James Schauer, the Peterson-Radar-Hawnn Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the director of the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, has been named a 2018 U.S. Science Envoy by the U.S. Department of State.
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 will highlight American scientific strategies and technologies for mitigating poor air quality, with a focus on South Asia.
Since 2010, there have been 18 U.S. Science Envoys. Schauer is one of five 2018 Science Envoys.