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Sound is what we hear. Noise is unwanted sound. The difference between sound and noise depends upon the listener and the circumstances. Rock music can be pleasurable sound to one person and an annoying noise to another. In either case, it can be hazardous to a person’s hearing if the sound is loud and if he or she is exposed long and often enough.

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Decision-Making Tool

Below you can access a copy of our decision-making tool that the ICBOs co-created. https://d1u7huky9c51vj.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/16051256/Decision-making-tool.pdf

Noise Refuge and Wellness Booklet

This booklet was created by CLUES Community Science Collaborators (CSCs): Alma Sanchez, Christina Neubauer, Lizeth Pineda Roldan, and Tania Acevedo Garcia. The goal of this project is to raise awareness and teach our Latinx community and other marginalized communities about noise pollution as we ourselves continue to learn more. One of our main objectives is […]

Community Coding

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Coding Moment of the Week #13

For over a year, members of the NOISE Project have been coding responses from interviews that were conducted over the summer of 2019. During the coding process, we scan interview  answers for their main ideas, and then assign them words or phrases that capture these themes. These words and phrases are called codes. For more […]

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Coding Moment of the Week #12

For the past year, members of the NOISE Project have been coding responses from interviews that were conducted over the summer of 2019. During the coding process, we scan interview  answers for their main ideas, and then assign them words or phrases that capture these themes. These words and phrases are called codes. For more […]

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Coding Moment of the Week #11

For the past year, members of the NOISE Project have been coding responses from interviews that were conducted over the summer of 2019. During the coding process, we scan interview  answers for their main ideas, and then assign them words or phrases that capture these themes. These words and phrases are called codes. For more […]

Antiracist Corner

Fragility

This is a concept pulled from the Community Coding Codebook. In the context of our coding, we define this as fragility, sensitivity, and/or shutting down in the face of change or confrontation. We apply this code when individuals demonstrate these behaviors in reaction to discussions about race and/or equity. This is an important concept to think […]

Antiracist Corner: How Individual Action Distracts from Systemic Issues

Have you ever been told to recycle or else plastic will end up in the ocean? Or have you seen ads that said you’re wasting too much energy just because you forgot to turn off the light switch? If so, you’ve heard prime examples of individual action. Individual action, in the context of environmentalism and […]

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Anti-Racist Corner: Noise Pollution Solutions that Indulge Inequity

The dominant perspective in society is white (and generally of a higher socioeconomic class), meaning that almost every aspect of society is made with them in mind. This means that many solutions to society’s problems are based on the lifestyles and resources of the dominant culture. Noise pollution solutions, especially those that are recommended by […]

BIPOC in STEM

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BIPOC in STEM: Ella Nora Phillips Stewart

By Maggy Alarcon and Alexia Maceda Written content here Ella Nora Phillips Stewart was one of the first African-American female pharmacists in the United States. Ella Nora was born on March 6, 1893 in Stringtown, West Virginia. When she was younger, she wished to attend the University of Pittsburgh but was declined because of racial […]

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BIPOC in STEM: Berta Cáceres

By Cecilia Caro Berta Cáceres was a Lenca woman, Honduran environmental activist and indigenous leader. Growing up during an era of violence across Central America in the 1980s would inspire Berta to co-found the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) in 1983. In the following years, Cáceres would go up against […]

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BIPOC in STEM: Dr. Helen Rodríguez-Trías

By Tania Acevedo García Dr. Helen Rodríguez-Trías is a Puerto Rican woman who has made an immense impact in the world. Not only was she a pediatrician but she was also an educator and women’s rights activist. Dr. Rodríguez-Trías was the first Latina woman to become president of the American Public Health Association in 1993, […]

Mobile App

NOISE App Instructions

How to Download the App on iPhone How to Download the App on Android How to Navigate the App If you would like to download these instructions, please look below.

The NOISE APP is HERE!

The NOISE APP is here! Please visit the App Store or Google Play to download the NOISE PROJECT app. Simply search for NOISE PROJECT and download! The NOISE Project (www.noiseproject.org) is a Community Science Research Project funded by the National Science Foundation and led by communities that have been historically excluded from the sciences in […]