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Students in 2016

 


       John Pederson

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John is working with the EPA, City of Houston, Houston Wilderness and Air Alliance Houston on the Bridge to Clean Air. This project measures particulate matter on a local highway, cleans the air, and displays the particulate matter concentration by changing the color of light on a bridge. John has designed the remediation and monitoring systems and will prototype the project this summer. He also works with the Carp and Armored-catfish Removal Plan (CARP) Task Force to determine safe amounts of fish consumption using risk-based chemical analysis. LinkedIn Profile

 


           Weijian Yu

Weijian conducted regression and ANOVA analysis in SAS and made windrose charts for Galena Park Area Benzene Air Pollution Concentration Study. He also helped analyze Texas air concentration and increased rate of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Weijian is currently working on reassessing the health impact for pollution-triggered 911 calls and ER visits for asthma in Houston from 2004 to 2016 by modelling air quality data from monitor sites to census tracts and analyzing air quality and public health data in Houston using R and SAS. In addition, he is collecting local data for Urban Data Platform for Kinder Institute at Rice. LinkedIn Profile


          Miguel Fraga

Miguel is working with the Bureau of Community and Children’s Environmental Health at the Houston Health Department collecting and analyzing data from the Child Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPP) in order to understand the relationship between the blood lead level in children, the geographic location of the dwelling unit (either house or apartment complex), and ethnicity. He is also working on a project called “Bridge to Clean Air”. This project measures particulate matter on a local highway, cleans the air, and displays the particulate matter concentration by changing the color of light on a bridge. Miguel also works with the Carp and Armored-catfish Removal Plan (CARP) Task Force along with John. LinkedIn Profile

 

If you would like to work with RESH:ERRG, please contact Dr. Loren Raun at raun@rice.edu