After Dean Richard Corsi’s recent participation on a panel at the White House, don’t be surprised if you hear the current occupants followed the dean’s lead and built a Corsi-Rosenthal box for cleaner air in their home, like a lot of people have done during the pandemic.
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.
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.
Block Party reimagines the architecture and urbanism of a section of Berkeley, California, through the perspectives of disability and housing justice. Created by a multidisciplinary team composed of disabled and non-disabled architects, artists, and authors, the project seeks to answer two important questions.