Students test water quality for UMaine research project

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- High School students from across the state were out today along the Arctic Brook in Bangor to do some research that may very well help us better understand the impact we have on our waterways.

They are part of UMaine's five day Stormwater Management Research Team or SMART. They're putting sensors into the brook that will test things like Ph and temperature. That information will be transmitted continously to monitoring equipment at Bangor High School where another group of students will analyze the data.

"Then students will have the opportunity to work with the data analyze the data and educate others about our environment and the impact of our actions on our brooks and our enviroment," explained Muhamad Musavi, the Associate Dean of UMaine's College of Engineering.

About 70 high school students and teachers from Portland, Bangor, Auburn and local Native American communities are taking part in the institute that brings together UMaine scientists and students, city water planners, and representatives from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, and businesses including Woodard & Curran and IDEXX.


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