Gabrielle M. Amarosa, Garrett M. Curran, Connor L. Kurtz, Paige A. Lamica, and Nafisat A. Salman
We reduced Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by designing a Tsetse fly trap assembled from locally sourced, affordable materials with the aid of an educational supplement.
Devon Bray, Cecelia Cotter, Allison Van Fechtmann, James Mosteller, and Daniel Singer
We have created a system to fundraise for Nothing But Nets. A proposal has been created to convince companies to implement our system. Results have been measured by feedback from, Ted Domville, owner of Wooberry. Long term results will be measured by the amount of money raised and nets distributed.
Garrett Brogan, Fran LaRovere, Casey Magrath, and Zack McKinzie
Following the meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear reactor, irradiated ground water began to leak into the ocean. A permafrost wall was proposed as a possible solution to the problem. We utilized SWOT analysis to determine whether or not the permafrost wall is an effective and efficient solution. After consideration we have determined that the strengths and opportunities outweigh the weaknesses and threats.
Poster Presentation, Judges Award (2013)
Sarah K. Bucknam, Elena R. Conroy, and Emma-Jane Turton
Mental health can be difficult to maintain, especially for students entering college. For this project, we created an education plan that can be carried out at colleges, such as WPI, providing information on six different mental health issues. A survey was distributed in order to determine the current state of students’ mental health on campus, and in five years the same survey will be used to determine the success of the project.
Sammi Chernin, Julia Holtzman, Arba Karcini, Evelyn Platko, and Jaden Yabut
80% of Burundians live in poverty, and 56.8% of children suffer chronic malnutrition. These problems were alleviated using methods adapted from Project Orange (from Uganda) in Burundi, by advertising Orange Flesh Sweet Potatoes to both farmers and consumers. These methods resulted in a decrease in Vitamin A deficiency, an increase in demand for sweet potatoes, and an increase in profit for farmers.
Richard Coffin, James Lin, Chris Scangas, Ben Schneller, and Elizabeth Walfield
- Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been a serious rising issue for China because of unregulated use of antibiotics.
- Using antibiotics for livestock provides a vector for resistant strains to the public.
- We proposed a two-pronged solution: 1. Educate the farmers through pamphlets with each delivery of antibiotics. 2. Educate the public by using labels on meat to promote antibiotic free meat.
Janine I. Fatal, Whitney J. Hazard, Kimberlee N. Kocienski, and Valerie A. Smith
To collect donations of books and raise money to ship them to Dream Children’s Home.
Emmanuel Fernandes, Miranda Lawall, Hope Shevchuk, and Kelley Slabinski
In August of 2005, Hurricane Katrina impacted over 15 million people.1 Devastation through population displacement, poor preparation, and water contamination directly affected a significant portion of these people’s physical and mental health. Through an in-depth evaluation of the social responses, we have developed a more adequate plan. We achieved this through an informational brochure, a post-distribution survey, and letters to companies to increase education and address regulations and policies; reducing health concerns for future hurricanes.
Sydney Gustafson, Luke Habib, Yoon Kyong Lee, and Greg Molica
In much of India, that many students lack knowledge of basic sexual topics and STDs, such as HIV/AIDS. To help reduce the lack of knowledge in Delhi, India, we implemented an education program that informs teachers how to educate students about sexual topics. Our education program, modeled after a program run by UMEED, was effective in educating teachers about what their students know about topics relating to sex and made the discussion of sexual topics more comfortable.
Charles A. Hill, Wasih Kamran, Stephen D. Michelini, Zachary R. Robbins, and Connor J. Tower
South Sudan with its swampy, desolate terrain, has only 50 km of paved roads making it hard to travel and distribute medical supplies to remote areas, which are susceptible to numerous diseases. We have designed a prototype, all-terrain vehicle, that can overcome these harsh terrains . Our prototype was able to traverse simulated terrain similar to that found in South Sudan .
Zahra S. Khazal and Matthew C. Schwartzman
The New Hope for Better Health program was created to ensure the increase in health standards for developing countries and high-risk situations. This project aims to do that by educating the millions of residents of Syrian refugee camps in proper sanitation and water purification techniques. Such education would reduce the risk of a potential Cholera outbreak due to water shortages. We have developed a way to eliminate Cholera as a potential epidemic in that area by relieving those shortages.
Joshua J. Logan-Rung, Tess E. Nogueira, Sarah B. Rogers, Peter J. Satonick, and Kyle C. Young
Poor oral hygiene is a prevalent problem in India. Mango branches can act as a toothbrush and contain a chemical called mangiferin, which can act as a natural toothbrush. Information on proper dental hygiene was provided and a plan for providing and distributing mango tree branches was developed. The rate of tooth caries dropped significantly.
Kyla N. Nichols, Stephanie M. Puckett, Lindsay P. Schneider, and Ashley L. Stanley
South Sudan has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world, with a 1 in 7 chance that a woman will die during childbirth. The biggest cause for maternal mortality is postpartum hemorrhaging 8 . By surveying and educating people in and around the city of Juba about blood donation, more South Sudanese people will donate blood. Therefore, more mothers’ lives will be saved.