Faculty Advisor

Heffernan, Cristina Lindquist

Faculty Advisor

Heffernan, Neil


The mission of the 15-40 Connection is to create awareness that there have been close to no improvements in teen and young adult cancer survival rates since 1975, and to promote health awareness to provide the advantage of early detection. ASSISTments is a free web-based tutoring platform by WPI which provides teachers and students with immediate feedback from the use of problem sets containing flexible pre built and custom content. A team of students combined these missions by building custom cancer problem sets and conducting a study in order to identify successful messages that promote cancer awareness and behavior change.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Computer Science