NCSCE Associate Director, Davida Smyth (Texas A&M-San Antonio), and her collaborator Monica Trujillo (Queensborough Community College-CUNY) are garnering national recognition for their groundbreaking wastewater research on SARS CoV-2 in New York City. This has produced an article in Nature Communications https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-28246-3
And the work has been picked up in a number of outlets including Science Daily, https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/02/220203122941.htm
and even Colbert! https://twitter.com/i/status/1489762570890272769
As the result of their work being featured on a podcast, NCSCE has received a grant for 105K to fund Smyth and Trujillo’s research, along with community-based education around COVID, in underserved communities in the global south, starting with a collaborative project in Uruguay. For a presentation from Prof. Smyth on how she has integrated this research into her SENCER-ized teaching, see this presentation from a recent SENCER Mid-Atlantic meeting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MnO9CzTBQQ
Congratulations to these two civically engaged scholar/teachers for the recognition of their important work!