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Traumatic Brain Injuries: Memory Retention and Recovery Alyssa Agoado, Jessie Soliz, Leila Mahmoodi, Sophia Hickel

May 12, 2022 by | Student presentations

In the medical world, there are very limited resources that support patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) with recovering memory in a cost-efficient, minimally invasive way. We created a medical professionals’ document and patient pamphlet outlining effective methods of recovering memory through dietary changes, physical exercise, cognitive games, and altered sleep habits. We also included

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

May 12, 2022 by | Student presentations

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

Reach – Destigmatizing Mental Health and Its Diagnosis Taylor Price, David Peterson, Peter Smith, Sreya Vadlamudi, Suparna Pal

May 12, 2022 by | Student presentations

Our grand challenge is finding an accurate way to evaluate and analyze different mental health disorders based off of results from our comprehensive survey, Reach Through using industry standard mental health questionnaires, such as the DSM5, we created a survey that is the first step for people to determine whether or not they want to

Overpopped! – Females for a Sustainable Future Ava Cison, Cara Hunter, Rama Bedri, Lauren Hu

May 12, 2022 by | Student presentations

We are finding an ethical solution to overpopulation that centers on female empowerment, education, and increased contraceptive access both locally and globally. We created an interactive, collaborative StoryMap to educate the public on contraceptive accessibility. Our map allows us to project our data for easy visual representation whilst incorporating community input through our survey on

Photodegradation of Oceanic Plastics Devyn Pon, Benji Persons, Anthony Saadeh

May 12, 2022 by | Student presentations

Less carbon dioxide absorption, reduction of phytoplankton population, organismal absorption and ingestion of microplastics, human health concerns: all directly tied to oceanic microplastics. The most common types of commonly used plastics are polystyrene, polypropylene and polyethylene. High concentrations of these types of plastics were tested individually in oceanic conditions and under an ultraviolet light for

Effects of Technology on Memory and Cognition Azure Gilmore, Gabriella Suarez, Caroline Gallagher, Lorenzo Pessi, Avery Whyte

May 12, 2022 by | Student presentations

One of the leading causes of death amongst the elderly is Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia that results in rapid neurodegeneration (Gornia et al. 2006). Our grand challenge consisted in finding a way to combat such a disease. Our team focused on the relationship between technology/exercise and cognitive capabilities. Participants were assigned a cognitive

A Data Science Approach to Gerrymandering Thomas Gooding, Dara Herman, Erik Hombledal, Luc Rieffel, Alejandro Rea, Christian Ton-That

May 12, 2022 by | Student presentations

Gerrymandering is the rearrangement of election districts in such a way that gives one political party an advantage over the other. It is often used to suppress the weight of the political minority. Currently, redistricting is overseen by the majority political party within each state. It persists as an issue today because there are no

Designing and Laser Cutting Microfluidic Chips for Affordable Lipid Nanoparticle Synthesis Sophie Hasson, Mo Hijazi, Sarelle Franco, Nathan Mermilliod, Ashley Alexander

May 12, 2022 by | Student presentations

Microfluidic chips are used in nanoparticle synthesis to ensure uniformity. However, there is a knowledge gap regarding cost-effective ways to create them. Through laser-cutting, we created customizable and cost-effective microfluidic chips. The template created can be used for accessible lipid nanoparticle synthesis. Full Poster: Designing and Laser Cutting Microfluidic Chips for Affordable Lipid Nanoparticle Synthesis

COVID-GO: Cultivating a Culture of Daily Preventative Care for COVID-19 Erin Calter, Evan Abey, Stacy Cappelloni, Jackie Vu, Eshaan Vora, Youssef Hegab

May 12, 2022 by | Student presentations

COVID-19 global pandemic has caused the hospitals to be continually overwhelmed, while the general public is constantly worried about catching the virus and becoming ill. Therefore, we created a COVID-19 symptom monitoring application. The major goal of the app is to provide users a better understanding and assurance of their health status by collecting information

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