SocEnt

The purpose of SocEnt is to foster entrepreneurial skills and social thinking in students and emphasize leadership in those fields. It is structured to focus on theory, applicability, and creativity. As a part of SocEnt, groups of sophomores are given the opportunity to create a social entrepreneurial venture (SEV) that target social issues impacting their local community. Each student group project seeks to address a social justice issue and students are to use the UN Sustainable Development Goals when choosing their subject matter. The four broad categories students chose from are environment, energy, social justice, and economy. In the SocEnt elective, most student projects focus on good health and wellbeing, education, decent work and economic growth, industry, innovation, and infrastructure, and lastly sustainable cities and communities.
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2022
Wednesday, April 27th
9:30 AM

Dorm Dash

Avyay Duggirala '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Sahil Veeravalli '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Michael Zyskowski '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Our main issue is that students at IMSA don’t want to get up and get breakfast. Students also have a lack of opportunity to get more service hours. Therefore we will create dorm dash. Dorm Dash will be a service where students can place orders online in the morning or the day before based off the menu in Lexington. Then ... Read More

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

Emergency Bracelet

Clarissa Gonzalez '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Diya Kamath '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Grace Murray '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A wearable bracelet with features such as pushing a button of some sort to call 911. Pushing the button a certain number of times to text friends your location as well as for a fake emergency call: a call that gives you an excuse to leave a dangerous situation. It will have the additional feature of being able to ... Read More

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

SmartHelp

Sophia Ait Boucherbil '24, Illinois Math and Science Academy
Gabi Pride '24, Illinois Math and Science Academy
Anala Thakkar '24, Illinois Math and Science Academy

The problem we decided to create a solution for is the education gap due to poverty, specifically for children within the city of Chicago. The main issues within this problem that we decided to focus on is that many children born into poverty lack the resources or help they need to be successful in school. As a result, they ... Read More

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

Study Session Scheduling App

Dominik Kozbiel '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Josh Solone '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Noah Walker '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

The biggest issue that we identified on campus was a difficulty with setting up plans on campus. One of the pain points we identified was that its hard to get imsa students to meet up, and group chats are incredibly confusing because they can get flooded. Our target audience is imsa students, for obvious reasons. Our solution is an app ... Read More

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

Turning Microbial Fuel Cells into Power

Aishat Balogun '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Amaya Phipps '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Raymond Schumacher '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Our lead project is about turning microbial fuel cells from plants into power that lower-income suburbs of Chicago can utilize. Many low-income places in the Chicago suburbs live without power and may not have access to electricity or certain technologies. Places of work, schools, and hospitals may need to utilize technology that they don’t have access to. That can ... Read More

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

9:55 AM

A Solution to Overlapping Schedules

Ebba Kaulas '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Melinda Yuan '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Logan Nelson '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Pranet Swain '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Our problem that we are targeting is the mental health at IMSA, specifically the stress caused by an extreme amount of overlapping assignments or tests scheduled on the same days or week. The pain points that result from this include lower quality work from students, high stress levels, and especially weak student-teacher communication. Our target audience is both students and ... Read More

9:55 AM - 10:15 AM

Burrow for Bunnies

Ellen Nguyen '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Komal Chivukula '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Aiden Parnell '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
John Osmund '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

As the number of wildfires in America increases, so do the extinction rates for many animals living in high wildlife risk areas. In the state of Washington, there exists a population of pygmy rabbits that are a crucial addition to the shrub-steppe ecosystem there. The pygmy rabbits are important for they help act like prey and burrowers for the ecosystem, ... Read More

9:55 AM - 10:15 AM

Clean Water Filter

Fredy An '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Eddie Gutierrez '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Alonso Roman '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Einsey Socrates '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal that our group has chosen is #6: Clean Water and Sanitation. Water is vital to human survival. Unfortunately, throughout certain areas of the world, water sources have been contaminated making it difficult for humans to consume. This has occurred in the US, where a major substance that has been polluting the water is ... Read More

9:55 AM - 10:15 AM

Feeding Families Across Illinois

Vidyoot Senthilvenkatesh '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Michael X '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Raven McKelvin '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Ashley X '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Food shortage is a growing problem in Illinois, with 1 in 7 people from Cook County facing food insecurity this year. Estimates show that U.S. schools waste a total of 530,000 tons of food per year. Impoverished families have a harder time putting food on the table, which has a detrimental impact on people's health and well-being. The lack ... Read More

9:55 AM - 10:15 AM

Water+

Jesrein Ayeyi '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Nitya Jakka '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Mesoma Akpuokwe '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Our group decided to focus on addressing the 13th UNSDG, climate action. With climate change approaching, more solutions to save our planet need to be implemented. During the research phase, we found that droughts are becoming increasingly common. In California, especially the Bay Area, droughts harm the environment and daily lifestyles. Droughts also reduce water supply for people inhabiting ... Read More

