Tag Archives: health

GrocerGO

Cassie Coulter, Sarah Sugar, Al Vanderklipp, and Quan GrocerGO: Driving College Students to the Market Requested Amount: $100,000 Expected Amount of Time for Project Completion: 12 weeks Project Description We propose an App called GrocerGO, which will connect students at the University of Michigan to go to the grocery store together.  The App will look […]

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GeoHealthy: A Hub for Location-Specific Health Information

Project Title: GeoHealthy: A Hub for Location-Specific Health Information Requested Amount: $30,000 Expected Amount of Time to Complete Project: 8-12 months Team Members: Andrew Davis, Kelly Hall, & Evan Hoopingarner   Describe your project. GeoHealthy will collect relevant health information close to the user’s geographic location from the web and display it in an easy-to-process format. […]

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Informing About Local Drug and Health Laws with Mobile Technology

Team Verdigris: Emilie Plesset, Dylan Jones, Katelyn Hom, Carrie Wiles Requested Amount: $100,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 6 months Describe your Project: Our project involves the creation of a mobile phone application that uses geolocation technology to provide information about local drug and health laws. Drug and health laws tend to vary in […]

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Knight News Challenge-GreenScan

Description: 514 words Have you ever walked into a grocery store and wondered how much energy it took to produce the myriad food items stocking the shelves?  Are you an ecologically-conscious person?  Would you like to contribute to reducing your personal and local carbon footprint but aren’t sure how to start?  With our prospective phone […]

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The Future of the American Farmer

Eighty degrees and blazing sun is not a typical winter day in Southeast Michigan. It is however good news for Tomm Becker, 33, owner of Sunseed Farms in Ann Arbor. A soft, warm breeze rustles through the last clinging leaves of the giant white oak that stands at the center of his ten-acre property. Strewn […]

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It’s not just apples that keep the doctor away; what research is telling us about the healing benefits of nature

A young boy at Mott’s Children’s Hospital high-fives a special guest visitor from the Detroit Zoo in the Family Center             It’s early March; the snow’s just melted and the promise of spring hangs in the air. In the courtyard outside Mott’s Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Shannan Shaw’s two-year-old daughter, […]

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One Eye on the Prize, The Other at Home

Dressed in a teal, sterile surgeon uniform, Dr. Thiran Jayasundera holds micro scissors with latex gloves. Sitting, he leans in to stare through a microscope-like lenses aimed straight down over a patient’s eye. Back aches. Bright lights. At any moment in the four-hour surgery, one accidental twitch of his hand could make him brush one […]

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Reviewing the Quality of Medical Journalism: Hype vs Accurate Reporting

In your own writing, you should think about the goals you are trying to accomplish.One way to start doing that, is by evaluating another author’s work, like we have done with our peer edits. This article gives a “score” to an article written on the New York Times. What score would you give the NY […]

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Bloodhound Knight News Challenge

The Dark Knights, Meg Bond, Ben Meyers, Barbara Klenke Project Title: Bloodhound Requested Amount: $30,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 1 year. Describe your Project: 500 words Our app would ultimately encourage people to donate blood. It is a way for users to be more involved in the blood donation process. It will […]

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Garden Guide: Growing Your Food Has Never Been So Easy

Garden Guide: Growing Your Food Has Never Been So Easy Miriam Akervall, Ben Schmidt, Lisa Miller Requested Amount: $200,000 Requested Time: One year Description In this age of instant satisfaction, it is difficult to rationalize spending months or even weeks of our valuable time on gardening. The costs include purchasing and planning, not to mention […]

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