Wastewater-Based Surveillance of Antibiotics: A Citizen Science Approach

Team: Clark Scholars Class of 2025


This project proposes a citizen science approach to
monitor antibiotic concentrations in wastewater
across the U.S. Community volunteers will collect
samples and measure antibiotic concentrations
using a low-cost testing kit, with data aggregated
into a dashboard to visualize geographic and
temporal trends. The project aims to provide
valuable information for addressing antimicrobial
resistance and engage communities in public
health efforts.

Lawrence Aronhime
Sascha Cocron

Team Members

  • Abigail Gibson
  • Zuriel Joven
  • Jennifer Taylor
  • Dennis Plotnikov
  • Brian Ha
  • Hannah Namkoong
  • Andrew Lott

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