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09-27-2006

Clarkson Professor Elected to Board of Directors of Aerosol Research Group

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Andrea R. Ferro, assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Clarkson University has been elected a board member of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR). She was elected to the three-year term during the 7th International Aerosol Conference held in St. Paul, Minnesota, September 10 - 15. ferro2006

The AAAR is one of 12 member societies that make up the International Aerosol Research Assembly (IARA), an organization consisting of national, regional and special interest aerosol research associations. The IARA's mission is to promote scientific knowledge and cooperation in the field of aerosol research internationally. The Assembly recognizes prominent aerosol scientists with the International Aerosol Fellow Award every two years and the Fissan-Pui-TSI Award every four years. The International Aerosol Fellow Award is granted by the IARA to recognize outstanding contributions to aerosol science and technology through research, technical development education and service. The Fissan-Pui-TSI Award recognizes excellence in intercontinental cooperation in the field of aerosol science and technology.

Ferro teaches undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in environmental engineering, air pollution and human exposure analysis. She received her B.S. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and both her M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. She has authored or co-authored several articles for publication in scholarly journals. Ferro is also the faculty advisor for the Clarkson Environmental Conservation Organization.

Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York, is a private, nationally ranked university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business, the sciences, health sciences and the humanities. At Clarkson, 3,000 high-ability students excel in an environment where learning is not only positive, friendly and supportive but spans the boundaries of traditional disciplines and knowledge. Faculty achieves international recognition for their research and scholarship and connects students to their leadership potential in the marketplace through dynamic, real-world problem solving.

PHOTO CAPTION: Andrea R. Ferro, assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Clarkson University has been elected to a three-year term as director of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR).

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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