Fingerprint scanner with Alerts and Music for Dementia Patients

By Neva Mathew Alzheimer’s is a genetically inherited progressive disease which damages the connections between neurons and eventually causes deterioration throughout the brain causing loss of memory and other cognitive functions. Currently there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, only treatment for its symptoms. Ten percent of people of sixty-five years or older have Alzheimer’s Dementia and sixty percent of the …

Eco-Analyst: Promoting Environmental Sustainability Through AI and Automated Machine Learning with Integrated Neural Networking

By Adam Warden This project’s purpose is to serve as a means of accessing and controlling various environmental hazards, including atmospheric pollution and harmful micro-climates. It incorporates the use of programmed chemical sensors and micro controllers to collect data from their individual environments and relay the information to the app for the user to different operating systems for further use. …

HemaDrop: A Novel Elemental Composition Technology for Microliter-size Blood Droplets via Solid State Technique

By Nikhil Suresh My most significant project regards low-volume blood diagnostics. Current blood tests mandate 10mL of blood and days for accurate results. Since such tests are the liquid state, there are many intermediary steps with the gold standard and thus make it inefficient. My research involves the development of a novel “hyper-hydrophilic” coating that solidified 5 microliters of blood …

Understanding the Relationship Between Protein Sequence Features and Liquid-liquid Phase Separation

By Ramiz Somjee Liquid-liquid phase separation is the demixing process that leads to the formation of non-membrane bound cellular compartments termed membrane less organelle. Each membrane less organelle concentrates unique biomolecules to facilitate particular biological processes. The nucleolus, for example, facilitates the assembly of pre-ribasomal particles. Phase separation occurs because proteins within the separated dense phase interact favorably with each …

Mechanisms of Transitions in Strategic Behavior in a Mixed-Strategy Game

By Mitchell Ostrow My most significant research project entails computational modeling of macaque behavior and neural correlates, in a psychiatry lab at Yale University. Matching Pennies is a binary-choice, repetitive game, played against an opponent. In this instance of the game, 6 monkeys played an unbiased matching pennies game for a number of sessions with varying length. At each step, …

Coping with Stress

By Rachel Joseph This project is about discovering which healthy coping method is the most efficient in handling stress. Stress is a very common issue, especially in teens, who deal with many stressors on a daily basis from school, to social life, and more. Chronic stress can lead to many emotional disorders and issues such as anxiety, depression, and panic …