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CU Boulder receives $1.1 million in EPA grants to reduce public exposure to wildland fire smoke

Aug. 23, 2021

Professor Marina Vance of mechanical engineering will evaluate the movement and presence of wildfire particulate matter in indoor settings.

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Shelly Miller awarded for research on COVID-19 transmission via singing

May 19, 2021

The coalition's studies have led to the creation of safety protocols for singing and playing musical instruments to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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To prevent next pandemic, scientists say we must regulate air like food and water

May 14, 2021

In a Perspectives piece publishing in Science on May 14, Professor Shelly Miller and others call for a “paradigm shift” in combating airborne pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, demanding universal recognition that respiratory infections can be prevented by improving indoor ventilation systems.

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Let’s talk about transmission of respiratory infectious diseases

Nov. 11, 2020

Professors Shelly Miller and Nina Vance, along with Miller's daughter, Renee Leiden, produced a video explaining how the transmission of respiratory infections can occur.

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The New York Times: Serve up some extra precautions at your thanksgiving table this year

Nov. 10, 2020

Public health officials, including mechanical engineering Professor Shelly Miller, urge families to keep celebrations small, avoid mixing households and open the windows.

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Aerosol research instrumental in getting musicians back to playing safely

Oct. 14, 2020

A CU-Boulder research team of scientists and musicians seek to find out how musical ensembles around the world can continue to safely perform music together during the pandemic.

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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.