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Lighting The Way To Safer Birth: Improving The Solar Suitcase, Sierra Fraioli, Matthew Lepine, Shao Zhou, Zhehao Zhu Jan 2014

Lighting The Way To Safer Birth: Improving The Solar Suitcase, Sierra Fraioli, Matthew Lepine, Shao Zhou, Zhehao Zhu

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

We Care Solar, a non-governmental organization, attempted to solve the issue of maternal mortality due to improper lighting in Sub-Saharan Africa with their solar suitcase. We analyzed the suitcase and found major complications with the battery, solar panels, and user manual. Our project seeks to resolve these complications. We propose to replace the lead-acid battery with a lithium-ion battery, implement more cost-effective solar panels which have non-stick coatings, and translate the manual for easier use by the local population.

Poster Presentation, Judge's Winner (2014)


Attractive Recycling: Recycling Of Rare Earth Magnets, Ying Lu, Lacqueline O'Connor, Antonios Aimilios Tachiaos, Taylor York Jan 2014

Attractive Recycling: Recycling Of Rare Earth Magnets, Ying Lu, Lacqueline O'Connor, Antonios Aimilios Tachiaos, Taylor York

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

Rare earth magnets (REM) are powerful magnets that are commonly used in household appliances, wind turbines, and other technological processes. A growing shortage of the elements needed in order to make REMs as well as trade disputes between the countries exporting the materials cause fluctuating costs for both manufacturers and consumers. The goal of this project was to investigate ways to increase REM recycling rates in end of life (EOL) products and devise a plan to establish this practice in the United States since there are currently no systems in place. Through research of recycling practices in Europe and Asia ...


Floragenesis: Community Garden Initiative, Ian Schneier, Rachel Payne, Duong Nguyen, Liam Goodale Jan 2014

Floragenesis: Community Garden Initiative, Ian Schneier, Rachel Payne, Duong Nguyen, Liam Goodale

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

Floragenesis addressed food issues on campus, such as freshness and localness, with the proposal of a campus community garden that utilizes food waste otherwise neglected. Over time, the composting aspect of the program would phase out the practice of exporting food waste from the main dining halls. Composting feasibility studies specific to the WPI have been conducted in the past. For this reason, Floragenesis has primarily focused on construction, productivity, and community garden management.

Poster Presentation, Judge's Winner (2014)


Salisbury Pond Restoration, Anthony Rodriguez, Patrick Trant, James Vorosmarti, Albert Languet Jan 2014

Salisbury Pond Restoration, Anthony Rodriguez, Patrick Trant, James Vorosmarti, Albert Languet

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

Salisbury Pond has been contaminated for over 40 years, it is time to take action.

Poster Presentation, Judge's Winner (2014)


Disease On The Door Handle: Campus Infection Prevention, Nicholas Kulick, Lea Strangio, Kaitlyn Valla Jan 2014

Disease On The Door Handle: Campus Infection Prevention, Nicholas Kulick, Lea Strangio, Kaitlyn Valla

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

Poster Presentation, Judge's Winner (2014)


Entertaining Education: Interactive Learning On Kindergarten Children, Christopher Bianco, Kelly Carlson, Dominic Redding Jan 2014

Entertaining Education: Interactive Learning On Kindergarten Children, Christopher Bianco, Kelly Carlson, Dominic Redding

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

Poster Presentation, Judge's Winner (2014)


Sunflower Power: Phytoextraction In Action, Liam Beal, Colette Pellegrini, Ashley White, Chelsea White Jan 2014

Sunflower Power: Phytoextraction In Action, Liam Beal, Colette Pellegrini, Ashley White, Chelsea White

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

Heavy metal is polluting soil in the Pearl River Delta, South China.

  • Food is still grown
  • Significant health risks

Causes: Rapid development of agriculture, industrial, and traffic practices

Solution: Sustainable Phytoremediation: Using sunflowers to remove heavy metal from soil


Chartering Worcester's Success, Benjamin Drury, Renee Laliberte, Jared Watson, Connor Wilgress Jan 2014

Chartering Worcester's Success, Benjamin Drury, Renee Laliberte, Jared Watson, Connor Wilgress

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

The city of Worcester, MA is subject to health issues due to economic instability and low access to affordable healthy food. Urban farming has the ability to solve this, but the city does not have an effective policy.

Poster Presentation, People's Choice Winner (2014)


Before The Water Runs Out: Educating Children, Zachary Estrella, Evelyn Grainger, Lenna Quackenbush, Peter John Smith Jan 2014

Before The Water Runs Out: Educating Children, Zachary Estrella, Evelyn Grainger, Lenna Quackenbush, Peter John Smith

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

  • Develop a curriculum to educate students on water sustainability and engineering solutions
  • Develop method for evaluating effectiveness of curriculum
  • Fundraise for a rainwater harvesting system at Tatnuck Magnet School

Poster Presentation, Judge's Winner (2014)


The Buzz In Boma, Josh Moniz, Zachary Palanchian, Chris Salomone, Jack Sengstaken, Rhaine Sziy Jan 2014

The Buzz In Boma, Josh Moniz, Zachary Palanchian, Chris Salomone, Jack Sengstaken, Rhaine Sziy

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

African sleeping sickness is a severe disease in Boma, DRC that takes the lives of many. To counter this disease we distributed ITN's in Boma using a similar process as used in Tanzania to combat malaria in 2005. Our goal was to distribute ITN's to 25% of the at risk population of Boma. Based on the success of the Tanzania Net Program, we expect the cases of HAT to decrease significantly over the next year.

Poster Presentation, Judge's Winner (2014)


An Improved Stove For Canindeyú, Paraguay, Calvin Figuereo-Supraner, Adilet Issayev, Kyra Mcnamara, Clara Merino Jan 2014

An Improved Stove For Canindeyú, Paraguay, Calvin Figuereo-Supraner, Adilet Issayev, Kyra Mcnamara, Clara Merino

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

Our project identifies a potential solution to the harmful cooking method concern seen in Canindeyú, Paraguay. We recommend a new cookstove to ensure the safety of families and their environment, and outline steps that must be taken to successfully implement this improved technology.

Poster Presentation, People's Choice Winner (2014)