Our crowdfunding goal is to raise $5,000, with 100% of
funds going toward operating the 2022 Community Sensor Lab summer research
The Community Sensor Lab is an education outreach program,
part of the Advanced Science Research Center at the Graduate Center CUNY.
Environmental sensing is crucial for
communities that have been historically marginalized and which typically bear
the brunt of climate change. The Community Sensor Lab places the power of Do-It-Yourself
(DIY) environmental sensing technology in the hands of youth and community
members to collect data for local environmental advocacy, while learning STEM
skills in the process.
Equally important, CUNY undergraduate and NYC
high school students are equipped to teach the use of DIY electronics and
sensors that measure air, water and soil quality as platforms to strengthen
environmental advocacy and promote renewable energy. An additional bonus - -
participating youth learn about training and educational opportunities in
technical, academic and environmental fields.
In 2021, students assembled a total of 15 environmental sensors and
completed air quality and flood research in their communities, including
virtual and on-site workshops in Red Hook, Far Rockaway and Harlem.
In 2022, and with the help of your contributions, the Lab will develop
a new suite of soil sensors, create an open-access data portal and reach even
more neighborhoods and students throughout NYC.