Education

Student-Built Air Purifiers Tackle Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19

Schools are facing many challenges this fall, including minimizing risks to students and staff from COVID-19 and wildfire smoke exposure. Air purifiers are one tool that can help.

Researchers from the UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute (EEI) partnered with science teachers at Rio Tierra Junior High School in Sacramento to teach a two-day lesson on air quality and build 30 portable air cleaners with approximately 150 8th grade students. The portable air cleaners will be distributed to every classroom on campus.

Inaugural Marchand Public Engagement Interns Announced

"I’m thrilled to announce the appointment of two UC Davis History Department Ph.D. students, Daniel Castaneda and Vanessa Madrigal-Lauchland, as the inaugural Marchand Public Engagement Interns, who will join the California History-Social Science Project / California Subject Matter Project team, starting August 2021."

Read the full story ay California History-Social Scient Project news

California Education Lab Partners with California Student Aid Commission

The CA Ed Lab’s faculty directors – Associate Professor Paco Martorell (Education) and Professors Scott Carrell (Economics) and Michal Kurlaender (Education) – were recently awarded grants from the federal Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and UC Davis’s Public Interest Research Initiative (PIRI) to support a research-policy partnership with the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) and to provide rigorous research in service to state policy discussions around financial aid reform.

Taking A Hands-On Approach

Cheryl Purifoy, director of the UC Davis Washington Program, believes in the power of mentorship and hands-on experience to help equip students for their futures.