The Air We Breathe

As part of our series on the environment, the Marian
Miner Cook Athenaeum is proud to welcome
Paulette Middleton. Dr. Middleton received her B.A.,
M.A., and Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Texas
at Austin. She is using her technical knowledge to study
air quality issues such as acid rain, visibility degradation, and air pollution. Dr. Middleton also works to
ensure that environmental, energy, and economic
policies are designed to deal with specific air quality
issues in the U.S. and around the world.

In 1987, she was appointed senior research fellow
with the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, where
she helped to develop a computer model for studying
regional air quality issues. In addition, she played a
major role in the study of the Denver Brown Cloud and
is presently working with the National Academy of
Sciences to develop guidelines for a national visibility
protection program. Currently, Dr. Middleton is a
project director for the Denver Air Quality Modeling
Study, a major technical and policy-related study of
urban visibility.

Dr. Middleton feels that for us to properly assess our
impact on the environment, it is important to understand the relationships among the different aspects of
the human-environment system as well as the components themselves.

Join us for an insightful and educational evening with
Dr. Middleton discussing "The Air We Breathe." Please
fill out the reservation form to sign up for the reception
and dinner prior to the 7:00 talk.