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Reducing Food Waste In Morgan Dining Hall, Mikayla Filippone, Ayesha Ludhani, Edward Partlow Iii, Mariana Vertoni Jan 2012

Reducing Food Waste In Morgan Dining Hall, Mikayla Filippone, Ayesha Ludhani, Edward Partlow Iii, Mariana Vertoni

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

There is excess waste in WPI Morgan Dining Hall.

Poster Presentation, Judge's Winner (2012)


Innovative Tools For Charging Mobile Devices In Rural Sierra Leone, Tint Yadana Aung, William Hunt, Trevor Rocks, Zuhir Sras, Christian Zelaya Jan 2012

Innovative Tools For Charging Mobile Devices In Rural Sierra Leone, Tint Yadana Aung, William Hunt, Trevor Rocks, Zuhir Sras, Christian Zelaya

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As part of an effort to improve access to health services and education in Sierra Leone, Zion Ministries has partnered with Seven Hills Global Outreach (SHGO) in order to create a centralized campus for the purpose of providing maternal and infant health services, a nutrition center, a well, a primary school and a community meeting space for a population of over 13,000 people. Currently, there is not a sustainable way to charge mobile electronics on this campus. NewBorn Solutions has researched the systems most commonly employed for mobile device charging in rural Africa, with the goal of providing recommendations ...


Wishing For A Well, Jennifer Coffey, Emily Doherty, Christopher Murray, Sydney Tucker, Tammy Zamaitis Jan 2012

Wishing For A Well, Jennifer Coffey, Emily Doherty, Christopher Murray, Sydney Tucker, Tammy Zamaitis

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Our goal is to raise $1,000 by fundraising within the WPI and Worcester community. The money will be donated to UNICEF to install a pump in Togo, Africa.

Poster Presentation, Judge's Winner (2012)


Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Miri Becker, Chris Cerruti, Kory Girouard, Brendan Watson Jan 2012

Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Miri Becker, Chris Cerruti, Kory Girouard, Brendan Watson

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Inside the North Pacific Ocean lies the biggest amount of trash in the world and it’s only getting worse due to human interference. The United States government has legislation and precedent in place to protect the oceans from human interference. However, there is not much awareness in the general public of the impact of human waste. If left untouched, more animals will be threatened by extinction because of the amount of waste. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has authority on clean up regarding national waters. Unfortunately, a lack of research prevents any mitigation efforts and a lack of ...


Bioremediation As A Solution To Road Runoff Pollution, Lewis Dubois, Edward Jarvis, Ben Root Jan 2012

Bioremediation As A Solution To Road Runoff Pollution, Lewis Dubois, Edward Jarvis, Ben Root

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

Pollutants draining from the road in the form of road runoff are proceeding, untreated, into the soil and nearby bodies of water, like under-ground aquifers. The form of pollutant least filtered through natural means are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). These PAHs can have detrimental effect on the ecosystems surrounding the contaminated water bodies. Bioremediation of PAHs is the ideal procedure to solve this issue.

Poster Presentation, Judge's Winner (2012)