Addressing the Effects of Traffic on Air Quality at Claremont High School

Sustainable Claremont Computer Science/Mathematics, 2019-20

Liaison(s): Angela Oakley, Stuart Wood
Advisor(s): Alfonso Castro, Julie Medero
Students(s): Kylie Hetzel (PM), Daniel Ashcroft, Isaiah Fujii Bresnihan, Jasmine Seo

Sustainable Claremont, a local non-profit organization, is concerned about the health of children who are exposed to vehicle emissions and air pollution during school drop-off and pick-up times. The team measured the air quality at Claremont High School with air sensors, mathematically modeled the potential effects of traffic, and worked alongside the students to initiate healthier commuting behavior and raise awareness of environmental issues.