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May 11, 2021

Julieta Juncosa Calahorrano and Lilly Naimie receive AWMA scholarships

The Air & Waste Management Association awarded scholarships to two department students this year. Julieta Juncosa Calahorrano and Lilly Naimie were recognized for their exceptional air quality research and studies. In addition to receiving financial support for their educational pursuits, they each will be granted a one-year membership in the association. They also will be honored virtually in an awards ceremony June 16.

“It is extremely exciting to get opportunities to keep working in air quality research,” Juncosa Calahorrano said. “The Air & Waste Management Association does great work on air quality research and provides amazing opportunities for young scientists to thrive in their research careers. I am extremely grateful for this recognition that motivates me even more to keep researching air quality on the Colorado Front Range. Thanks to Emily Fischer for being an amazing adviser and to Jeffrey Pierce for being a great mentor.”

Naimie plans to use the funds to further her work with Professor Jeff Collett’s group to investigate the impact of ammonia emitted in the eastern Colorado plains on nitrogen deposition in Rocky Mountain National Park.

“Our hope is that with a better understanding of ammonia deposition in the park, we can help get Rocky beneath the critical load for nitrogen deposition and protect our national park land,” Naimie said. “I feel honored to be recognized by the AWMA. I am new to this community and looking forward to being a part of a group focused on protecting the environment from harmful pollutants.”