It takes a team of researchers, creatives, partners, spiders and community participants to make a public science project like this work! Thank you for your participation and enthusiasm that help fuel this research and enable us to build a unique web of air quality monitors in the places we live!

Research team

Chris Hawn

Chris Hawn, PhD

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Assistant Professor / PI

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Cean'e Batten

Cean’e Batten

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Undergraduate researcher

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Grass spider

Grass spider

Agelenopsis

Web weaver

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Creative team

Sebastian

Sebastian Alejandro Echeverri, PhD

(he/him)

Photographer

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Neil McCoy

Neil McCoy

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Designer

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Project Alumni

Dre Fraser

Dre Fraser, PhD

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Postdoctoral Researcher

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Nava Rastegar

Nava Rastegar

(she/her)

MS student / Project manager

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Ayra Hussain

Ayra Hussain

(she/her)

Undergraduate researcher

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Kyra

Kyra Faison

(she/her)

Undergraduate researcher

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Kayla Fomensia

Kayla Fomengia

(she/her)

Undergraduate researcher

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Project support

UMBC
NSF

Project collaborators

Anecdata
SciStarter