New Noise and Air Quality Monitoring Network Assesses Region

New Noise and Air Quality Monitoring Network Assesses Region

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Center for STEM Research, Education and Outreach, in partnership with campus researchers and area students, have deployed an environmental monitoring network to collect data on noise and air pollution across the St. Louis Metropolitan and Metro East areas.

After retrieving data, SIUE environmental sciences graduate student Josh Gifford reinstalls a noise sensor on the Science West Green Roof.

“The environmental monitoring network is helping students in the Environmental Health Investigators program understand how various environmental factors affect individuals’ health,” STEM Center director, Dr. Sharon Locke explained. “Simultaneously, the data being collected are helping students in the Y-CITYSCI program build their scientific skills and their competence in sciences, which will lead them to form a more solid science identity.”

Find out more about the network and what these programs are doing to help local students learn about pollution and data collection to better understand their local environment here.

Featured image: SIUE graduate student Josh Gifford (left) and the STEM Center’s Carol Colaninno, PhD, retrieve data and change batteries in the sensors installed on the Science West Green Roof.