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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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Composting Correctly on Campus

Hallie Averbach Manny Dhillon Emily Hotaling   Requested Amount: $150,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 11 months Describe your Project:  The first phase of our project is to increase the amount of recycling bins and compost bins on campus. While recycling bins are already in large presence, there could still be an increase […]

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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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Compact Impact: Increasing Environmental and Public Health Community Engagement

Erin Dolan Grace Denney Genevieve Friedman Project Title: Compact Impact: Increasing Environmental and Public Health Community Engagement Requested Amount: $10,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 12 months Describe your Project: For someone looking to get involved with local issues, there is not one individual place on the Internet where they can view all […]

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Point Blank: Load, Take Aim, Impact

Knight News Challenge: Marley Kalt, Karishma Ahuja, Grace Kuan, Justine Smith Project Title: Point Blank: Load, Take Aim, Impact Requested Amount $50,000 Expected Amount of Time to Complete Project 8 months Describe your Project: Point Blank is a company designed to combat slacktivism. Through a website and mobile application, we will help our users be […]

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Knight News Challenge: Expanding Mental Health Support

Project Title: Expanding access to mental health information Requested $ Amount: $10,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 6 months Describe your Project: The big question: How can we harness data and information for the health of communities? This interactive app’s purpose is two-fold: an indicator of where mental health education or resources are […]

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The Splash Report

Team: Canned Noodles Allison Nam, Nabila Asif, Charles Engelman The Splash Report Requested Amount: $50,000 Expected amount of time to complete project: 6 months Describe your project: The Splash Report is a mobile application that focuses on bodies of water, specifically lakes, rivers, and ocean front areas that people use for recreational purposes. It provides […]

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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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Knight News Challenge: Local Government Transparency and Connecting the Dots

Team: Cassie Balfour, Caroline Logan, Kaitlyn Patterson Requested Amount: $50,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: One year Description of Project:               Our product is a hyper-localized model of current open government tools. Ultimately, we aim to connect students in Ann Arbor to their local government and make them into constituents local government officials take […]

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