Students from across the University of Delaware took part in First Step Grand Challenges, a yearlong innovation competition where undergraduates create novel solutions to societal and environmental challenges. Read more.
Former University of Delaware student and First Step Grand Challenge participant Amira Idris, founder of Vibrating Therapeutic Apparel, is one of 30 applicants to receive startup funding by NexFab. Read more.
First Step Grand Challenges team takes on maternal, fetal mortality rates in Rwanda
University of Delaware senior nursing major Kayla Saints is combating poor maternal and fetal mortality rates in Rwanda through an innovative project. Residents of the central African country have limited access to healthcare facilities. “Clinics are often very far away, and women cannot leave their fields and make it to the clinic in time before birth,” explained Saints. Read the article
Former University of Delaware student and First Step Grand Challenge participant Lindsay Yeager is in the semifinals for the United Nations’ Project Inspire. Her project focuses on quality of life of Tanzanian women through the use of entrepreneurship and design to make and sell reusable sanitary pads. Help Lindsay get to the finals! Read more.