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Dubuque STEM Festival 2017

Posted on April 22nd, 2017

With over 40 exhibits of driving robots, homemade rockets, and planet surfing the Dubuque Area STEM Festival was surely a success. Both kids and parents were actively involved in the scientific community through hands-on activities and problem-solving. CLE4R and partners got to demonstrate the AirBeam technology by assembling a large crowdsourced air quality map. We […]

Petal Project Open House

Posted on April 21st, 2017

CLE4R is highlighting the Year-End Open House of our partner organization, the Petal Project.   The Petal Project was a recipient of the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC) and East Central Intergovernmental Association Program Partnership. It is extremely important to show support for how beneficial the IISC program is to Iowa Communities. Support for this […]

Dubuque STEM Festival

Posted on April 19th, 2017

Mark your calendars! The Dubuque STEM Festival is this Saturday from 10 AM – 2PM in the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center at the University of Dubuque. This event is free to the public and there will be over 50 exhibits with many hands-on activities and demonstrations. CLE4R and CLE4R partners will be at the […]

CLE4R at a Girls-Go-Stem Event in February

Posted on February 16th, 2017

An article in the Cedar Rapids Gazette.  Link.  We were one of 16 activities that participants (6th, 7th and 8th grade girls) could participate in. Here is a short video with a little more insight on the event. Our own write-up is here: CLE4R made an appearance at the Girls Go STEM event hosted by […]

2016 Iowa Environmental Health Conference

Posted on February 5th, 2017

CLE4R at the Iowa Environmental Health Conference in Marshalltown on October 18-19, 2016. The photo shows the exhibit table and the “AirBeam” monitor. The airbeam sensor read only 1 micrograms per cubic meter of air most of the time during the conference, indicating good indoor air quality.

Winter and Spring 2017 Events

Posted on December 30th, 2016

We are filling out the winter and spring 2017 CLE4R calendar Feb 10, 2017 (Friday) — Teacher in-service day — Keystone AEA, Dubuque IA Feb 11, 2017 (Saturday) — Girls Go STEM — University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics April 22, 2017 (Saturday) — Dubuque STEM Festival Attend the Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival on Saturday, April 22 […]

Iowa Environmental Health Conference

Posted on October 7th, 2016

CLE4R will be at the Iowa Environmental Health Conference in Marshalltown on October 18-19. An exhibit table will be set up and the “AirBeam” monitor will be demonstrated. Here is a link to the conference.  

Growing Sustainable Communities Conference

Posted on September 29th, 2016

CLE4R partners will be at the Growing Sustainable Communities Conference in Dubuque on Wednesday October 5 hosting a panel presentation and discussion on “Teaching and Learning about Air Quality by Citizen Science” Panelists include Dr. Charles Stanier, University of Iowa Jalee Frommelt, University of Dubuque Mary Rose Corrigan, City of Dubuque Paul Schultz, Green Dubuque […]

Fireworks and Air Quality — Data and Recommendations

Posted on July 2nd, 2016

I have received some questions about air quality during fireworks displays and during the use of backyard fireworks like sparklers. On July 3rd, you might see volunteers near the University of Iowa measuring fine particulate matter using handheld Airbeam sensors. The Iowa team is interested in the performance and ease of use of the monitors […]

Spatial mapping of air pollution during July 3 celebrations

Posted on June 29th, 2016

Are you willing to carry a lightweight air pollution sampler for 3 hours on the 3rd of July, helping us to perform high resolution mapping on an important air pollutant?  If yes … please see the linked document below. Request for (unpaid) volunteers for July 3