UM Health Science Symposium to Feature Student Air Quality Research

May 14, 2018

MISSOULA – The 14th annual Clean Air and Healthy Homes Environmental Health Science Symposium of Missoula will take place on the University of Montana campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 15.

Over 150 high school students from seven schools across western Montana – including Helena, Libby, Corvallis, Anaconda and Missoula – will present findings from research projects on indoor air quality, which were conducted throughout the school year.

Students learned about risks associated with prolonged exposure to three major air pollutants: particulate matter, radon and carbon monoxide.

The event is an opportunity for the public to learn how students aim to address common indoor pollution issues within their communities. Student research focused on measuring air pollution in their homes, local businesses and schools. Top research projects will receive awards.

The symposium is hosted by the UM Center for Environmental Health Sciences, the Department of Chemistry and the School of Public and Community Health Sciences. It will be divided into two parts: a group poster session and PowerPoint presentations.

Posters will be on display in the main lobby of UM’s Skaggs Building and in the North Underground Lecture Hall. Presentations will take place between 10:00 a.m. and noon in the North Underground Lecture Hall. Awards will be announced after lunch. 

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality and the National Institute of Health’s Science Education Partnership Award Program provide major funding and support for the event.

For more information call Naomi Delaloye, education coordinator for the UM Center for Environmental Health Sciences, at 406-243-2046, email naomi.delaloye@umontana.edu or visit http://education.cehs.health.umt.edu/.   

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Contact: Naomi Delaloye, education coordinator, UM Center for Environmental Health Sciences, 406-243-2046, naomi.delaloye@umontana.edu.