Using a holistic approach, we address today's most pressing social challenges. Through projects and research, students work toward innovative projects and service solutions to motivate lasting change and societal impact.
Learn about our projects and research that aim to improve society and support social causes.
Featured Student Projects
Green CupGreen Cup is a scalable solution to reduce coffee cup waste by tracking coffee cups utilizing the Internet of Things.
LumwandLumwand brings a user into an experience of manipulating light. By combining angle and tilt and utilizing a mesh network, Lumwand creates a light show for the user based on the user's actions.
sMartThe sMart application is a one-stop shop for retail analytics, serving both retailers and customers.
FIDO for Huntington Bank
FIDO for Huntington BankNew on-site and online banking strategies are designed to engage millennial customers.
Redesigning the Service Truck
Redesigning the Service TruckA project sponsored by Opus Mach envisions a more comfortable service truck
Charity TrackConnecting food bank donors and clients for more impactful food bank donations.
Palletizing for Unique Packages
Palletizing for Unique PackagesA project sponsored by Parker Hannifan introduces the next generation of palletizing.
ClassifiedClassified is taxonomy software that categorizes data and improves organization for ecommerce businesses.
Solving Large Scale-Problems: HIV Prevention
Solving Large Scale-Problems: HIV PreventionIntegrated Innovation Institute students consider how HIV medication can be more cheaply and effectively distributed.
MU Lipstick Printer
MU Lipstick PrinterMU is a makeup printer that creates lipstick shades that perfectly matches any color.
Toolkit for Human Offenders
Toolkit for Human OffendersServing social justice with a suite of playful connected devices.
WAGDSponsored by Jarden. WAGD is a connected product suite that reduces the anxiety of our pets while we are away.
Connected at the Hippo
Connected at the HippoConnected at the Hippo uses play to connect parents to their children, no matter the distance.
Revenge CycleRevenge Cycle playfully reminds drivers to share the road with cyclists.
The Bridge Program
The Bridge ProgramThe Bridge Program is a service that connects customers' holiday experiences with their next.
PersonosDesigned for distant learning, Personos uses a connected headset and wristband to help teachers better communicate with their students.
SnapberrySnapberry is a wearable IoT navigation device for those living with visual impairments.
Emotion PlusAn emotion-monitoring app that helps users regulate their feelings for a happier, healthier life.
Smart Doorbell™Smart Doorbell™ allows residents to remotely interact with visitors, improving communication and home security.
SeaCal Smart Plant Pot
SeaCal Smart Plant PotSeaCal Smart Plant Pot monitors plant health and offers suggestions to keep gardens in full bloom.
MedCloudThe MedCloud app tracks patient medication schedules to notify patients when it's time to take or refill their prescription.
What2WatchWhat2Watch offers personalized movie recommendations and locates nearby theaters with showtimes for best-match movie suggestions.
Food Truck Finder
Food Truck FinderFood Truck Finder connects users to local mobile restaurants so they can discover and track their favorite food trucks.
Project SeekerA scavenger hunt that engages event-goers, museum patrons, or other visitors with their location.
HyperspaceHyperspace is a pair of intelligent shuffleboards, uniting people with games through time and space.
Emirates MomentsThe Emirates Moments program takes the rewards program to the next level, appreciating not just the miles passengers travel but the time they spend.
The Weather Box
The Weather BoxThe Weather Box is an ambient device that shows (not tells) you the weather.
Rinse-n-Ready Fruit Snacker
Rinse-n-Ready Fruit SnackerSponsored by NUK. This product helps busy parents prepare healthy snacks for their children.
The Smart Bin
The Smart BinSponsored by McKesson. The Smart Bin is a connected medical container and alert system that saves nurses time and reduces medical costs.
BaziBazi is an interactive Simon Says game that allows players to challenge one another no matter the distance.
Medical Emergency Prevention System (MEPS)
Medical Emergency Prevention System (MEPS)MEPS is a suite of products and services assisting airline passengers with high-risk medical conditions.
FishWatchFishWatch is an ambient river flow monitor to identify the optimum days for fishing.
The Satellite Shelter
The Satellite ShelterSatellite Shelter is an affordable, easy to use temporary shelter to aid homeless living in harsh weather conditions.
The BEAM System
The BEAM SystemSponsored by Jarden. Students design a portable micro-kitchen for the future, with urban millennials in mind.
LUV Water Tank
LUV Water TankStudents develop a self-sustainable product to provide clean drinking water.
Night Owl App
Night Owl AppStudents develop Night Owl app to help college students safely intervene to prevent date rape.
The Safety Shuttle
The Safety ShuttleSponsored by MSA. The shuttle allows worker to bypass each other safely on lifeline cables, improving mobility and preventing accidents.
SkyBedSponsored by International Truck. Students redesign the interior of the long-haul truck, making the driver feel more at home.
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