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Projects

Ask Me About My Hijab

by Sultana Abbar and Barbara Fang

“Ask Me About My Hijab promotes communication between Muslim women wearing hijabs and non-Muslims, with the goal of increasing understanding and tolerance.”

Compostal

by Kyle Calian and Amer Jandali

“A bike-operated compost pickup service that enables those living in urban areas to divert their organic waste from the landfill.”

Fishwish

by Grace Hsieh

“Fishwish™ is a mobile app that strives to disrupt the food scene by offering a new way to empower eco-eaters to make more sustainable choices.”

It Makes Sense

by Rodrigo Muñoz and Rinat Sherzer

“Enhancing tactile experiences to connect to soothing memories and bring them to life through illustrations as a means to better relate with anxiety.”

Foodtale

by Yinman Guo

“Improving second-generation Chinese Americans’ connection with their cultural identity through stories and recipes of their favorite family dish.”

Backyard Lots

by Kara Isabella

“Backyard Lots is a neighborhood revitalization program that transforms vacant lots into safe and local recreational outlets for the neighborhood of Slavic Village in Cleveland, Ohio.”

Wonder

by Claire Kim

“Wonder is a web app that fuses a work-rest cycle into the daily routines of working professionals so they can achieve positive energy throughout the day.”

Cass

by Nazlı Cangönül

“Cass is a text-based communication outlet for women dealing with sexism at work in theır early careers. It activates a more constructive self- reflection process in response to sexist incidents.”

Clo.

by Hannah Phang and Bruno Silva

“Clo is a clothing sharing platform for college age women that uses borrowing to reduce the consumption of new clothes.”

Out Loan

by Laura Kadamus and Rhea Rakshit

“Out Loan is a web app that simplifies repayment strategies for borrowers saddled with federal student loans.”

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