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DSI Yuka Fukuoka, ’18, Presents Her Thesis Project at the Games for Change Festival

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Projects

Yummy Secret

Jinwei Hu, Lirong Yang (2018) A program that creates closer relationships between local communities and seniors in nursing homes through recipe and memory sharing. Process Paper: (PDF)

Flying Solo Salon

Lang Qin (2018) In China, the term “leftover women” is a slur identifying women who have passed the usual age of marriage. Flying Solo Salon is an identity and community building program that helps women challenge the stigma. Process Paper: (PDF)

Rebite

Zongliang Shang, Phoenix Chen (2018) Helping reduce the half a billion pounds of fruit waste generated annually by restaurants in New York City by training young chefs to become zero-waste chefs who repurpose excess fruit into innovative dishes and beverages. Process Paper: (PDF)

VRbal

Yuka Fukuoka (2018) A step-by-step approach to building confidence and reducing anxiety in people who stutter, particularly in stressful situations, such as job interviews. Process Paper: (PDF)

Canversation

Chuyao Geng, Ishita Jain (2018) More than 7,000 “local recyclers” divert recyclables from the landfills, but their contribution is not known. Canversation provides an interactive stage and behind-the-scenes understanding that changes the way New Yorkers see their lives and contributions. Process Paper: (PDF)

Headway: A Survivors’ Guide To Survivorship

Stephen Morrison, Hrudaya Veena Yanamandala (2018) A real-time survivor’s guide to support for cancer survivors, Headway connects survivors to each other, and to caring experts who can give them what they need to thrive. Process Paper: (PDF)

Guardians of the Ocean Club

Parppim Pimmaratana (2018) An in-school program that inspires children to rescue beloved ocean species by reducing plastic trash, and through them, to influence adults to do the same. Process Paper: (PDF)

h.woven

Mayu Inoue (2018) A program that uses rich, indigenous stories to address the unintended chasm between African-born immigrant vendors and the communities in which they live. Process Paper: (PDF)

Moms Make Books

Amanda Finuccio (2018) A bookmaking workshop for mothers with children between ages 4 and 12 who want sexual health development to begin at home, and include the messages and values they want to impart to their children. Process Paper: (PDF)

Trueque

Karla Despradel (2017)

“A program that leverages insights from behavioral science, education and design, to help youth in the Dominican Republic stay in school and out of trouble.”

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