ROCIS is on the agenda for this event, addressing lessons learned from the Low Cost Monitoring Project.

A Crash Course & Citizen Science Showcase
Wednesday, October 25 @ 3-6 PM EST / $10 - $35
The Heinz Endowments Conference Center
31st Floor Conference Center
EQT Building, 625 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Despite great improvements in air quality since the days of streetlights being on at noon, the Pittsburgh region continues to have some of the worst air quality in the nation and faces several unique challenges. Come learn about the science and public health perspectives on air quality and what people are doing about it; explore how outdoor air quality affects indoor air quality; and get hands-on experience with citizen science tools available to help you be a part of the solution.
Experience: Air quality is actually a very complex field of study, cutting across physics, engineering, public health, epidemiology, and more. This in-depth but non-technical event will give participants a deeper understanding of air quality issues facing our region, including primary sources and connections to human health, as well as the intersection of outdoor and indoor air quality and the need to study them together. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with an array of physical and online tools that foster citizen science on air quality, and learn about programs and initiatives with which they can connect. Regional air quality experts will present a high-level view of the data, research and policy efforts underway. The event’s location, The Heinz Endowments’ new 31st conference center, will provide the perfect backdrop for seeing and connecting with air quality in our region.
Due to building security, all attendees must be registered 48 hours before the event, and must show photo ID at the lobby
to gain admission to the 31st Floor.
HOSTED by the Green Building Alliance with these participating organizations:

  • The Heinz Endowment
  • ROCIS / Reducing Outdoor Contamination of Indoor Spaces
  • The CREATE Lab / Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment Lab
For more information on Learning Objectives, Continuing Education Credits,
and the Agenda, visit here.

Contact the organizer, Andrew Ellsworth, at 412-414-9293.