Project Title: Breathe In, Breathe out: Relationship between Indoor Air Qualityand Student Health and Performance
BASIS Advisor: Carrie May
Indoor air quality in schools has been studied for decades. My research project will build on this research to answer the question of if indoor air quality affects student health and academic performance, y. This question has become even more important with the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic and the nature of its transmission. By analyzing the indoor air quality reports of various Virginian counties over the past decade and comparing them to school absences, I can deduce if there is a correlation between the two. Then I will create a similar correlation graph between absences and academic performance in each year, which inform my conclusion on whether indoor air quality affects student performance. I hope to find a correlation between the two so that I am able to analyze whether past solutions are working and what future solutions are needed to to fix the issue if there is one present.
This week was a little busier as I was working through completing the IAQ Project Standards document. It seems like I might never be done with it! I added some floor plans and explanations to the document as well as some explanation of who is part of the IAQ team at SETTY since this document […]
Week 2: Project Standards
Hey everyone! This week my main task was creating the Standard Operating Procedure document to accompany the design and launch of SETTY Air, which is the section of SETTY and Associates that focuses specifically on indoor air quality. Every time I thought I might be done with the document, my advisor would provide me with […]
Week 1: Sensor Installations!
Hi everyone! I started my internship this week and on Tuesday I went to Beverly Farms Elementary School in Maryland to install indoor air quality sensors. Montgomery County Public Schools requested that there are sensors placed in every classroom, so in total there are over 10,000 sensors that need to be installed in the whole […]
Hey everyone, I am Anjali Jammulamadaka. I am so excited to start my senior project on the impact of indoor air quality on student health and academic performance in NOVA schools. I came across this topic while doing a summer internship in 2022 and I wanted to pursue it further in my senior year. I […]