Noa Ben-Efraim (email@example.com)
Alex Song (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Project Location(s): Ann Arbor, MI
Current Focus: Discovery is composed of two subteams that work together to find projects and build relationships with non-profits: Water Mission and the Computer Science subteam. The Water Mission team is working with an international non-profit on designing a low cost turbidity sensor for existing water filtration systems in developing communities. The computer science team is actively reaching out to local non-profits for controlled-scope projects and simultaneously learning an app-development framework.
This year, our main goal will be consolidating the work that has been done up to this point and delivering to Water Mission documents, outlining an exploration into inexpensive turbidity sensors.
Our mission is to provide resources for Water Mission to make informed decisions about future investments in low-cost water treatment sensors.
Our vision is to develop solutions that address human needs and make the world a more livable place in a responsible manner. The project aims to help a non-profit organization scale its mission of providing clean, safe water to communities around the world
Team History: We have been working with community members in Hagley Gap, Jamaica for the past 12 years. Throughout this time, we have implemented water filtrations systems, a dish drying rack, and multiple classroom resource related projects. In the last year with Blue Mountain Project we designed and tested a solar dehydrator that we planned to implement in Hagley Gap in May 2016. However, the resignation of a BMP ambassador that was one of the main proponents of the project led us to change our trip plans and instead use the time abroad to reevaluate how our design would benefit the community and help out with the clinic. This past year, we decided to conclude our long-term relationship with BMP and reach out to other organizations for new partnerships.
Achievements: Shell Oil Company funding recipient, Fall 2016
Partner Organizations: Water Mission (https://watermission.org/)
For updates on BLUElab Discovery, visit their blog!