Teaching students about air pollution

The results of the data gathered with the AirBeam on the UNM campus

This last week,  The Social Media Workgroup presented a workshop on air quality and citizen science to high school students as part of a summer camp at the UNM School of Engineering. The SMW  team, consisting of Andrea Polli, Eric Geusz, Trent Small, with videography by Jared Rendon-Trompak utilized “Airbeam <http://aircasting.org>” a portable air monitoring device. SMW taught students a little bit about air quality and the harmful particulates that are in the air around us. The students then connected their smartphones to the device, and walked around the UNM campus area, gathering data on real time air pollution. When the students regrouped, they were able to upload the information onto the Aircasting server, and see the data they had collected on a map of campus, which was followed by a discussion on what they had observed and what the data could tell them about air pollution.

The results of the data gathered with the AirBeam on the UNM campus