Dr. George's research focuses on atmospheric chemistry, monitoring and modeling of urban air pollutants, assessing human exposure to and perception of air pollutants and climate change, development of measurement techniques for quantifying atmospheric species, investigations of urban climate modification, and atmospheric science education.
Earning her Doctorate from PSU in 1991 in Environmental Sciences & Resources, Dr. George is highly involved with the PSU and greater Portland scientific and educational community. Some of her recent and current projects include:
- The National Science Foundation-funded "Cascade to Coast GK-12: Enhancing STEM Education through Environmental Sustainability" project, funding 28 PhD student for 1-2 years to enhance their public science communication skills by working with local teachers in grades K-12.
- A partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation, METRO regional government, and Friends of Trees to assess ecosystem services of trees planted along I-205
- "Science Gender and Social Context," a longstanding educational research projectwith Johanna Brenner in Sociology/Women's Studies examining the impact of a course integrating science and gender analysis on students' understanding of science and feminist science studies.
Dr. George is currently serving as a Program Officer with the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC.