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ASU volunteers build DIY air filters to help Valley schools fight COVID-19

As part of Arizona State University's pandemic response teams, infectious disease epidemiologist Megan Jehn has been part of measuring the effectiveness of countermeasures such as face coverings.

Searching for ways to counter COVID-19 in school settings led her to another way to attack the problem: filtering indoor air in classrooms.

Feeling the pinch from inflation

People aren’t just feeling pain at the pump these days — they’re feeling it all over. From gas to groceries, from cars to cough drops, consumers are paying more for almost everything and getting less in return.

With inflation at a 40-year high, the cost of consumer goods and services are up almost 7% from the previous year.

Scientific modeling gets a boost

Outside of science, and until the pandemic, most ordinary people were not aware of scientific modeling.

After two years of hearing predictions about which way virus variations were headed, and the way researchers come up with these numbers, that’s changed. Computational models look at the course of the pandemic regionally and globally. They’re the basis of policy decisions on public health.

Computer models are also used in climate science and almost every other type of science.

Professor awarded grant to use virtual music therapy for children on autism spectrum

Eugenia Hernandez Ruiz, assistant professor in ASU's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, was recently awarded The Arthur Flagler Fultz Research Award in the amount of $20,000 from the American Music Therapy Association for her research project investigating how to help parents of autistic children use music in their children’s development.