About this CUNY Adjunct Incubator Project

As part of a research project supported by the CUNY Adjunct Incubator, science educator and artist Kendra Krueger (Advanced Science Research Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY) is the co-founder of The Community Sensor Lab, a space for DIY community science and advocacy.

The Community Sensor Lab seeks to equip youth and community members with research tools and STEAM skills to better advocate for local policy change on public health and environmental justice. The project mobilizes CUNY undergraduate and NYC high school students as public educators on the versatility of D-I-Y (Do-It-Yourself) electronics and sensors. The lab also consists of a transdisciplinary working group, led by CUNY adjuncts across disciplines of art, science and the humanities, tasked with developing best practices for participatory, intersectional and decolonial research.

As part of the Community Sensor Lab, Krueger made a short video explaining how to build a D.I.Y. carbon dioxide sensor:

If you’re inspired to build your own sensor, you can register online to download instructions created by the Community Sensor Lab.

Read more about the Community Sensor Lab here on the Advanced Science Research Center website or below:

Empowering New Yorkers to Scientifically Monitor Our Environment

This project is part of the CUNY Adjunct Incubator and is co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Gittell Urban Studies Collective at the Graduate Center, CUNY.