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Community Outreach

AAC enjoys giving back to the community in many ways. Here are just a few examples of how AAC has enriched our community locally and worldwide. 

2017


CSUCI President's Dinner & Concert

AAC provided continued support for California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI) by attending the 2017 President's Dinner & Concert which raises funds for students at CSUCI.

Maroantsetra Area Development Association Donation

AAC contributed much needed support for the Maroantsetra Area Development Association (MADA) in their efforts to provide education to the Marofototra Primary School on Masoala Peninsula, Madagascar.

2015-2017


Ventura County Science Fair - Special Awards

AAC encourages young scientists to study chemistry and environmental science. AAC sent Special Awards judges to the Ventura County Science Fair to evaluate high school level projects in the categories of Chemistry and Environmental Science. AAC seeks to reward students who demonstrate a thorough understanding of their chosen subject matter as well as a desire to continue their research in Chemistry or Environmental Science. AAC awarded monetary prizes to the top two students’ projects to recognize their hard work and encourage them to pursue their passion as scientists.

2014


Ventura College Chemistry Lab Donation

AAC donated a GC-FID to Ventura College for use in their chemistry lab. AAC Chemist Dana H. went to Ventura College and met with the instructor to demonstrate how to use, calibrate, and maintain the instrument. AAC is proud to provide an opportunity for Ventura College students to get hands on experience with common analytical instrumentation they will encounter when working in the industry.

2012


Buena High School Lecture

AAC President and Technical Director Dr. Sucha Parmar gave a lecture to students at Buena High School on the topic of air quality analysis.

2010 - Present


AASARA means “support”

AAC Vice President Jaye Parmar is the organizer of a grassroots movement called AASARA. Aasara means “support” in Hindi, and support is what the organization sets out to provide for the local community. AASARA started in 2010 as a self-funded organization made up of 20 individuals motivated to help in any way they can. Presently, AASARA has 16 active members involved with supporting the local community in a variety of ways. AASARA is known in the community as somewhere people can turn to for help, whether it be for translation services, emotional support, financial support, or just as a networking hub to connect to specialized services they may need. The following are just a few of the things AASARA has done for the community:

            -Provide hot lunches for the homeless in coordination with local Catholic charities

            -Connect domestic abuse victims with lawyers and other necessary resources

            -Aid in translating legal documents for non-English speaking individuals

            -Interface with members of the local government to encourage more official support

            -Set up donation funds for those in need

Ongoing


Educational Presentations

AAC President Dr. Sucha Parmar regularly gives presentations on VOC measurement and atmospheric chemistry during his visits abroad. His recent talks include:

  • Jawahailal Nehru University Delhi India (2014)
  • Punjabi University Patida, India (2013)
  • G.N.D University Amritsai, India (2010)
  • Punjabi University Chandigarh, India (2010)
  • Modi College, Patiala, India (2012)
  • Chemistry Department, University of Nottingham, England (2008)

These talks are designed to educate students of Chemistry and Environmental Science regarding USA environmental standards.