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Engineering and Technology

Experts Agree on Aerosol Transmission of COVID-19: How Can Schools Manage Indoor Air to Stop the Spread? A SyracuseCoE Research & Technology Forum

July 21, 2020 at 11:00am12:00pm EDT

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A new school year is beginning soon. Understanding the ventilation and air quality of indoor spaces is critically important.

With strong recommendations from 239 scientists from 32 countries, including faculty from Syracuse University, the World Health Organization is now acknowledging the evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted through aerosol droplets. Viral particles become airborne when people sneeze, cough, sing, talk or breath.

As students return to campuses and classrooms, how can faculty, teachers and building managers optimize ventilation and filtration strategies to help keep students and faculty healthy? From improved ventilation modifications, to HVAC and air filtration, to physical modification of spaces, we will be discussing the current knowledge of how to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in indoor environments.

Speakers include:

Cliff I. Davidson , Thomas C. and Colleen L. Wilmot Professor of Engineering, Environmental Engineering Program Director of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University

Jianshun “Jensen” Zhang, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University and Visiting Professor, School of Architecture and Urban Planning at Nanjing University, China

Mike Wetzel, PE, President & CEO, Air Innovations

Brendan Hall, PE, BEMP, LEED AP

Moderated by:

Eric A. Schiff , Interim Executive Director, SyracuseCoE and Professor of Physics, Syracuse University

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This event was first published on July 14, 2020 and last updated on July 17, 2020.

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