Particulate Matter in Upper Manhattan and the South Bronx

Jason, Ivy, and Miah assembled and coded their own device to measure air quality in their neighborhoods


Jason Marte, Ivy Martinez, Miah Soto


Ashley Pirovano; Volunteer Mentor: Dr. Andrew Fulmer

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In New York City there are high concentrations of Particulate Matter, but not all areas are affected equally. Our team consists of people who live in low income areas like upper Manhattan and the South Bronx. Research has shown that these areas have a higher probability of children with asthma. To investigate this further, our team assembled and coded particulate matter sensors to measure the air quality in Harlem, Washington Heights, and the South Bronx.

This page was created by BioBus Summer 2021 Jr. Scientist William Rhee.