Demonstration: Citizens’ Water Monitoring Lights Up

When:
April 26, 2014 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am
2014-04-26T01:00:00+00:00
2014-04-26T02:30:00+00:00
Where:
Robinson Pool
Robison Pool
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lisa McDevitt

Anthropologist and tech-innovator Sara Wylie (Northeastern Environmental Health Research Institute), working with tech-innovators in the Troy community, will demonstrate technologies developed to help citizens monitor water quality at low cost. Thermal-sensing fishing bobs will be floated in Robison Pool around islands of ice, and photographed when they light up. Temperature differentials can point to pollution plumes in water.

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