Team Aezon -- composed entirely of Johns Hopkins undergrads -- is a top 10 finalist for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize, a $10 million global competition to develop a portable, medical diagnostic device for the consumer market, inspired by the “tricorder” used on Star Trek. This device could help reduce the estimated $38 million wasted annually in unnecessary emergency department visits, says Kenney Scholar Ryan Walter, Engr '16, who cites research from the New England Healthcare Institute and Truven Health Analytics.
From The University of Chicago -
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Robots are cool, but Nhat Ho wants them to help change people's lives. "I want a future where the disabled, elderly and injured can wear cloth-thin robots to help them in their everyday activities," says Ho, a mechanical engineering student who worked in the Rehabilitation and Neuromuscular Robotics Lab with assistant professor Ashish Deshpande.
At the University on North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Improving the quality of life for people far too young to come to campus is the focus of one of Carolina’s newest student organizations. The Helping Hand Project, launched in 2015, is a group of about 40 students that use 3-D printing to make prosthetic devices for children and adolescents born without fingers.
From Vanderbilt University -
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.”
Who can we depend on to tackle the big problems of our time? Push the boundaries of discovery and forge partnerships that lead to better answers? Who will work for the common good with uncommon will? Who will?
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.
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.
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.
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
In southern West Virginia, a gigantic telescope stands against the backdrop of the mountains. Over the last few years, several hundred students across the country have learned at the feet of the Green Bank Telescope. Some will become scientists, and others will love science while pursuing their dreams. They're all teenage radio wave hunters searching for pulsars as part of the Pulsar Search Collaboratory, a program of West Virginia University and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, W.Va.
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.
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.
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.