Oswego East High School InvenTeam

Their Problem

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a shocking 50% of US schools have poor air quality. Poor indoor air quality leads to coughing, eye irritation, headaches, and asthma aggravation. These consequences negatively impact school attendance, with even as light decline in indoor air quality causing a significant increase in school absences the following day; students with asthma are especially prone to indoor air quality-related absences, making asthma the leading cause of school non-attendance. Air quality in schools has also been shown to impact students’ academic performance and is linked with heightened mental health issues such as depression. The Oswego East High School InvenTeam seeks to address poor air quality in schools.

Possible Technological Solutions

(To be announced in February for the Mid-Grant Technical Review)

The Invention

(To be showcased at EurekaFest, June 12-14, 2023)

Monthly Team Blogs

(Coming December 2022)