Wednesday, March 29, 2017
EarthWeek 2017 started off with a bang, as the students from the Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences organized another successful El Día del Agua y la Atmósfera. The annual student research conference, held in the Student Union Memorial Center's Grand Ballroom, was bigger and better than ever!
This year's event featured HAS graduate and undergraduate students who made 13 Oral Presentations--including our HAS department representative for the EarthWeek Plenary oral competition--and 22 Poster Presentations, including several from local high school students representing The Gregory S... Read More
Friday, March 10, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer McIntosh for receiving the Distinguished Scholar Award. This award was established to acknowledge outstanding mid-career faculty who are leading experts in their fields and highly valued contributors to the teaching, research, and outreach priorities set out in the University's Strategic Plan, Never Settle.
Dr. McIntosh was selected because her colleagues made a compelling case for the vital importance of her contributions and the international impact of her achievements. Her nomination was reviewed by a committee of distinguished faculty who wrestled with the... Read More
Monday, March 6, 2017
Dr. Jennifer McIntosh, Associate Professor of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, was recently featured in a National Geographic article, "Old Water and New Knowledge at Cienega Creek." Cienega Creek is special because it is one of the few remaining perennial streams in Southern Arizona and has been the subject of heated debate and detailed study for nearly two decades.
In the Cienega Basin in Southern Arizona, her hydrology group is using spectrographic and chemical analyses to research the "signature" of water flows, including the age of the water, and, ultimately, to expand knowledge of ho... Read More
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Regents Professor Vic Baker's ongoing research in paleohydrology has been featured in a High Country News article, "Have we underestimated the West's superfloods? Scientists warn that enormous floods may be more likely than we thought--and the Oroville Dam and others weren't built to withstand them."
By combing the Colorado River, the Green River, and others in the Southwest for sediment deposits and other flood evidence and then carbon-dating the results, Baker has concluded that the short-term record severely underestimates the size and frequency of large floods. Read more at the High Count... Read More
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Dongxiao Zhang, former doctoral student of Regents Professor Shlomo Newman, current member of the HAS Advisory Board, and Founding Professor and Dean of Engineering at Peking Universty, has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Zhang is one of 84 members recently elected to this prestigious appointment.
Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where approp... Read More