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Dec. 4: Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Launch New Mobile Air-Monitoring Lab To Record Unhealthful Airborne Particles

Contact:

Chriss Swaney         
412-268-5776
swaney@andrew.cmu.edu

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Launch New Mobile
Air-Monitoring Lab To Record Unhealthful Airborne Particles

Event: Carnegie Mellon University researchers will showcase a new mobile air-monitoring lab to Biology II students at South Allegheny School District.

The mobile lab will help researchers from the university's $2 million Center for Atmospheric Particle (CAPS) Studies investigate the health effects of particulate matter and to understand the role of regional transport of these airborne particles.

Mobile lab researchers, under the direction of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Professor Neil Donahue and Mechanical Engineering Professor Allen Robinson, also are working to build computer models that can predict the effects of reducing specific sources, predict how chemistry transforms particles in the atmosphere and predict the influence of those particles on global climate.

When: Noon – 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Where: South Allegheny School District, 2743 Washington Blvd., McKeesport, Pa. 15133
 
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