Air quality experts: Student air quality projects

Emerson Andrews


The student-funded Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund (SCIF) has been a catalyst for many student-led projects concerned with air quality, and each effort comes with its own approach, methods and goals. The University Air Quality Monitoring center used SCIF funding to capture and share real-time air quality data with the hopes of better understanding the problem, identifying air pollution sources and developing solutions for what can be done about wintertime air quality. The Moving U project asked students, faculty and staff to share their stories about personal struggles with poor air quality. This call for narratives received many submissions, and the best were featured at a few public events. Finally, one project made air filter masks available to the campus community at a discount. Emerson Andrews, SCIF coordinator, is available to discuss the SCIF program, these projects and can help coordinate interviews with the students involved.