SCSTU09 Leia Reddy

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EZ MED Derek Norman, Darren Pak, Mitchell Underdahl, Emily Nguyen, Ofek Shoichet, Paul Zhao, Ori Garibi

May 12, 2022 by | Grand Challenges Initiative

The Grand Challenge our group chose to face this semester is to improve medication adherence among patients with cognitive impairment causing memory loss. Our solution to this grand challenge was to create a pill dispensing apparatus that will dispense medication on a fixed time interval. Our compact design allows the user to fill the dispenser

Reducing Plastic Waste Catherine McKay, Leeor Oshri, Brian Byrd, Nathan Le, and Rex Kwon

May 12, 2022 by | Grand Challenges Initiative

Our grand challenge to solve was the problem of reducing plastic waste. Through thorough research, we have decided to focus our solution on the fungus, Aspergillus tubingensis, and its decomposing properties. This fungus has been found to break down the molecular bonds in plastic materials, speeding up/aiding in the decomposition process. We have used the

The Smart Mask Matthew Wisdom, Clara Hunt, Daniel Huang, Shuntaro Abe

May 12, 2022 by | Grand Challenges Initiative

The Smart Mask is an innovative way to combine testing methods, technology, and masks in order to combat the spread of COVID-19. Ideally, down the line, this technology could be applied to other viruses or pandemic situations. In order to do this, the team spoke with an expert, tested multiple masks, temperature strip placements, and

Trash Bot Viviana Arroyo, Ishani Patel, Will Keegan, Anthony Walujono

May 12, 2022 by | Grand Challenges Initiative

Plastic pollution is a grand challenge because there is 1) an abundance of plastic used in everyday products and 2) we have nowhere to discard of plastic. This leads to many negative impacts on the soil, waterways, and living organisms in these areas. Rationale: We noticed that there are many alternatives to cleaning up plastic

Lunch Buddies: Establishing Lunch Time Connections through a Categorical Matchmaking App Ryan King, Mason Moore, David Nguyen, Salvatore Portera, Pelin Top, Matthew Sullivan

May 12, 2022 by | Grand Challenges Initiative

Modern technology and social media have been integrated into almost every person’s lives. Individuals can instantly share photos, post status updates, and message others from the comfort of their homes. There are approximately three and a half billion users of these social media apps worldwide and it’s estimated to increase 9% annually (Karim et al.).

Website Accessibility Achieved Through Combining AI Fields Dylan McIntosh, Joseph Ellis, Katherine Monroy, Lawrence Leymarie, Kevin Nguyen

May 12, 2022 by | Grand Challenges Initiative

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a field that, although has been studied extensively, is filled with many opportunities for innovation due to its seemingly infinite amount of applications. The neural network is a form of AI that can analyze images and recognize them for what they are. A similar form of AI known as GPT-3 is

Skedule: An Adaptive Planner Dylan Inafuku, Brynn McGovern, Ronan Kearns, Zachary Inn

May 12, 2022 by | Grand Challenges Initiative

Skedule is a planning application that creates study schedules based on the user’s own studying preferences. The algorithm used by the planner is based on a user’s “score” that would increase or decrease depending on the user’s preferences. By letting a student comfortably prepare for tests and assignments, academic-related stress would be mitigated. Full Poster:

A Legislative Approach to Combating Fake News Bailey Allord, Jack Donnelly, Tor Parawell, Shanzeh Bandukda, Ben van Zyll

May 12, 2022 by | Grand Challenges Initiative

The term Fake News encompasses a broad range of false information present in politics, healthcare, education, or any topic that is discussed in an increasingly polarized digital space. It’s clear that it is a complex problem, with no single right answer or rule to follow, which is why our team decided the most effective solution

In-depth Analysis of Dementia Caregiver Perspective on Tracking Technology Cami Acosta, Olivia Chilvers, Gabriella Dauber, Sophia Guarnotta, Kurt Horney, Anne Marie Santich

May 12, 2022 by | Grand Challenges Initiative

A quantitative and qualitative review of survey results that explores dementia caregivers’ opinions on tracking devices for loved ones who wander. Full Poster: In-depth Analysis of Dementia Caregiver Perspective on Tracking Technology

Marine Gut Impaction & Alternative Plastic Noelle Clark, Sebastian Myhr, Ishan Sharma, Zoë von Allmen

May 12, 2022 by | Grand Challenges Initiative

The growing number of plastic bags being introduced to ocean systems is causing marine animals to accidentally consume harmful plastics, eventually leading to gut impaction and death. Regular plastic bags do not degrade and rely on individuals to recycle them to prevent permanent pollution. Current biodegradable plastic bags require industrial composting and are not digestible

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