Barbara Finlayson-Pitts, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at UC Irvine, will receive a California Air Quality Award from the Coalition for Clean Air. The Carl Moyer Award for Scientific Leadership and Technical Excellence recognizes her significant contributions toward reducing California’s air pollution. Finlayson-Pitts directs AirUCI, a research group that explores atmospheric issues. This year, the clean air coalition recognizes visionary women who are changing the future of California’s air quality in the areas of advocacy and government, corporate stewardship, media and science. U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis also will receive awards.