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2018 UC Berkeley

U.C. Berkeley faculty and students from across academic areas (Public Health, Law, Business, Environmental Studies and Technology) share expertise to find innovative solutions to pressing issues. As a participant, you could join them to work on topics like Global Health with Environmental Issues. Project AIR (Action, Innovation, Research) is a student-created national association, established at the Berk in July 2018 during UC Berkeley's Interdisciplinary Research Program atthe School of Public Health (06/18 - 07/06/2018)Now, it is a national chapter that focuses on public health and environmental pollution. Our goal is to influence others through

education, towards a healthier world.



Project AIR uses ArcGIS, a new and innovative tool for conducting and presenting field research. A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data.  Rooted in the science of geography, GIS tools integrates many types of data. They analyze spatial location and organizes layers of information into visualizations using maps and 3D scenes. With this unique capability.  

GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations--helping users make smarter decisions.


Spatial visualizations made possible by GIS(Geographic Information System) tools and techniques facilitate improved understandings of cross-disciplinary phenomena. They make it easier to solve problems rooted in academic and real-world concepts. People use GIS tools to make maps, analyze data, and decide on the best solutions. GIS tools allows us to better study the effects of climate change, design cities, inventory geologic samples, plan ecological growth models, catalog contents of an archaeological site, and countless other activities. GIS and the related geospatial technologies of global positioning systems (GPS) and remote sensing can be used to simultaneously

engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math.


GIS is well suited to drive problem-based learning (PBL), an approach to classroom inquiry that is guided by a question, with students collecting data and making analytical conclusions.  GIS allows students to collect and visualize authoritative data about the question of interest, adding their own data to the map before performing a wide range of analyses on the data in question. GIS problems are steeped in both critical thinking and spatial thinking elements, motivating learners as they learn real-life topics.    


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Eddie, Ames & Derek

Title: Environmental Justice

Ace & Sunjung

Title:  Architecture: A Study on How Architecture is Affected by the Environment

Steven & Lawrence

Title: The Tale of Two Cities: An Examination of Environmental Air Pollution Disasters in Richmond and Berkeley, California

Jhoonho, Lucio & Ryan

Title: Pollution and People, Alameda County, CA

Ashley & Sarah

Title: CLRD: causes, cultures, clusters, and consequences

Jisoo, Alice, Sunjin,

Laurie & Suhye

Title: The History of Richmond and Chevron

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