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Public Lab Fellows Program

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While anyone may join Public Lab and take part in developing and applying Do-It-Yourself pollution monitoring techniques, the Public Lab non-profit also supports fellowships that emphasise peer production projects working on community environmental health issues. Fellowships activities can include:

  • Researching and publishing on methods for accessible community science monitoring techniques.
  • Developing, incubating and distributing hardware and software research tools (and associated methodology) that are low cost, easy to use, and modifiable.
  • Collectively applying these tools in research and monitoring projects in particular locales.
  • Advocating for community identified goals and objectives by sharing the resulting data and knowledge with peers, regulatory agencies, press and other stakeholders.

ABOUT FELLOWSHIP TRIOS

Fellowship Trios are financially supported collaborations hosted and facilitated by Public Lab. They advance the impact of community science on critical environmental health topics, such as particulate air pollution, lead pollution in soil and water, and pipeline monitoring.

FELLOWSHIP TRIO GOALS:

Short term: to document current efforts in monitoring, organizing, advocating

Medium term: to advance monitoring tools and organizing and advocacy methods

Long term: to develop network relationships among science organizations, hardware projects & communities, and frontline communities to advance the environmental justice movement

Current Fellowship Trio:

THE FIRST FELLOWSHIP TRIO WILL FOCUS ON IMPACTS TO WATER QUALITY CAUSED BY THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY:

  • Will Macfarlane: Hardware fellow: This fellowship is an opportunity to advance real-world outcomes of open science hardware used by people to monitor the water quality impacts of the oil & gas industry.
  • Charlotte Clark: Monitoring Methods Fellow: This fellowship is an opportunity to research and document methods for organizing and advocating with community-collected data on the water quality impacts of the oil & gas industry.
  • Rollin Black: Community Fellow: This fellowship is an opportunity for an individual embedded in a community with oil & gas industry impacts to work with Public Lab on local water quality concerns related to the industry.

Other Fellows:

Past Fellows:


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