Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 35.20
Liaison Laura Miller
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2019
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University of New Haven
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Laura Miller
Director of Energy & Sustainability
Office of Facilities
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Award for his groundbreaking research on aerosols

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

2. University of New Haven chemistry professor Chong Qiu, Ph.D., has been awarded a five-year, almost $700,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Award for his groundbreaking research on aerosols – tiny particles suspended in the air – in the atmosphere. Dr. Qiu is the first University of New Haven professor to receive this prestigious honor.

The goal of the NSF’s Early Career Award is to support junior STEM faculty members in their “important and unique research challenges that make our country’s future healthier, safer, and more prosperous.” This coveted award is presented to only the best faculty at the best universities. Dr. Qiu joins professors from Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, and NYU this year in earning this recognition.

Dr. Qiu will use the funding to advance his research that has the potential to shape understanding of the impact of air quality on climate change, weather forecasting, and human health.

For the past two years, Dr. Qiu has worked with undergraduate and graduate students on this research. He will also create a summer academy for high school students in the region and develop a K-12 STEM pipeline that enables students at all levels to participate in his research.

This award is a significant achievement for Dr. Qiu that will bring broad attention to his research.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Research
Public Engagement
Air & Climate

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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