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."

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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.

UC Davis-Based State Project Offers Online Help for Parents Trying to Teach at Home

The California-History Social Science Project, headquartered at UC Davis, provides, among other things, the guidelines for California history and social science teaching. That project ordinarily develops teaching materials and resources for teachers throughout the state. UC Davis and five other university locations have started posting resources for parents — lesson plans, reading lists, blogs of encouragement — as well as for teachers trying to teach remotely for the first time.