How Can NASA Help Environmental Justice Efforts in Metro Atlanta?

This is the question that Yun Hang, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow in the Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health, is trying to answer. Hang was awarded a grant by NASA’s Applied Sciences program to assess the feasibility of using NASA Earth Observations to support science education and decision-making in Metro Atlanta’s environmental justice communities. Hang was the only post-doc to have received the grant as a principal investigator—a rare occurrence for NASA grants. HERCULES CEC Director, Melanie Pearson, is the Director of Community Engagement on the project. Dr. Pearson, along with HERCULES CEC staff, are coordinating the community engagement efforts. Photos from two community workshops are included below.

This project was also featured on NASA’s website.