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University of Montana Health Science Symposium to Feature Student Air Quality Research – 5/14 – Skaggs Building and the Underground Lecture Hall

May 14 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

UM Health Science Symposium to Feature Student Air Quality Research – Members of the public are invited to attend the 20th annual Research Education on Air and Cardiovascular Health (REACH) Environmental Health Science Symposium, which will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the University of Montana.

More than 250 high school students from schools across western Montana, including Helena, Corvallis, Ronan, Libby and Missoula, will present their air quality research findings. Through their research and related classroom activities, students participating in the REACH program learned about the risks associated with indoor air pollution – especially within homes, schools and local businesses.

The event provides an excellent opportunity for the public to learn about how students are addressing common indoor and outdoor air pollution issues within their communities. Last year’s award-winning projects included “PM2.5 Levels When Exposed to Exhaust from Different Engine Types,” “PM2.5 Relative to Burn Limits and Woodstoves in Missoula County,” “Student Traffic Effect on Air Quality,” “House Fragrances” and “Ionization Reducing PM2.5 in a Swine Barn.”

Hosted by UM’s School of Public and Community Health Sciences, the symposium is divided into a poster session and oral presentations. Posters can be viewed in the main lobby of the Skaggs Building and the Underground Lecture Hall foyer area. Presentations will take place between 9:40 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the Urey Underground Lecture Hall.

A Health Science Fair, featuring tabling with representatives from UM’s College of Health departments, will take place during the lunch break. The student award ceremony serves as the culminating finale of the symposium.

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

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Contact: Kristen Cram, curriculum and training Manager, UM School of Public and Community Health Sciences, 406-243-4084, [email protected].

Details

Date:
May 14
Time:
9:30 am - 2:00 pm

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