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Alice Liu leads innovation activities at USC Viterbi School of Engineering including competitions, awards (Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition and the Min Family Engineering Social Entrepreneurship Challenge) and incubators. USC Viterbi is proud to be home to the Southern California node of the NSF I-Corps program to which Alice has ...
We invite you to join us, on Friday, December 11 from 12:00-1:30pm ET, as the third set of teams from the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Call to Action against COVID-19 pitch their concepts to an Expert Review Committee of NAE members.
The NAE’s virtual incubator is facilitating development of hundreds of ideas for ways engineering can help address various aspects of the current pandemic, catalyzing collaboration amongst a multi-generational range of engineers – from students in the NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Program to cutting edge researchers in the Frontiers of Engineering program to eminent members of the NAE itself – as well as other disciplines.
The five presentations below will each be followed by Q&A with the panel.
Health Documentation Solution for the World's Most Vulnerable (Team Leads: Lauren Yen, Laura Roed, University of Southern California): A modular, cloud-based health documentation solution for the world’s most vulnerable patient groups and their providers. This system uses advanced user-friendly technologies to collect reliable medical data and empower patients, physicians, and healthcare administrators.A
Reusable Filterless Respirators through Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (Team Lead: Nicholas Gans, University of Texas, Arlington): A filterless respirator that uses ultraviolet light to inactivate viruses and other microorganisms in moving air without the need for N95 filters. This mask can be repeatedly used and for long periods of time by health care providers, essential workers, and at-risk persons, reducing strains on medical equipment and decreasing risk of transmission.
Securing the Physical Domain During the Covid-19 Pandemic-Innovation Bank (Team Lead; Daniel R. Robles, PE, CoEngineers, PLLC): A widely distributed challenge such as COVID-19 requires the STEM professions to decentralize widely in its response. The purpose of The Innovation Bank is to deliver the right knowledge to the right place at the right time with speed, accuracy, scale, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
COVID-19 Transmission Reduction Through Saliva-Modifying Products (Team Lead: Michael Kinzel, University of Central Florida): It is now understood that Covid-19 is spread through airborne pathways involving droplets and aerosol which are blocked through conventional approaches of facemasks. Our product aims to modify the droplet and aerosol formation using food-grade products that both reduce saliva content and make it thicker; this overall product enables methods to enhance the effectiveness of a mask or safely reduce their need.
Digital News Validation Tool (Team lead: Aman Singal, Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad): A software solution in the form of a mobile and web-based app which will be used to validate news and display true and relevant information via generated video, animations, images and links.