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Duck curves & flywheels: Solving the energy crisis with mechanical energy storage Curren Taber, Gary Zeri, Jackson Goldberg, Thomas Hernandez, Zachery Baker

May 11, 2020 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

For society to transition to a fully renewable power grid without dependence on slowly dwindling fossil fuel energy sources, a means of renewable energy storage is required. Renewable energy production fluctuates pertinent to the time of day, such as in the case of solar power, where large amounts of solar power are generated during the

Educating Chapman University about Air Quality Caitlin Felts, Ariel Gutierrez, Lena Khalidi, Saniya Syed

May 11, 2020 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

The goal of our project is to bring awareness and educate the general population about indoor air quality and the harmful effects that high particulate matter concentrations can have on us. We believe it is important to learn about indoor air quality because there is statistical evidence that shows indoor air quality can be worse

Neonatal Hydrostatic Weighing Macy Dexter, Kanaysha Scott, Sofia Bejerano, Julia Muniz

May 11, 2020 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

In the neonatal period of life, it is very important that the measured weight of the newborn is as accurate as possible. An inaccurate weight prevents healthcare professionals from being able to assess and gain accurate information regarding the newborn’s health. Our solution to this, is to use hydrostatic weighing. The hydrostatic weighing method is

Water Filtration Using Biofilms Sereena Gee, Calista Lat, Krista Ruggieri, Joan Karstrom

May 11, 2020 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

Access to clean water in poverty-stricken communities poses a significant and expensive challenge globally. The effects of consuming unfiltered water are detrimental to health and physical well-being, as it may lead to waterborne and foodborne illnesses. Our solution, a slow-sand water filtration system, entails the use of inexpensive and abundant natural resources that are proven

Early Wildfire Detection Using a Raspberry Pi Smoke Sensor Toby Chappell, Kelly Ly, Paola Portillo, Jon Le, Kady Lazarte

May 11, 2020 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

To help mitigate the impacts of wildfires, we are creating a smoke detector sensor that has a stable power source, able to transmit a message through Raspberry Pi, and capable of detecting a wildfire when it occurs. We hope by developing this smoke detection system, we can help notify the authorities at a quicker rate

Plastics: The Good, the Bad, and the Alternatives Gilana Pikover, Emma Licko, Eva Stanton, Corwin Rybchinskiy, Lauren Burokas

May 11, 2020 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

With plastic pollution on the rise, the environment has seen a huge negative impact. While biodegradable alternatives have been around, are they really the most efficient alternative? Biodegradables often don’t degrade well and still cause a negative environmental impact. Looking specifically at straws, there are a few disposable alternatives to plastic, but which are the

Scaled-Down Centralized Autonomy Arshia Behzad, Zubair Lakhia, Tracie Okumura, Brinly Xavier, Stephen White

May 11, 2020 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

Eliminating drunk, drugged, and distracted driving is a serious challenge that the world has yet to solve. We thought it best to approach this challenge from a technological direction. We built a self-driving car that receives a camera feed, reroutes it to a stronger server, and sends instructions back to the car. This method of

Nutrition and Fitness on the Chapman Campus Emily Peterson, Emily Wong, Chelsea Zhao, Kennedy Guillen, Nawal Alasmari, Aubrey Sine

May 11, 2020 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

The grand challenge our team recognized was that maintaining good overall health on college campuses is very difficult. Our team’s solution was to make nutritious eating and exercising convenient and easy to for Chapman students via our menu and fitness plan. The menus and fitness plan contributes to society at large because our scientific-based menus

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