposal is titled "Developing a Universal Machine Learning Calibration Model for Low-Cost Air Sensors". She will continue working towards improving data access via low cost sensors with an eye towards improving data quality in 1) underserved and undermonitored areas of the USA and 2) major cities in the Global South. The NSF GRFP receives about 12,000 applicants each year and awards around 2,000. Congratulations to Garima on this major achievement! 

Dr. Richard Spinrad, Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, visited Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory on Friday March 25. He delivered remarks at a town hall and took questions from the Lamont community. Prior to his remarks, Lamont scientists presented a series of lightning talks including Prof Westervelt who spoke on air pollution and climate research in sub-Saharan Africa. Photos below, credit Francesco Fiondella. 

A new Westervelt group paper led by PhD student Garima Raheja was published recently in ACS Earth and Space Chemistry. Raheja analyzed ~2 years of calibrated low cost sensor in Lomé, Togo. To our knowledge this is the first ambient air quality profile in Togo. Co-authors included scientists and students from the Université de Lomé and a non-profit in Ghana. 

Link to paper:

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsearthspacechem.1c00391

Garima was recently awarded a Graduate Student Research Fellowship by the National Science Foundation, which will support her research for the next few years. Raheja's proposal is titled "Developing a Universal Machine Learning Calibration Model for Low-Cost Air Sensors". She will continue working towards improving data access via low cost sensors with an eye towards improving data quality in 1) underserved and undermonitored areas of the USA and 2) major cities in the Global South. The NSF GRFP receives about 12,000 applicants each year and awards around 2,000. Congratulations to Garima on this major achievement! 

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