Dr. Daniel Mendoza has been selected to receive the 2019 Sustainability Leadership Research Award from the University of Utah's Sustainability Program, which includes a $2500 prize. The selection committee was particularly impressed with the breadth and transdisciplinary nature of his research, his ability to engage the legislature, and capacity to translate policy into practice.
Daniel was recognized and received this award at the Environmental and Sustainability Research Symposium on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in the University of Utah Union Ballroom.
As stated in the @theU article highlighting the award winners by Kate Whitbeck from the Sustainability Office, "Daniel Mendoza was recognized for his commitment to equity in sustainability through rigorous research and community-centric outreach. His research focuses on air quality and urban pollution exposure. What is unique about Mendoza’s work is the breadth and transdisciplinary nature of his research, his ability to engage the legislature, and capacity to translate policy into practice. Mendoza regularly organizes and participates in outreach events to support westside residents in actionable education."
Congratulations Daniel on this well-deserved recognition and accomplishment!