Air Quality Science
Air Quality: Science for Solutions

 2nd Annual conference: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Abstract Deadline: February 19, 2018.
Conference Sessions: 10:30a - 4:45p
Registration and Poster/Speaker Setup: 10:00a

Location: Weber State University, Union Building, Ballroom C, Ogden
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Air Quality: Science for Solutions

Air Quality: Science for Solutions is a new annual conference on air quality, especially for Utah and the Intermountain West.  It began with a pair of conferences by the same name hosted by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality; the Program for Air Quality Health and Society at the University of Utah; and the Utah State University Bingham Entrepreneurship & Energy Research Center in 2015.

The mission of this conference is to bridge divides that separate researchers of various disciplines from each other, from professionals in the industrial and regulatory realms, and from the public, and to facilitate a cross-pollination of ideas and the development of solutions.

About The Conference

The Air Quality: Science for Solutions conference is the result of a series of conferences by the same name hosted by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, the Program for Air Quality Health and Society at the University of Utah, and the Utah State University Bingham Entrepreneurship & Energy Research Center  in January and July of 2015.

Introductory Remarks by Alan Matheson, Director, Utah Department of Environmental Quality

Alan Matheson is the executive director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. Alan continues to serve as Gov. Gary Herbert’s environmental adviser. Previously he was executive director of Envision Utah. Alan also served as the founding director of the Utah Water Project. He was a partner in a Phoenix law firm, where he specialized in natural resource and water law. Alan has a law degree from the UCLA School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Stanford University. Alan has served on several boards, including the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR).

Conference Schedule as a pdf.

Conference Format:


The subject of this conference is air science. Topic areas include atmospheric chemistry, health impacts, meteorology, emissions, modeling, and public policy. While this conference specializes in topics associated with air quality issues important to Utah and the Intermountain West, presentations on air quality topics that are related in some way will also be considered.

Oral Sessions

There are no parallel sessions. Please make oral presentations understandable, at least in part, to air scientists from all fields. A major goal of this conference is the crosspollination of ideas between fields of study. The oral talks are 15 minutes long with 5 minutes for questions and change over to the next talk.

Poster Sessions

Posters will be on display during the entire one-day conference. There will be at least one session dedicated to posters and all breaks plus lunch will be held with the posters.

Our Supporters

This conference is made possible by the generous financial support of the following organizations.

Utah State University Water Research Laboratory Utah State University

USU Civil & Environmental Engineering

University of Utah Air Quality Program


Air Quality Measurement

Atmospheric sounding balloon for making air measurements from ground level to the stratosphere. Image: Sheri Trbovich, Weber State University, HARBOR program.