Projects

What we've been working on.

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT


Humana National Project

National sponsored project with Humana, reimagining healthcare for senior patients.

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YMCA National Project

National sponsored project addressing recruiting and retaining lifeguards for safer communities.

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Food Security for College Students

This a national sponsored project with Compass Groups, a huge hospitality and food services company, addressing food insecurity among college students.

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Senior Financial Literacy Project

Project in collaboration with Synchrony Financial and AARP. How can we utilize emerging technologies to improve financial literacy for senior citizens?

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Edison Project

Project in collaboration with Edison Middle School. How can we help middle school boys identify problems within their own lives and move to resolve them independently? How can we better engage parents in their child's school experience?

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Project Archive

Please note: this section is still a work in progress. A completed archive will be uploaded soon.

YMCA Lifeguards

Spring 2019

Pools across the country and world are closing due to lifeguard shortages. Why? Social expectations and technology are shifting and aquatics programs need help adapting to them. There is a need for a more diverse pool of recruits (pun intended), lower barriers of entry to the workforce, strong work culture, and more long-term career incentives.

Community Partner: YMCA

Team Lead: Emmie Fister

Team Members: Sneha Subramanian, Alastair Merrett, Robbie Plank, Annabel Huber, Lauren Cox


Status: Ended

Food Insecurity

Spring 2019

Challenge: Pools across the country and world are closing due to lifeguard shortages. Why? Social expectations and technology are shifting and aquatics programs need help adapting to them. There is a need for a more diverse pool of recruits (pun intended), lower barriers of entry to the workforce, strong work culture, and more long-term career incentives.

Community Partner: Compass Food Group

Team Lead: Aditi Jha

Team Members: Ajaita Saini, Tiffany Duong, Rebecca Xun, Mary Donlon, Rebecca Ou


Status: In-Progress, Continuing Fall 2019

Humana National Project

Fall 2018

Challenge: How can we enable seniors with complex conditions to use digital technologies in managing their health?

Community Partner: Humana

Team Lead: Brianna Creviston

Team Members: Karthik Subramaniam, Sahiti Kolli, Robbie Plank, Ajaita Saini


Status: Completed

Senior Financial Literacy

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

Challenge: How can we make learning about finances simple and informative for seniors?

Community Partners: Synchrony Financial and AARP

Team Members: Brianna Creviston, Isheeta Jaria, Ameila Bertraud, Skyler Do, Sahaab Mohammad, Annie Jiang


Status: In Progress

Accessibility Project

Fall 2018

Challenge: How can we provide the disability community with accurate, updated information while allowing facilities to complete a self-assessment on the accessibility of their site?

Community Partner: YMCA

Team Lead: Saesha Rushing

Team Members: Sneha Subramanian, Emmie Fister, Aditi Jha, Stacy Mantas, Ally Merrett


Status: Paused

Edison Project

Fall 2018

Challenge: How can we develop positive teacher-student relationships in order to improve the classroom experience, so that middle school boys have a more positive attitude toward academics and school involvement?

Community Partners: Edison Middle School

Team Lead: Declan Glueck

Team Members: Lauren Nortier, Rajee Shah, Shamika Patil, Terey Tellez


Status: Ended

Fiat Chrysler National Project

Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Challenge: How can we improve the reaction time of autonomous vehicle users in situations preceding dangerous situations?

Community Partner: Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles

Team Lead: Shrey Maheshwari

Team Members: Kirtan Patel, Forest Lam, Aayushi Patel, Stephanie Santo, Bharathi Arasan


Status: Completed

Campus Involvement

Fall 2017-2018

Challenge: How can we make a user-friendly website for students to find and join their desired RSOs?

Community Partner: Office of Registered Organizations

Team Lead: Saloni Nahar

Team Members: Cindy Van, Dennis Deng, Michelle Tam, Myles Slavicek


Status: Completed

Senior Financial Fraud

Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Challenge: How can we empower senior citizens to recognize the signs of scams so they are not victims of fraud?

