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Building Air Quality Sensors & Inspiring Citizen Scientists

Katrina Mỹ Quyên Lê, Anthony Butterfield, Kerry Kelly, Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon, Kyle Tingey, Thomas Becnel

Abstract


 

 Using low-cost electronic components and building blocks, we have developed an effective teaching module where students design and test light-scattering, air-quality sensors to introduce them to chemical and environmental engineering research. This module has been successful in engaging the public, developing citizen scientists, and bridging gaps in understanding. To date, we have visited over 30 middle school and high school classrooms and over 1,000 students.


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