Air Quality Scholars

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The Air Quality Scholars program, sponsored by the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Sustainability Office, and the Global Change and Sustainability Center, provides scholarships, training, and engagement opportunities to U of U undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in understanding and improving air quality.

Air Quality Scholars will:

  • better understand campus and community efforts to improve air quality
  • participate in the fall air quality symposium “The Air We Breathe” on October 3, 2019
  • complete a campus or community project designed to improve air quality, and
  • present their findings at the spring air quality symposium

The student air quality projects may be new initiatives or might develop from existing projects. Students and faculty advisors will determine projects and define how to implement their ideas over the course of the year.




Thomas Becnel

Samuel Bey

Angelina DeMarco

Linda Derhak

Sarah Hogg

Andres Lopez

G. David McNay

Baylee Olds

Zahra Saifee

Amanda Shepherd


Computer Engineering

Environmental & Sustainability Studies & Geography, Applied GIS


Health, Society and Policy

Fine Arts (graphic design)

Professional Masters of Business

Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Environmental Geoscience

Biology and Communications

Computer Science

PhD student


PhD student



Master's student

PhD student