Smartphone Based Environmental Sensing

woman takes a photo of some trees on her smartphone.

Seeking students interested in sensors and smartphone programming to help equip next-generation smartphones for environmental sensing related to health and fitness.

Project description

Smartphone has been used for health/fitness tracking. We plan to equip next-generation smartphone for environmental sensing because exposure plays a role on our health.

If you are interested in sensors and smartphone programming, please contact us!

Project outcome

The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment To be determined by student/mentor
Start time Fall, Spring, Summer
In-person, remote, or hybrid?
Level of collaboration To be determined by student/mentor
Benefits Academic Credit, Volunteer, Salary/Stipend, Work Study
Who is eligible students with knowledge of Sensors, Aduino, Smartphone programming (java or Objective C)
Goldwater and the National Science Foundation

Students participating in this project might be interested in and eligible for the Goldwater Scholarship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Connect with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships to learn more.

Project mentor

Wenyao Xu


Computer Science and Engineering

330 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4748


Start the project

  1. Email the project mentor using the contact information above to express your interest and get approval to work on the project. (Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.)
  2. After you receive approval from the mentor to start this project, click the button to start the digital badge. (Learn more about ELN's digital badge options.) 

Preparation activities

The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.


Computer Science and Engineering