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Rebecca Washenfelder '99 Receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Congratulations to Rebecca Washenfelder '99, who is a recipient of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Washenfelder, an atmospheric chemist, developed a new instrument that uses light in studies of the sources and composition of aerosoles, which are a poorly understood but important component of the atmosphere which affect climate and air quality. Washenfelder, a chemistry major at Pomona, earned her master's and doctoral degrees in environmental science and engineering from California Institute of Technology. She works with CIRES, a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of Colorado Boulder.

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