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February 5, 2021

Sam O’Donnell receives first-place AMS student poster presentation award

M.S. student Sam O’Donnell, advised by Associate Professor Jeff Pierce, was recognized with a first-place Outstanding Student Poster Presentation Award by the American Meteorological Society’s 23rd Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry.
O’Donnell’s poster covered his research using aircraft and surface-based data to investigate the profile and drivers of atmospheric new particle formation as it relates to planetary boundary layer dynamics. He and his colleagues developed a 1-D model to help elucidate the processes behind the observed nucleation and growth of particles. 
O’Donnell appreciated the virtual nature of the conference because he was able to watch and re-watch presentations throughout the conference.
“I missed many of the in-person interactions, but the conference did allow me to talk to a broader audience,” he said.