For the past six years, MAUF has been involved in ongoing national research in collaboration with Cornell University Lab of Ornithology. The first research project culminated with the publication of two co-created manuals aimed at building the capacity of communities via by promoting effective partnerships. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology led the research and delivery on the project that was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Bobby Wilson is one of four national CoPI’s on the project, all of whom are representing historically marginalized or underserved communities.
Through this collaboration, MAUF expanded its partnership with Tri-Cities High School (TCHS). This has led to TCHS students getting the unique opportunity about citizen science as community science collaborators. MAUF will continue to engage Tri-Cities students in S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. research focused on the negative health effects that noise pollution has on farmers in underserved and marginalized communities. The results of their research have led to the exploration of careers in agricultural engineering. Specifically, they are researching how to reduce the impact of noise that is produced from farm equipment and the long-term risks of hearing loss to farmers.
This MAUF/Cornell collaboration is known as the NOISE Project. The project, now entering its third year, demonstrates MAUF’s ability “to maintain ongoing communication with national researchers, project evaluators, practitioners, and community stakeholders.” In addition to preparing an annual report, information on the research is shared via a weekly updates newsletter and a project website, www.noiseproject.org.
Please stay tuned. There is more to come.
Meaningful Collaborations: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xxyUdiE1vqnH2_pQeYCRfHwGOyFzECxb/view
Partnerships for Impact: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1siAvFwP4ddDy3SmVuxTVgWj7WSZvRRCE/view
How much do you know about NOISE pollution? Take the NOISE survey.