Action. Innovation. Research.
AIR, aka Action. Innovation. Research, started as a youth research group in the University of Berkeley, California in June 2018. Now, it is a national chapter that focuses on public health, environmental studies, data science, public policy, and social injustice. Our goal is to influence others through education in hopes of a healthier world!
Ajay Pillarisetti, PhD - Lecturer/ Researcher
Asa Bradman, PhD, MSc- Lecturer/ Researcher
Charlotte D. Smith, PhD - Lecturer/ Researcher
Elizabeth M. Noth, MPH, PhD - Researcher
James Nolan, MPH
Jessica An, PhD
Liza Lutzker, MPH
Megan R. Schwarzman, MD, MPH - Lecturer/Researcher
Mike Willson, PhD, MPH - Lecturer/ Researcher
Minda Berbeco, PhD - Researcher
Sadie Costello, PhD - Lecturer/ Researcher
Ace Song, Pennsylvania
Alice Kwon, Virginia
Ames Kwon, Virginia
Ashley Bae, Virginia
Derek Song, New York
Eddie Bae, Virginia
Jhoonho Kim, New York
Jisoo Park, Virginia
Lawrence Kang, Canada
Laurie Song, Pennsylvania
Lucio Yang, New York
Richard Bae, South Korea
Ryan Choi, Virginia
Sarah Hwang, New York
Steven Lee, New York
Suhye Park, Rhode Island
Sunjjin Lee, New York
Sunjung Bok, New York
Sunjung Park, Georgia
Whittier Christian High School, University of Berkeley, Fullerton College, Richmond Youth Group
New Trier Township High School
Stuyvesant High School, Bronx High School of Science, New Hyde Park Memorial High School, Lancaster High School
Vincentian Academy, Sewickley Academy, Shady Side Academy
Trinity High School
Thomas Jefferson High School, Chantilly High School, Riverside High School, Episcopal High School, Keystone Academy, Robinson Secondary School
Seoul Foreign School
What is a storymap?
Spatial visualizations made possible by GIS(Geographic Information System) tools and techniques facilitate improved understandings of cross-disciplinary phenomena and solving problems rooted in academic and real-world concepts. GIS allows us to better study the effects of climate change, design cities, inventory geologic samples, plan ecological growth models, catalog contents of an archaeological site, and countless other activities. GIS is well suited to drive problem-based learning (PBL), an approach to classroom inquiry that is guided by a question, with students collecting data and making analytical conclusions.
Ace and Sunjung
Title: Architecture: A Study on How Architecture is Affected by the Environment
Jhoonho, Lucio and Ryan
Title: Pollution and People, Alameda County, CA
Ames, Eddie and Derek
Title: Environmental Justice
Jisoo, Alice, Sunjin, Laurie, and Suhye
Title: The History of Richmond and Chevron
Ashley and Sarah
Title: CLRD: causes, cultures, clusters, and consequences
Steven and Lawrence
Title: The Tale of Two Cities: An Examination of Environmental Air Pollution Disasters in Richmond and Berkeley, California
Abstract: There has been a surmised association between air pollution exposure and socioeconomic status, in the past few years. This study investigated the levels of two different air pollution, carbon monoxide (CO) and PM2.5, within both a high income(Berkeley) and low-income community(Richmond) in Northern California. These communities were picked, because of demographics, median household income and past history of industrial negligence. Routes were made to cover a variety of micro-environments (residential/non-residential, intersection/non-intersection etc.) Air pollution data was collected manually, using PATS+ monitors. Our results show that the differences in air pollution between the two cities weren’t substantial, however, this may be one of many cases pertaining to environmental injustice, illustrating how socioeconomically disadvantaged communities often struggle with not only the chronic health disorders that may be attributed to exposure to poor air quality, but also with the subsequent psycho-social and financial burdens.
Become a Member
Find a local high school club or a community club to join, or create your own through this website!
Learn about environmental and public health through our professor's lectures and slideshows. Find out about what issues are prevalent and what you can do to help.
Start to take action based on what you learned! Donate through our Go Fund Me page to contribute to an improved environmental and public health . Anything is better than nothing at all!