The Community Air Research Experience (CARE) is a geoscience learning community that engages underrepresented undergraduates in research to measure and attribute air pollution in Chicago neighborhoods that differ in socioeconomic demographics and proximity to industrial facilities.
EEC in partnership with CARE attended a poster presentation session on “Summer 2022 Air Quality Results” at Loyola’s School of Environmental Sustainability. Representatives from EEC went to hear staff and students present on their first round of results.
Student researchers spoke to personal connections to air and air pollution, as well as opportunities for improvement, disparities across neighborhoods, how weather conditions and industry affect air pollution, and suggestions for further research. EEC will use their results in our community efforts and in our advocacy.
At EEC, we wish this first cohort the best in their future studies and look forward to advising and learning more with the new cohort!
To learn more about CARE, click here.