Graph comparing different face coverings

Introducing the AAAR Lecture Series

This new initiative, supported by the Sheldon K. Friedlander Memorial Fund, and with the Editors of AS&T, will feature a high-impact paper, selected by the Editors of AS&T, to be presented by its author live, webinar-style, monthly igh-impact paper presented by its author live, webinar-style, monthly. Each Lecture will be recorded and available on-demand following the live webinar.

With this new program, being launched by the Endowment Committee, AS&T Editorial Office, and the Early Career Committee, AAAR aims to highlight the research in our community, tie our Journal to other AAAR activities, and provide an opportunity to bring our membership together outside of the Annual Conference. One way we’re achieving this is by engaging with AAAR’s Student Chapters from across the nation to serve as hosts. A different Student Chapter will be the host each month and will take part in a Journal Club of their design, where they meet ahead of each Lecture to discuss the paper to be presented.

Join us for the First Lecture 

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 1:00pm ET / 10:00 am PT

Assessing the effectiveness of various face coverings to mitigate transport of airborne particles produced by coughing indoors

We know exposure to respiratory droplets has contributed greatly to the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Understanding the effectiveness of different face coverings against the outward transport of respiratory droplets in the indoor environment is particularly important to help curb transmission.

In this talk, Liqiao Li will discuss the findings and implications from investigating the effectiveness of six face coverings compared to no face covering in reducing cough-generated airborne particles.