9:55 AM - 10:15 AM

10:20 AM

Affordable Gyms

Ishan Buyyanapragada '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Ivan Chen '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Aadi Desai '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Matthew Zhang '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

We have noticed that people are not going to the gym and are subconsciously going to unhealthy alternatives and unconsciously hurting themselves and the environment because the gym is too expensive. We are targeting people who can’t afford to go to the gym or afford workout equipment and those who are interested in starting to workout. To start expanding, we ... Read More

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

Clean Salt

Faizaan Shaikh '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Alexian Heynez '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Jul Hwangbo '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia, and It lies on the northwest coast of the island of Java. Jakarta is home to around 10 million people, but it is estimated that by 2050 95% of Jakarta will be submerged in water. Jakarta’s ground levels are sinking due to the excessive extraction of groundwater using aquifers for their daily needs. ... Read More

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

Conserve

Nathan Landig '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Jackson Rudd '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Aditya Prashanth '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Albert Han '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Conserve is a water preservation and quality measuring device that can be easily added or screwed on to shower-heads, sinks faucets, and numerous other sources of water. It will display the amount of gallons used in a day/run and the alkalinity of the water that is being used. This will all be displayed through a screen extrusion, a part ... Read More

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

The Trash Collectors

Daniel Cano '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Ryan Mojzis '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Colin Ward '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

The problems that our service will be addressing is the inconvenience that IMSA students have every time they have room inspections, and their need for service hours to graduate. We aim to address this by providing a trash service that will pick up trash bags from students’ dorm rooms and bring them out to the dumpsters for them on ... Read More

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

Wells Go Deeper

Taegeon Eom '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Justina Kostiv '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Pranav Pabbisetty '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

We believe that everyone deserves access to clean water resources. Unfortunately, worldwide nearly 1.1 billion people do not have access to it. UN SDG 6 is focused on clear water and sanitation, so our group has decided to focus on this for our service. More specifically, farmers across the world have limited access to water sources and therefore cannot ... Read More

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

10:45 AM

Food to Fuel

Srihari Gurugubelli '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Victoria Nalepka '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Ethan Remedios '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Danica Sun '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Within the IMSA community, there are undoubtedly many issues that pose an environmental threat. However, the issue we’ve chosen to address is the excessive food waste produced by students at Lexington that we fail to deal with in an environmentally friendly manner. Specifically, the food waste we produce is left to decompose and release many tons of methane into ... Read More

10:45 AM - 11:05 AM

Jute

Meera Mutharasan '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Ryan Li '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Iris Amit '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Katie Jenks '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

What is Jute?

Jute is an online classroom managing platform. Posting assignments and assessments are made easier by students being able to see what their file looks like before they submit it, a problem we face when submitting assignments every day. This allows students to check if their files are corrupt or formatted properly.

Jute also simplifies communication by ... Read More

10:45 AM - 11:05 AM

KAJ Coin

Keyan Dunmore '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Jacob Gonzalez '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Andre Mendez '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

KAJ coin is a cryptocurrency alternative that is backed by your money and the price doesn’t fluctuate. The beauty of it is that it is easier to mine meaning that you make money by doing nothing and since it’s easier to mine it is less environmentally damaging. KAJ coin can be mined on computers, phones, tablets, and most electronic ... Read More

10:45 AM - 11:05 AM

The Positive Point

Alyssa Abendroth '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Shawn Crimmins '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Aleksandra Duda '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Myra Mensah '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

IMSA students tend to face a lot more stress than the typical high school student. However, there are limited resources the IMSA administration offers students to cope with these great amounts of stress. As a result, The Positive Point was developed. The Positive Point is a resource that students can utilize to help cope with school mentally as well ... Read More

10:45 AM - 11:05 AM

TIMEly

Miracle Clemmons '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Jerrick Li '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Johanna Germo '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Anisha Kolambe '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Deondre' O'Bannon '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Our project, TIMEly, is an all-in-one service app targeted towards high school and college student populations, that can not only track one’s assignments and other work through the built-in planner, but can also schedule quick and easy study groups/sessions through our comprehensive peer network that is centralized around the campus or school you attend.

Alongside such applications, students and ... Read More

10:45 AM - 11:05 AM

11:10 AM

200Hours

Jimena Giles '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Laya Gopalakrishnan '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Dashiell Leigh '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Annabelle Zhang '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Students at IMSA face a significant challenge in meeting their service hour requirements. For Clash of the Halls, a huge competition at IMSA, many could not even participate because they did not meet the minimum hour requirements. Their only option is to go on Helper Helper, an app which posts volunteer opportunities sparsely, hardly enough for one person, let alone ... Read More

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM