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, to promote health awareness and 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 is combining these organizations by building cancer problem sets and conducting a study in order to identify successful messages that promote cancer awareness and behavior change. This might just be the best way to educate today's youth - to help them help themselves - and give them a fighting chance against cancer.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science

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