Doctoral Candidate Awarded Prestigious Scholarship by Air & Waste Management Association
April 19, 2012 | UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS
Teresa Sosa and Advisor Wen-Whai Li,Ph. D
The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) has selected Teresa Sosa as the recipient of the 2012 Milton Feldstein Memorial Scholarship. She was selected for her exceptional work in air quality research. Ms. Sosa's achievement will be highlighted in the Association's EM magazine and recognized during an awards ceremony at the 105th Air & Waste Management Association Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio June 19-22.
Ms. Sosa is a doctoral candidate in Environmental Science and Engineering program with Dr. Wen-Whai Li , professor of Civil Engineering as her advisor. Her primary research interest is in air quality and public health, specifically on modeling particulate matter exposure and its impact on the community. Sosa received her B.S. in Civil Engineering and M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from The University of Texas at El Paso.
According to Dr. Li "This is an extremely competitive award given to only the top Ph.D. students for their research in air quality and waste management." He adds, "Ms. Sosa's research makes an important contribution to the understanding of PM pollution in urban areas and the development of methods to assess human exposure to toxic air pollutants."
Milton Feldstein was a pioneer in the air pollution field and was the past president of the International Air and Waste Management Association. Each year, the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) recognizes an outstanding student who is pursuing courses of study and research leading to careers in air quality and awards the student with a scholarship in his honor.
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