Connor’s project: “The March of Dimes Helping Premature Babies Like Me”. His project was very personal in nature, as he related the story of he and his twin brother, Zach. Born 12 weeks prematurely, Connor and his brother, through the tireless efforts of the March of Dimes organiza- tion, have grown and matured into healthy and outstanding young people.
At birth, Zach weighed 2 lb. 5 oz. and Connor only weighed 1 lb. 13 oz. Connor did countless hours of community service with the March of Dimes Walk over the years. Connor regarded his community service as a small gift back to the March of Dimes for their life sustaining support to him and his brother.
Karen’s winning project was entitled: “The Science and Ethics of Embry- onic Stem Cell Research”. She performed the HEF required community service at the Marydale Community Center. While the youngest student to participate in the HEF Scholarship Competition, Karen’s presentation to the 100 guests at the reception was a thorough and comprehensive study on embryonic cell research.
The Serviam girls received a $500 grant from the HEF on behalf of four students who collaborated on their community service project. Yanique Boreland, Brianna Coverdale, Joselin Esquivel-Perez and Kaleigh White developed their project entitled: “An Integrated System for Treating and Monitoring Sickle Cell Disease”. The students were moder- ated by Serviam science teacher Maureen Masters and performed their required community service hours through Christiana Care and an in-school awareness campaign for Sickle Cell Disease.
Caitlin received the top award of $2,000 at the HEF Scholarship Reception at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Caitrin’s project was a labor of love in service to the Pizzolo family with visually impaired parents. Caitrin’s project included 180 hours of community service to her neigh- bors. She helped the children with everyday needs providing an invalu- able service to the parents. Her project included a Prezi presentation and an oral summary.
Billions in Change
The world is facing some huge problems. The elegantly simple inventions some have made to change the lives of billions of people, and the unconventional billionaire spearheading the project. This initiative is part of the Human Ecology Syllabus.
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Realtime Concussion Device
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In October 30, 2013, the National Academy of Sciences reported that concern about sport concussions in young people is justified, and that young athletes in the US face a culture of resistance to reporting when they might have a concussion. Recent technologies to detect concussions are either very expensive or do not let a coach or trainer know immediately when an athlete has suffered a concussion. Therefore, our Exploravision tea is proposing “A Real-time Concussion Detection Device.” Read More
Plaque Prevention Dental Strips
Four billion people worldwide suffer from tooth decay.
The National Institute of Dental Research states, “tooth decay remains the most chronic disease in both children and adults” There are a variety of technologies that prevent tooth decay, but they are either too expensive or people don’t use them correctly. Our teams Dental Plaque Prevention Strips will contain polyphenols embedded in thin filmstrips made of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) that will prevent plaque from forming. People will apply the thin filmstrips to their lower teeth and upper teeth, and the strips will dissolve slowly overnight. Read More.
High Tech MRSA Wound Covering
MRSA causes 94,360 invasive infections, and kills 18,650 individuals yearly
Over the years staph infections have been successfully treated with antibiotics, but over time the bacteria have become resistant to them. For 30 years MRSA (metchicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) was mainly found in hospitals and nursing homes, but then emerged throughout the community. Efforts to eliminate MRSA have been primarily focused on disinfecting the environment, but have been ineffective. Our team is proposing to kill MRSA at the infection site with a “High-Tech Wound Covering” Read More