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A Data Science Approach to Gerrymandering

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

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Carbon Capture and Sequestration

May 12, 2022 by | Student presentations

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is one of the most promising climate crisis solutions. An optimized tax plan could fund carbon capture with a rate of $50 per ton and a 5% growth rate. This provides a basis for an economic plan that would support the funding and development of CCS facilities. A tax model

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Designing and Laser Cutting Microfluidic Chips for Affordable Lipid Nanoparticle Synthesis

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

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Bias in Hiring

May 12, 2022 by | Student presentations

Current algorithms meant to function without bias commonly inherit the biases of their programmers. This results from various issues such as the inclusion of traits like race, gender, nationality, etc. In our project, we look specifically at how the use of these algorithms affects the hiring process. In an attempt to reduce bias, we created

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Oil Spill Cleanup

May 12, 2022 by | Student presentations

Oil left in the ocean can have detrimental effects on the health of marine life and the overall ecosystem. Currently, there has not been a solidified solution when it comes to effectively cleaning up oil in the ocean. We chose to test the efficacy of a sorbent, tire powder that has oleophilic properties, in cleaning

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CRISPR Crisis

May 12, 2022 by | Student presentations

We decided to target the lack of education regarding genetic engineering by creating a board game. Our board game implements key components of CRISPR and targets the younger generation. Full Poster: CRISPR Crisis

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Reducing Plastic Waste

May 12, 2022 by | Student presentations

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

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