2012 Meeting of the Minds Undergraduate Environmental Research Award
Sophie Grodsinsky Civil and Environmental Engineering
Advisor: Elizabeth Casman Engineering and Public Policy
Nanomaterial Measurement ConsistencyThis research project aims to better unify nanomaterial risk research by identifying the important factors and properties affecting observed nanomaterial toxicity in published experiments involving different nanoparticle types and different living organisms through compilation of all existing experimental findings into a database to allow for enhanced analysis. Specifically, the data base will help by enabling meta-analysis of the results to more easily identify the best factors and properties indicative of toxicity risk of the many that are being researched currently by allowing for more efficient comparison between existing data. This work of collecting and manipulating data to become coparable and then coding it into the database for further analysis and comparison could significantly advance the current field of nanomaterial risk research. By making research more efficient in sharing the knowledge that has already been found along with highlighting the most important and least important properties to be included in risk models could progress the field beyond where it is now.
Raphael Astrow Information Systems, Mallory Hayase Self-defined
Advisor: Randy Weinberg Information Systems
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