For more than a year, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene Director and University of Wisconsin-Madison Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Jamie Schauer has served as a U.S. Science Envoy for Air Quality on behalf of the U.S. State Department.
During the week of July 23, 2019, Dr. Schauer is in Dhaka, Bangladesh, meeting with government, non-governmental organization, and industry officials, as well as giving a public lecture at Dhaka University.
His trip has received significant media attention.
United News of Bangladesh – https://www.unb.com.bd/category/Bangladesh/us-envoy-for-integration-of-air-quality-solutions-with-sdgs/24461
U.S. Science Envoys engage internationally at the citizen and government levels to enhance relationships between other nations and the United States, develop partnerships, and improve collaboration. Science Envoys leverage their international leadership, influence, and expertise in priority countries to advance solutions to shared science and technology challenges. Science Envoys travel as private citizens and help inform the Department of State, a variety of U.S. government agencies, and the scientific community about opportunities for science and technology cooperation.
As a Science Envoy for Air Quality, Schauer highlights American scientific strategies and technologies for mitigating poor air quality, with a focus on South Asia.