This Week in EPA Science

By Kacey Fitzpatrickresearch_recap_250

We’re still recovering from Snowzilla here in Washington DC, but our scientists are hard at work. Here’s what they’ve been up to this week.

  • Kid Scientists Shine at White House Event
    EPA’s Amanda Kaufman recently participated in an event at the White House called the State of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Address. There, she demonstrated some of EPA’s emerging air sensor technologies research. The event brought in students from all over the country to showcase innovative science and technology to excite the imaginations of the students and encourage them to follow their dreams and passions.

    Read more about the event in her blog Kid Scientists Shine at White House Event.

  • Traffic-Related Pollution
    Many scientific studies have found that people who live, work, or attend school near major roads appear to be more at risk for a variety of short- and long-term health effects. To help schools, parents, and communities reduce students’ exposure to traffic-related air pollution, EPA has just released a new resource: Best Practices for Reducing Near-Road Pollution Exposure at Schools.

    Read more about the resource in the blog Cars and Trucks and Things That Go.

About the Author: Kacey Fitzpatrick is a student contractor and writer working with the science communication team in EPA’s Office of Research and Development.