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Society of Women Engineers (SWE)


Marti Shirley; Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy


Society of Women Engineers: Central Illinois Award


A healthy nation is a wealthy nation. The well-being of the citizens of the United States lies in the hands of, frankly, themselves. The activists who promote progress and prosperity. The engineers who create that which have never been. And lastly, the medical professionals that allocate years of their life to study, treat, and improve the physical well-being of their populations. Yet as America progresses with time, our healthcare system is failing the very people it was meant to serve: the public. More than 82 million people in this country have inadequate or no health insurance. As this number rises with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, this means that nearly one-third of Americans will live each day without the security of knowing that, if and when they need it, medical care is available to them and their loved ones. In order to double down on this problem, taking a look at the expensive costs of healthcare begins our process of problem-solving: identifying the problem. According to Insider Intelligence, 30% of healthcare costs are associated with administrative tasks. Though, there may be a way to tackle this 30%: the evolving field of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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Society of Women Engineers: Central Illinois Award



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