LASPAU, an organization affiliated with Harvard University that designs and implements academic and professional exchange programs to address "social, technological, economic and environmental challenges facing the Americas," recently announced that the Border Ozone Reduction and Air Quality Improvement Program has selected Alberto Mendoza of the Center for Environmental Quality at the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) to conduct "a comprehensive study to address the pressing need to reduce air pollution in the international border region between Mexicali and the Imperial Valley.
According to LASPAU, Mendoza will carry out the 27-month project, which will examine air pollutants in the region without regard to geographic boundaries, with a team of researchers from ITESM, Aerodyne Research, Inc.
LASPAU noted that the project has three main components -- "cataloging and examining the substantial work already undertaken by U.
The Border Ozone Reduction and Air Quality Improvement Program was established in 2002 as the result of an initial $2-million seed grant to LASPAU by international power generation firm InterGen.
A model, developed jointly by Ecuador's vice presidency, LASPAU
(the Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities), and Harvard University, has resulted in the successful establishment of the first debt-funded scholarship program, IAPA was told.