Community Partners: 50! Plus Club, Circle of Friends

Team Lead: Robbie Plank

Team Members: Angela Chan, Brianna Creviston, David Friedman, Mohak Jotwani, Alex Lee


Status: Completed

YMCA - New American Welcome Center

Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Challenge: How can we create a resource to facilitate collaborations and partnerships between healthcare and well-being providers in delivering coordinated care, services, and programs to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees in Champaign-Urbana’s community?

Community Partner: University YMCA

Team Lead: Shamika Patil

Team Members: Declan Glueck, Sally Oh, Kevin Ding, Isheeta Jaria


Status: Completed

Waste Management

Fall 2016

Challenge: How can we reduce and manage waste coming from fraternities on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus?

Community Partners: UIUC Fraternities

Team Lead: Lucas O'Bryan

Team Members: Melanie Chiu, Samdisha Pujani, Anmol Shah, Amber Watkins


Status: Completed

Food Waste

Fall 2016

Challenge: How can we minimize the amount of food waste being thrown away on Green St. by efficiently allocating leftovers toward a more meaningful purpose?

Community Partners: Green Street Restaurants

Team Lead: Saloni Nahar

Team Members: Jeff Rybak, Aspen Tang, Jennifer Kwon, Sarah Beyer, Jayaram Yeluri


Status: Completed

Campus Security

Fall 2016

Challenge: How can we enable seniors with complex conditions to use digital technologies in managing their health?

Community Partners: Humana

Team Members, Contact Information


Status: Completed

Electric Waste

Fall 2016

Challenge: How can we enable seniors with complex conditions to use digital technologies in managing their health?

Community Partners: Humana

Team Members, Contact Information


Status: Completed

TherapAlz

Fall 2015

Challenge: How can we enable seniors with complex conditions to use digital technologies in managing their health?

Community Partners: Humana

Team Members, Contact Information


Status: Completed

Technology Overuse

Fall 2015

Challenge: How can we enable seniors with complex conditions to use digital technologies in managing their health?

Community Partners: Humana

Team Members, Contact Information


Status: Completed

Campus Security

Fall 2015

Challenge: How can we enable seniors with complex conditions to use digital technologies in managing their health?

Community Partners: Humana

Team Members, Contact Information


Status: Completed

Electric Waste

Fall 2015

Challenge: How can we enable seniors with complex conditions to use digital technologies in managing their health?

Community Partners: Humana

Team Members, Contact Information


Status: Completed

Mental Health

Fall 2015

Challenge: How can we enable seniors with complex conditions to use digital technologies in managing their health?

Community Partners: Humana

Team Members, Contact Information


Status: Completed

Alzheimers Caregivers

Fall 2014

Challenge: How can we enable seniors with complex conditions to use digital technologies in managing their health?

Community Partners: Humana

Team Members, Contact Information


Status:

Walking School Bus

Fall 2014

Challenge: How can we enable seniors with complex conditions to use digital technologies in managing their health?

Community Partners: Humana

Team Members, Contact Information


Status:

Urban Flooding

Fall 2014

Challenge: How can we enable seniors with complex conditions to use digital technologies in managing their health?

Community Partners: Humana

Team Members, Contact Information


Status:

Ederly Drivers - Chrysler National Project

Fall 2013

Challenge: How can we enable seniors with complex conditions to use digital technologies in managing their health?

Community Partners: Humana

Team Members, Contact Information


Status: Completed

Electric Waster

Fall 2013

Challenge: How can we enable seniors with complex conditions to use digital technologies in managing their health?

Community Partners: Humana

Team Members, Contact Information


Status: Completed

Natural Disasters

Fall 2013

Challenge: How can we enable seniors with complex conditions to use digital technologies in managing their health?

Community Partners: Humana

Team Members, Contact Information


Status: Completed

Project 1

Fall 2012

Challenge: How can we enable seniors with complex conditions to use digital technologies in managing their health?

Community Partners: Humana

Team Members, Contact Information


Status: Completed