Three instructors from Mid-East have been recognized by the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati. David Mowry, Chris Allen and Brian Wilfong were part of a pilot project to review and recommend the use of an AirBeam device to be used in the academic classroom or out in the field.
According to Rusty Roberts, Research Assistant for the University of Cincinnati, “the hand-held, real-time air monitoring device will measure particulate matter, temperature, humidity, and sound levels. The device is paired with an Android app and will be able to map the data it’s collecting. The data can be saved and uploaded to an online Crowd Sharing map.”
The science instructors were also involved in a water quality testing project offered by the University of Cincinnati. The popular educational concept is being used in all of the school districts in both Guernsey and Noble Counties. The project is being funded by the University of Cincinnati’s Outreach and Engagement Core within the National Institute of Environmental Health Services funded Center for Environmental Genetics.
The water quality testing project has recently presented at the annual Ohio School Boards Association Capital Conference and Trade Show, which highlights some of the outstanding educational practices in Ohio’s public schools. The concept has also been nominated for a national award through the American School Boards Association.
Pictured are Mid-East instructors Brian Wilfong, Chris Allen, David Mowry, and University of Cincinnati Research Assistant Rusty Roberts.