Air Quality: Science for Solutions

 3rd Annual conference: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Abstract Deadline: February 12, 2019.
Conference Sessions: 10:30a - 4:45p
Registration and Poster/Speaker Setup: 10:00a

Location: USU, Conference Center, Logan

Parking Address for your GPS: 850 E 700 N, Logan, UT 84321

These are the coordinates of the parking garage opening: 41.744377, -111.812712  
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Air Quality: Science for Solutions is an 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 working towards the development of solutions.

About The Conference

Papers and posters related to air quality issues (science and policy) in montane environments are welcome. We have a range of papers representing research from undergraduates to Ph.D.s. and academia to industry.  A major goal of this conference is the cross pollination of ideas.

Here is this year's 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 USU Engineering

USU Civil and Environmental Engineering   Utah State Univ., Uintah Basin

University of Utah Air Quality Program


Air Quality Testing

Tethered atmospheric sounding balloon for making air measurements from ground level to 200 meters AGL. In this image are faculty and students from Weber State University, University of Utah, and Utah State University working together for the 2016 Winter Fine Particulate Study. Click on the image for a larger version. Image: Sheri Trbovich, Weber State University, HARBOR program.