The Air Quality InQuiry Program (AQ-IQ) began through a partnership between the Mike Hannigan's Lab in the CU Boulder Mechanical Engineering department, the Western Slope Conservation Center in Paonia, Colorado, and several high school science teachers in the Delta County School District.

AQ-IQ puts cutting edge air quality monitoring technology, called Pods, into the hands of high school and community citizen scientists to investigate air quality questions in their hometown.

  • CU Boulder provides the Pods, which measure ozone (O3), carbon dioxide (CO2), and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) through a  Pod Checkout Program at the CU Museum of Natural History.

  • We’ve developed a 5 lesson Curriculum for high school classrooms to conduct their own research using the Pod.

  • CU Boulder Engineering students are available to help classrooms and communities use the Pods and troubleshoot technical issues. Contact us here with questions or for assistance.