February 23, 2021
Environmental Health Sciences doctoral student Abosede Sarah Alli was named the 2nd Place Winner of the Outstanding Student Poster Presentation Award by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) during its 23rd Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry. The meeting was held in a virtual format from January 10-15, 2021.
Alli received the award for her research poster presentation on "Spatial and temporal patterns of ambient PM2.5 in the Greater Accra Metropolis, Ghana." Her poster documented the space-time patterns of ambient fine particle pollution (PM2.5) in relation to land-use variables and evaluated trends over a decade in Greater Accra, Ghana’s capital and one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The study, conducted under the supervision of Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Raphael Arku, will help to guide urban environmental policies designed to improve air quality in growing SSA cities.
Student award winners are selected for demonstrating outstanding qualities including:
- Significance of the work and originality and creativity of the approach;
- Explanation of methods;
- Visual clarity (clarity of figures, appropriate font sizes, effective use of space, headings, etc);
- Organization and logical structure (e.g., clearly stated questions, results and conclusions);
- Conclusions supported by data and analysis;
- Authors knowledge of the subject matter including awareness of prior research in the field, and
- Ability to answer questions.
The recipient receives a $200 award and certificate.