Living Building Science - Air Quality

2021 ~ Present | College of Science, College of Computing, College of Engineering, Serve-Learn-Sustain, Harambee House Citizens for Environmental Justice

Goals

The goal of this VIP course is to get students engaged in the design and deployment of low-cost air quality sensors on the Georgia Tech campus and around Atlanta, in the analysis of the resulting data streams, and in the development of new policies and practices to address poor air quality on campus and beyond. Throughout the VIP, we focus on building strong collaborative research skills, wherein students work with a diverse set of faculty experts who represent three different Colleges at Georgia Tech. 

Issues Involved or Addressed

We have a strong focus on equity and environmental justice in our research, recognizing that the impacts of poor air quality fall disproportionately on vulnerable community members, whether on the Georgia Tech campus or in Atlanta's low-income communities of color.

Methods and Technologies

  • Data analysis and visualization
  • Surveys of community members
  • Design and creation of data portals
  • Communication and storytelling
  • Analysis of environmental health data and policies

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Computer Science
  • Human-Centered Computing
  • City and Regional Planning
  • Geographic Information Science and Technology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Digital Media
  • History, Technology, and Society
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Preferred Interests and Preparation

No pre-requisites required; all years and all majors are welcome and encouraged to apply

Meeting Schedule & Location

Time 
2:00-2:50
Meeting Location 
TBD
Meeting Day 
Thursday

Team Advisors

Kim Cobb
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Russ Clark
  • Computer Science

Partner(s) and Sponsor(s)

College of Science, College of Computing, College of Engineering, Serve-Learn-Sustain, Harambee House Citizens for Environmental Justice

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