The University of Florida has held the world's first brain-drone race. UF researchers hope this competition will inspire others to continue to build upon brain computer interface technology that could be used in our everyday lives.
The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on a scenic riverfront campus in downtown Tampa. Known for its commitment to academic excellence and experiential learning, UT serves approximately 7,600 students from all 50 states and around the globe.
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For Ariel Helms, a genealogy search when she was young revealed a long-kept secret: Her ancestors were Cherokee Native Americans. “My great-grandparents had taken this knowledge to the grave,” she said. “My dad grew up thinking he was of German heritage. It was, at the time, a difficult thing to be Native American, so it was kept very secret.” Having a Native American background began to make sense—it could be why so many family members suffered from diabetes. These bits of information motivated Helms to seek out scientific research and Vanderbilt. She has worked in the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center’s lab the past two years. “My ultimate dream is to contribute to the alleviation of the burden of disease in a way that benefits my Native American community and the nation as a whole,” she said. “I want to help people struggling with diabetes.”
The University of Georgia Pharmacy school sends third year students to join a team of volunteer health workers across the state to provide basic healthcare to farm workers. During the two week trip to Moultrie, GA, the team visits multiple farm sites, and local elementary schools in the area.
Follow the story of four Boston College students as they live out the school's motto of "Ever to Excel". Resilience (rəˈzilyəns/) noun: the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
UC Irvine hosted the second Rescue Robotics Invitational, a competition requiring teams to design, build, program and field robotic systems to assist in disasters. UCI professors and students coached high school and community college teams in their quest to create robots that would be able to search for survivors.
Three Lehigh University professor successfully demonstrated the first precisely controlled, biological way to manufacture quantum dots using a single-enzyme, paving the way for a significantly quicker, cheaper and greener production method.
Follow a young student's inspired journey into higher education. See how technology enhances her learning experience and helps transform her childhood dream into reality. The University of Oklahoma
What do the American Museum of Natural History, MoMa, and Wellesley College's Davis Museum have in common? Besides great art, they all have iPhone apps. With the aid of fellow students in the Wellesley College Human Computer Interaction Lab, media arts and sciences major MaCherie Edwards '11 created ArteMUSE, an iPhone app helping visitors interact with art in the Davis Museum.
From The University of Notre Dame
There are 60 million displaced people in the world and every day an estimated 40,000 people flee their homes in search of safety elsewhere. For many, a temporary stop in a refugee camp becomes a lifetime of dependency and desolation.
Notre Dame anthropology professor Rahul Oka believes there is a better way to provide aid to these residents. For several years, with colleagues in the Department of Anthropology, iCeNSA and the Ford Family Program he has studied the evolution of trade and commerce, focusing on the formal and informal economies that develop within these camps. Working with the United Nations and the World Bank, his analysis suggests when refugees can be self-reliant may have significantly better long-term outcomes. Much of professor Oka's research is done in Kenya at Kakuma refugee camp, one of the largest in the world.
Majak Anyieth, currently a junior at Notre Dame, grew up at Kakuma. He knows firsthand the difficulties of relying on aid packages that contain barely enough provisions to last a month and how hunger can jeopardize opportunities for education. He's now started a non-profit, Education Bridge, to foster peace and entrepreneurship in youth. They are currently building their first school in South Sudan.