Davidson Engineering Students Continue Learning During COVID-19

Hilliard Davidson Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering Design and Development (EDD) students have been collaborating with The Ohio State University for the past four years on a project named “The EDD OSU Air Quality Project.”  OSU professors, Andy May from Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering and Ayaz Hyder from the Environmental Health Sciences department have assisted students in bringing this project to life. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation Grant No. 1645226.  The goal of the project is to measure outdoor air quality by building a low cost system of sensors that transmit reliable data to a publicly accessible website.  This year’s group was hopeful to complete the project, but due to the COVID-19 outbreak, their ability to do so has been delayed. Nonetheless, they have continued to work on the project; they regularly have remote meetings and have moved the sensor location to one of the students’ houses. They have finished constructing all of our prototypes and have begun the process of testing them. Their end goal for the year is to place air quality sensors on the tops of Hilliard City Schools’ roofs and start collecting data for Hilliard students and Hilliard citizens to use.