Innovation Challenge: COVID-19

THE CHALLENGE: Find fast, functional solutions that address the impact of COVID-19 and social distancing in your local community.

Selected Ideas

  • Promote donation of stimulus funds 
    Julie Lee, Executive Assistant to the Provost & Vice Provost, UW-Parkside
  • Collaborative Facebook group to deal with pandemic issues
    Mike Dalecki, Professor of Sociology, UW-Platteville
  • Intubation box to protect doctors and nurses
    Eric Russell, Student, Mechanical Engineering Major, UW-Platteville
  • Better protective masks for the general public using hydrogels
    Ozgur Yavuzcetin, Associate Professor, Physics, UW-Whitewater
  • Software to collect and analyze treatment datasets
    Arghya Kusum Das, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Software Engineering, UW-Platteville
  • Library program for the underserved to access coronavirus resources
    Matthew Leikness, Student, Accounting Major, UW-La Crosse
  • Neighborhood connection hub
    Kevin Tharp, Professor, Information and Communication Technologies, UW-Stout
  • Connect students to meditation app
    Stephen Williams, Student, Marketing Major, UW-La Crosse
  • Nose piece for medical mask comfort
    Katrina Hendrickson, Student, Technology Education Major, UW-Stout
  • Volunteer request app/website
    Trang Tran, Student, Computer Science Major, UW-Superior
  • System to mold personal protective equipment from recycled water bottles
    Jodi Prosise, Chair and Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UW-Platteville
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