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LUNA: Accessible Water For All

May 11, 2021 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

We took on the problem of providing something can be used in water bottles and eventually sinks in order to provide clean drinking water for people who struggle to get it around the world. LUNA: Accessible Water For All Poster

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Protective Detective: Gamifying Cyber Safety Education

May 11, 2021 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

Educational kids’ game called Protective Detective that helps inform middle schoolers about the importance of cyber safety. The goal of this game is to introduce and emphasize internet safety practices to help them navigate this rapidly evolving digital world. Protective Detective Poster Protective Detective Module 1 Prototype

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Reinventing the Toilet

May 11, 2021 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

Our grand challenge is to reinvent the toilet. Contemporary flushing toilets waste an immense amount of water and also spread aerosols carrying viruses and bacteria when flushed. Through our research we discovered that vacuum toilets use roughly one-twelfth of the water per flush and also produce significantly fewer aerosols. We conducted a survey of Chapman

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Using UVC Light as an Effective Form of Sanitation

May 11, 2021 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

Our goal is to manage disease outbreak by using UVC light as a new, efficient yet effective form of sanitation. It is important to find a way to successfully clean commonly touched/used surfaces multiple times a day to reduce the spread while trying to help maintain good public health. Using UVC Light as an Effective

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Building the Next AI-Ready Computer

May 11, 2021 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

In our project, we sought out to improve the design of the physical computer hardware so it can be able to more efficiently run Artificial Intelligence. Building the Next AI-Ready Computer Poster

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Varying Dye Color and Nanoparticle Coating in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells for the Highest Efficiency

May 11, 2021 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

As the climate crisis emergency gains a new sense of urgency with only less than 10 years remaining until the damage becomes irreversible, the need for integrating renewable energy sources into our society becomes even more pressing. Solar panels are expensive but if we can increase their efficiency and lower their cost it would give

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Greenhouse Gas Capture by Education

May 11, 2021 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

Our group was tasked with finding a novel method to capture greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gas production has proliferated alongside industrial development in most countries which has induced detrimental processes concerning our environment, which to this day, is in danger due to the presence of greenhouse gases lingering in the Earth’s atmosphere. Our group now strives

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Curing Alzheimer's: Use of microbubbles and ultrasound to increase blood brain barrier permeability for drug delivery

May 11, 2021 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that is estimated to affect over 6 million Americans. The disease is marked by the presence of plaques and tangles in the brain. While some trials have hoped to combat these plaques using antibodies, the semipermeable blood brain barrier (BBB) blocks their passage. In order to get antibodies across

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Polylactic Acid (PLA) Replacement to Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Water Bottles

May 11, 2021 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

There are many environmental consequences such as pollution and climate change exacerbated by Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), also known as plastic. PET water bottles, specifically, are a significant source of pollution on the planet. Our Grand Challenge Initiative aims to lessen the environmental consequences caused by plastic bottles by finding an alternative. Polylactic acid (PLA), a

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Improving Group Findings in the GCI Programs

May 11, 2021 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

Our goal is to create an efficient system for students to find groups in the Grand Challenges Initiative (GCI) program in the STEM department at Chapman University. GCI suffers from an enrollment problem. The problem arises in the transition from the First Year Focus Course (FFC) of GCI to the Grand Challenges Initiative seminars (SCI)

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