Air pollution is now considered the most harmful environmental threat on the planet. In addition to its effects on our climate, a lifetime of air pollution intake can lead to lung disease, heart disease, and cancer.
1 in 5 children
are affected by a rise in childhood asthma in the U.S.
from roughly $500 to just $20
How much CSU researchers seek to bring down the cost to measure air pollution
Technologies that empower citizens to make informed decisions about how to reduce the effects of air pollution on themselves, their children, their communities, and their environment. Specific technology includes wearable air pollution sensors that monitor the air quality in personal environments like home, school, and transit.
THE FACULTY INVOLVED
Dr. John Volckens
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
monitor air quality
Create an air quality watch that would allow children (and their parents) to monitor air pollution levels on the fly, anywhere.
Provide life-saving technology to hundreds of asthmatic children without access to healthcare.
YOUR GIFT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.