2020-20212 Air Quality Contest

2020-2021 Air Quality Contest

  • Seventh Grade Students from all over North Carolina can compete in the 2020 - 2021 AQ-IQ Contest. Please see the materials here on this page to get your started. This years projects will all be submitted on-line, and the contest is a great on-line or distance learning activity for classrooms. Projects are due on-line by March 12, 2021.

    The 2020 AQ-IQ Recognition Ceremony was held on line on Saturday, July 18, 2020. The results are in a file on the sidebar. Please take a moment to listen to welcome by Mike Abraczinskas, Director, N.C. Division of Air Quality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jil8TmtLBuI

    New for 2020 - 2021
    Students will use an on-line form to both register and submit their project:

    Project Due by March 12, 2021, but can be turned in at any time until midnight of that day.

    We have an updated AQ-IQ Student Worksheet available both in word and pdf format. This is a step by step guide for students to use to help them create their best project.

    The 2020 Special Award Categories – the  Special Award Categories are focused on technology and how it can be used to better understand and solve our air quality problems.
    • Air Pollution Monitoring and Control Technology
    • Cleaner Cars, Cleaner Commutes, and Cleaner Air
    • Pollution Free Electricity Technology
    • The Science and Technology of Understanding and Reversing Climate Change

    The AQ-IQ Contest for Seventh Grade Students has been adapted to be an on-line activity for students. The contest still asks students to:

    • research an air quality problem,
    • look for solutions to the problem, and
    • create a project to help others learn how to help our air be cleaner.

    The contest puts the student in the role of creating a project to help others learn – the most effective way to learn according to the blooms Revised Taxonomy of learning. It allows them to use technological tools to find answers to their questions, imagine new possibilities, and discover ways of doing things. The AQ-IQ Contest Educational Goals fits into the North Carolina Essential Standards and gives students the opportunity to use technology to learn. The AQ-IQ Contest is also an opportunity for teachers who want their students to participate in Project Based Learning to have the students project evaluated by scientific experts.

    Once students are finished with their AQ-IQ Project they will need to register and turn in their project at this following website. The project can be a link to a YouTube Video or other on-line project or they can download a file smaller than 10 MB. If they do a poster or artistic project, we recommend photographing the project.  We ask the student to name it using this protocol: Last Name_school_project type. The project will be linked to the registration.

    DAQ is one again planning on partnering with the North Carolina Transportation Museum, to host the Statewide AQ-IQ Recognition Cerrimnoy in July of 2021.

    Project Registration Form: https://ncdaq.wufoo.com/forms/z1f26nga0d7yioc/

    If you have any questions, contact:
    Keith Bamberger, keith.bamberger@ncdenr.gov or 828-296-4500.
    Annie Lee, Annie.Lee@ncdenr.gov or 919.707.8710

Contact Us

  • Gloria Lengel,  Director

    810 Gillespie St.
    Fayetteville, NC 28306