Air Quality Inquiry Program (AQ-IQ)
For more detailed information on the AQ-IQ Program please check out the AQ-IQ Website.
Advances in next-generation air quality monitoring technologies are facilitating greater public and community involvement in air quality studies. Engineering outreach projects are a great benefit to both the scientists and the community in which they are working. Increasing the level of collaboration combines a scientist's research capabilities and background with a local citizen or community's understanding of their own environment and potential air quality issues, which results in more complete and relevant results. Mike Hannigan's Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder has developed a curriculum for K-12 teachers to teach their students about air quality and engineering. The goal is to get students exposure to science, math, and technology while also applying those subjects to the environment. There are five lessons that are designed to provide teachers with the material to teach their students about air quality by using our Pod technology. The lessons include lectures, activities, surveys, and various types of assessments. These teaching lessons are now featured on TeachEngineering.