AQIQ in Mongolia Experiment

Air Quality Inquiry project extends from rural Colorado into Mongolia

Sept. 21, 2020

For three years, Air Quality Inquiry has been reaching K-12 students across rural Colorado. This year, Daniel Knight and his team extended the program across the globe to reach Public Lab Mongolia, a nonprofit whose mission is to make data available to the Mongolian public.

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Singing unmasked, indoors spreads COVID-19 through aerosols, new study confirms

Sept. 18, 2020

Singing indoors, unmasked can swiftly spread COVID-19 via microscopic airborne particles known as aerosols, confirms a new peer-reviewed study of a March choir rehearsal which became one of the nation’s first superspreading events.

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Why better ventilation is key to limiting COVID-19 spread on campus

Aug. 19, 2020

As students return to campus, a mostly behind-the-scenes team of university staff and scientists has been working to make sure that the air they breathe will be as safe as possible.

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New engineering research center aims to electrify transportation, expand education

Aug. 6, 2020

CU Boulder will play a major role in a new center, ASPIRE, focused on developing infrastructure and systems that facilitate the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.

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Experts weigh in on airborne transmission of COVID-19

July 9, 2020

The novel coronavirus may be able to travel from person to person through tiny particles floating in the air, according to a recent letter signed by 239 scientists from across the globe.

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Research paper looks at exposure to airborne particulate matter in homes

June 17, 2020

A paper by Nina Vance discusses the importance of understanding exposure to particulate matter in residences and the health risks that result from exposure.

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USA Today reports on gadgets to monitor air quality with Shelly Miller

Sept. 16, 2019

Professor Shelly Miller speaks to the role of devices that monitor indoor air quality in improving public health. As the air quality monitoring market continues to expand, she says these devices are not just a trend; they're here to stay.

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Colorado Research Spotlight

May 28, 2019

Read about how wildfires sparked water quality research, how poor air quality affects low-income households, how a Colorado-born technology detected methane gas leaks and how CU Boulder outreach projects taught K–12 students across Colorado about air quality.

The New York Times Air Quality Graphic

Is Conference Room Air Making You Dumber?

May 7, 2019

Shelly Miller, mechanical and environmental engineering professor, led a study that found elevated carbon dioxide levels in classrooms after an hourlong class. Other researchers have linked high carbon dioxide levels to lower test scores. The New York Times reports on indoor air quality.

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The Hidden Air Pollution in Our Homes

April 1, 2019

Outdoor air has been regulated for decades, but emissions from daily domestic activities may be more dangerous than anyone imagined. Assistant Professor Nina Vance was featured in the New Yorker for her HomeChem indoor air quality research.

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