Environmental health seminar to focus on particulate pollution monitoring

The Swetland Center for Environmental Health invites members of the campus community to attend its March seminar, featuring Kenneth Loparo, the Arthur L. Parker Professor in Case School of Engineering’s Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering; and Nick Barendt, executive director of the Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems; and Christina Yoka of the Cleveland Department of Public Health’s Division of Air Quality. 

On Tuesday, March 22, from 9 to 10 a.m., the presenters will discuss the impact of fine particulate (PM2.5) air pollution on human health and will share their experience of deploying and operating air quality monitors across Cuyahoga County to continuously monitor PM2.5 pollution throughout the region. They will also highlight the integrated data and visualization website built to begin examining the correlation between high PM2.5 pollution and COVID-19.

The work presented in this seminar is a collaboration between CWRU, DigitalC, the City of Cleveland’s Division of Air Quality, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, and the IoT Collaborative. More information about the seminar, including the link to register, can be found on the center’s events calendar.