Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

STUDENTS GET EDUCATION in Air Quality by Making Monitors

Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

STUDENTS GET EDUCATION in Air Quality by Making Monitors

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ALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Students in northern Utah are getting a chance to build air quality monitors out of toy building blocks to help the University of Utah get readings from the schools.

These students are sometimes kept indoors for recess because of poor air quality, and this program allows them to learn more about the issue, KSL-TV reported (http://bit. lv/2kh86HG).

"(It furthers) our knowledge of what can be done about air pollution, especially because ours is so bad," said Alexandra Feliz, a junior at the school.

"The pollution downtown is very, very bad," said Mason Henrie, a senior at East High School. "You can just feel it with heavy breathing."

University of Utah chemical engineering professors Kerry Kelly and Tony Butterfield intend to bring the lesson to 50 Salt Lake Valley schools. "I think it can help you take a little bit more ownership of whats going on in your school, whats going on around your school," Kelly said. …

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