Continue reading Trail Blazing the Worcester Intercollegiate Outdoor Initiative

Trail Blazing the Worcester Intercollegiate Outdoor Initiative

Project Description Worcester college students do not spend enough time outside due to their workload and limited access to nature. This project improved the well-being of Worcester college students by creating a sustainable plan to revamp the Worcester Intercollegiate Outdoors Initiative (WIOI). We gathered data on college students through surveys and interviews, ran an outdoor…

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Continue reading Legendary Legacies: Tracking the Reentry Phase for Post-Incarcerated Individuals

Legendary Legacies: Tracking the Reentry Phase for Post-Incarcerated Individuals

Project Description Reentry in the U.S. is a complicated and multifaceted issue with many challenges facing justice-involved individuals. In collaboration with Legendary Legacies, our team developed a new approach to evaluating data in the reentry space. While historically, data collected regarding program participants have been primarily quantitative, the secret to fostering positive change may lay…

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Continue reading Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester: Community Health Dashboard

Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester: Community Health Dashboard

For our Interactive Qualifying Project, our team worked with the Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester to develop an online dashboard that displays public health data in a user-friendly and engaging way. Project Sponsor: Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester The Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester is a local nonprofit focused on developing and…

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Continue reading Worcester Community Connections Coalition: Digitalizing the Resource Guide

Worcester Community Connections Coalition: Digitalizing the Resource Guide

  Project Sponsor: Worcester Community Connections Coalition The Worcester Community Connections Coalition (WCCC) is a coalition of Worcester parents who come together to help families deal with child maltreatment, neglect, and abuse. They work together to distribute the Blue Book to families and parents who are struggling and in need to support families and help…

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Continue reading Audio Journal: Improving Media Access for Audio Journal’s Print Disabled Listeners

Audio Journal: Improving Media Access for Audio Journal’s Print Disabled Listeners

Project Sponsor: Audio Journal Audio Journal is a non-profit radio reading service based in Worcester, MA that broadcasts to blind, visually impaired, and print disabled listeners in Central Massachusetts. You can learn more about them at https://audiojournal.org/

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Continue reading I AM Dress for Success Worcester: A Video Campaign

I AM Dress for Success Worcester: A Video Campaign

During our interactive qualifying project, we worked in collaboration with Dress for Success Worcester to create a video that promotes their range of services. Project Sponsor: Dress for Success Worcester Dress for Success Worcester is an affiliate of the worldwide nonprofit organization, Dress for Success. The mission of Dress for Success is to “empower women…

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Continue reading Worcester Department of Health and Human Services: Mobile Application for Substance Use Resources

Worcester Department of Health and Human Services: Mobile Application for Substance Use Resources

Welcome to our project’s page! During our interactive qualifying project, we worked with the City of Worcester Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to increase accessibility and awareness of substance use, homelessness, and related resources in Worcester. We did this through the creation of an Android mobile application that serves as a directory for…

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Continue reading Seven Hills Pediatric Center: Implementing a Sensory Garden for Multi-Sensory Cognitive Development

Seven Hills Pediatric Center: Implementing a Sensory Garden for Multi-Sensory Cognitive Development

Welcome to our Implementing A Sensory Garden team page. Our Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP) involved our team to develop an interactive outdoor environment for the residents at Seven Hills Pediatric Center (SHPC). Working in collaboration with the staff of SHPC, we used a human-centered design approach to identify the needs of residents, and design features and…

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Continue reading Seven Hills Foundation: Increasing the Accessibility of Assistive Technology

Seven Hills Foundation: Increasing the Accessibility of Assistive Technology

Student Researchers Jane Bingel, Management EngineeringAbigail Cornwell, BiochemistryMichael DiMilia, Aerospace EngineeringNathan Meersman, Environmental EngineeringNam Tran Ngoc, Robotics Engineering Project Sponsor: The Seven Hills Foundation Our sponsor for this project was the Seven Hills Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps individuals with developmental disabilities. Their programs emphasize the importance of career development skills in order to…

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