What is Blue CoLab?

Summer ’22 Blue CoLab Team.

Both a program and a course like no other, Seidenberg School’s Blue CoLab conducts training and research in real-time environmental monitoring technologies on Pleasantville’s Choate Pond, and in our data and technology labs. We deploy and operate water and atmospheric sensing instruments to understand better the human and natural impacts on our research pond, and the rivers it feeds. We believe people have the right to know the quality of water before they use, drink, swim, paddle or fish it.

Where can I see students’ work?

Ada monitoring station

Ada monitoring station on Choate Pond

If you spied Ada, the large orange floating platform on Choate Pond, you’ve already seen a bit of our work. It is a solar-powered monitoring station with sensors that measure and transmit water quality data to our server every 15 minutes. The Blue CoLab team of students, staff and faculty work year-round developing new methods for understanding and presenting that data, and determining how the Pace community affects the surrounding watershed.

More of our work:

On your laptop: bluecolab.pace.edu

About Ada: https://bit.ly/whatisada

Text Bot: Text “Ada” to 914-483-5900 for the latest info

Twitter Bot: @bluecolab for reports from Ada and our hyperlocal weather station

Instagram: @bluecolab

How do I enroll?

Blue CoLab at work

Weekly scrum, installing instruments, rowing to Ada, students hanging in the Data Lab.

You can be part of the exciting, groundbreaking Blue CoLab by enrolling in the 1 and 3 credit courses we offer each semester, volunteering for our team projects, or applying for internships when they are available.

Contact us:

Director John Cronin, jcronin@pace.edu

Project coordinator Leanne Keeley, lkeeley@pace.edu.

Enroll for the Fall 2022 semester:

Blue Colab  CIT349 (1 credit)  CRN 74070
Blue Colab CIT 349 (3 credits) CRN 74095