Pollution Sensor Design

Come design and prototype a pollution sensing kit that detects the presence of chemicals in the (outdoor) air. We will consider everything from what types of chemicals to sense, to how and where we will place the completed sensors. Then we will use this prototype to build and deploy detection kits in and around campus. We will analyze the data collected and use it to better understand not only the spaces where the sensors are placed, but also to find and understand patterns that hopefully will inform government and business practices as well as allow everyday citizens to make informed decisions. One component of this project is to connect the pollution data via SMS messaging for real-time feedback without needing expensive equipment or specialized software. Watch our research as it progresses