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For Stockton Unified School District’s 2024 Earth Day celebration, students from CE 105 and from the environmental engineering MS/PhD program, including Dr. Cesunica Ivey’s lab, teamed up with Stockton families to build and distribute 120 box fan air purifiers. Kids and adults helped transform an ordinary box fan into an air purifier, by attaching a MERV-13 air filter using weatherstripping, glue, cardboard, and rubber bands. See a short video about this SUSD event!


We teamed up with Edison High School students in Stockton for our first ever DIY air purifier build and distribution event in April 2022! We built and distributed 120 box fan air purifiers to the Stockton AB 617 community on Earth Day. Read the details here. At a second event held in September 2022, an additional 125 box fan air purifiers were built in partnership with students at All Saints Academy in Stockton and distributed to their families – see article here.