The Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame has named Sandia combustion and atmospheric scientist Hope Michelsen (8353) as the 2013 Outstanding Woman in Science. She is the first Sandian to receive this award.
Hope is being honored for her combustion and atmospheric science research—specifically, her contributions to developing methods of measuring soot, understanding how soot is formed, and building and deploying a mobile research facility coupled with atmospheric modeling to trace and identify the origins of greenhouse gases.
Hope will receive her award, along with nine other winners, on March 23 at a special awards ceremony in Oakland. The Women’s Hall of Fame was established in 1993 by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, the Alameda County Health Care Foundation, and the Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women. This is the 20th Anniversary of Alameda County’s Women’s Hall of Fame, and is a momentous milestone, having honored 176 local women heroes. More information on this award and a list of previous inductees can be found at http://www.acgov.org/cao/halloffame/.