This Week in EPA Science

By Kacey Fitzpatrickresearch_recap_GI_shark

It’s another beautiful summer Friday! Lounging at the pool? Stuck in a long car ride? Waiting for the next Shark Week program to begin? Perfect time to catch up on the latest in environmental science!

Here’s the EPA research we’re highlighting this week.

  • Citizen Scientists Train to Monitor Air Quality
    Citizen Science is rapidly expanding with the availability of low cost, portable sensors and other technologies that provide just about everyone with the ability to gather data and conduct their own research. EPA recently hosted Community Air Monitoring Training: A Glimpse into EPA’s Air Sensor Toolbox to advance citizen science for monitoring local air quality.
    Read more about the event in the blog Training Prepares Citizen Scientists to Monitor Air Quality.
  • Texas A&M, North Carolina State Receive EPA Grant for Cardiac Health Related Study
    EPA awarded a $6 million grant to fund a collaboration between Texas A&M (College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences) and North Carolina State University (the Bioinformatics Research Center) to investigate the effects of environmental toxicants on human health, especially potential adverse effects on the heart.
    Learn more about the project in the Texas A&M press release.

Did Shark Week not have enough bite for you? Check out our EPA Science Bites!

  • Science Bite is a podcast series that describes the role EPA plays in advancing scientific research. These podcasts highlight the ways that EPA uses science to inform actions that protect human health and the environment.

Listen to EPA’s Science Bite podcasts here.

Photo of the Week

Gina McCarthy at Village Green station

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy visits our Village Green air monitoring bench at the National Zoo in Washington D.C.

If you have any comments or questions about what I share or about the week’s events, please submit them below in the comments section!

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.

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