New Tools for Improving Access to Community Water Quality: Development of Economic Sensors and the Fountain Valley Water Project

How do you know when your water is safe to drink? A quarter of the world’s population is without access to sanitary water, in large part due to a lack of cheap and accessible testing technologies. This talk will highlight our efforts to design and build the world’s first simple, cheap, and truly open-source sensors for measuring heavy metals like lead in water. In our own backyard, a community of 70,000 people have been exposed to harmful levels of toxic firefighting foam in their drinking water. I will finish by describing the Fountain Valley Water Project (501c3), a large-scale citizen science initiative aimed at monitoring the spread of contamination and educating the community about its scientific, health, and legal ramifications.

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9/10/19 Gaylord Hall – Family style lunch provided

11:45am Doors Open and lunch on tables
12:15pm Talk begins
1:15pm Event Concludes

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You’re invited to participate in a “Conversation about American Hate” with Arjun S. Sethi, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 4 p.m. in Celeste Theatre.Join Professors Nadia Guessous and Santiago Guerra as moderators of this conversation. Sethi is a community activist, civil rights lawyer, and writer based in Washington, D.C. He works closely with Muslim, Arab, South Asian, and Sikh communities and is an expert in policing, the war on terror, and racial and religious profiling. His work has appeared in the Guardian, Politico Magazine, BBC World Radio, and his own book “American Hate: Survivors Speak Out. Sponsored by: The Butler Center. Cosponsors: Chaplain’s Office, Wellness Resource Center, and Sociology Department.

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View a full listing of this year’s Excel@CC offerings on the HR webpage. Staff and supervisors are encouraged to talk about professional development interests prior to registering on Wednesday, 8/28/19.

. PikeRide Community Ride (Sense of Place Trip) – 9/11/19
. Your Role in Responding to Lived Experiences of Trauma – 9/12/19
. Adam F. Press Fitness Center Tour & Available Services – 9/12/19
. Good to Great: The Journey to Inclusion at CC (Staff) – 9/16/19 & 9/17/19
. Water Tour (Sense of Place Trip) – 9/18/19 thru 9/20/19
. Sustainability 101 – 9/24/19
. Toward A Daily Anti-Racist Agenda (TADARA) – 10/1/19
. Personal Finances with Lyrae Williams – 10/8/19
. CC’s Landmark Achievement in Net Zero Construction: Tutt Library Tour – 10/8/19
. Question, Persuade, Refer: Ask a Question, Save a Life – 10/16/19

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