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A Breath of Fresh Air

Richard Corsi, dean of the College of Engineering, has a decades-long history of work in public scholarship. His concept of a low-cost and effective do-it-yourself air cleaner to combat virus-laden aerosol particles and wildfire smoke has become known worldwide as the Corsi-Rosenthal Box. Corsi took a moment to sit down with staff at Public Scholarship and Engagement to talk about the DIY air filtration system and his thoughts on community-engaged research.

Exploring the Link Between Wildfires and Infectious Disease

Wildfire smoke may carry mold spores that cause fungal infections in humans. Naomi Hauser, an infectious disease specialist and assistant clinical professor at UC Davis Health, built strong partnerships with community fire departments to measure the spread of spores during wildfires.

Documenting Youth Resilience During the Pandemic

Natalia Deeb-Sossa, associate professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies, has a passion for advocating for marginalized communities and addressing inequities. She documented the pandemic’s impact on children of farm workers with support from a Public Impact Research Initiative grant.

Completing Case Narratives

Criminal procedure scholar and Professor Irene Oritseweyinmi Joe hopes her public scholarship will help give defendants a place in the narratives of their own case decisions.

Build. Engineer. Tinker. Adapt.

Lee Martin '01, Ph.D. and associate professor in the UC Davis School of Education, is working with community partners, national agencies, and area high schools to inspire youth to build, engineer, tinker and adapt so they can learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).