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


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



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


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


Mental Health and the Media

May 12, 2022 by | Student presentations

Trigger warnings are applied to scenarios where the topic can cause distress to a person. Originally the use of trigger warnings was for PTSD patients in an attempt to allow for the person to decide whether they wish to interact with the possibly distressing material or avoid it all together, but now days trigger warnings


The Smart Mask

May 12, 2022 by | Student presentations

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

May 12, 2022 by | Student presentations

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

May 12, 2022 by | Student presentations

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.).

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