Project Overview

The helping health project


Driving Question

How can we help solve health problems in our community & beyond?

Milestones & Timeline


The milestones below


Entry Event

The kick-starter event for this project will be town hall-styled panels for relevant community members (Doctors, EMT workers, Law Enforcement officers, CDC members, etc) to talk about public health issues, then students will chat with the panelists to "shop around" for some project ideas. Students are shopping around for problems to work on. For the final product, the former presenters will then shop around for potential solutions devised by students.

Checkpoint #1- Research/Establish mentor


During Checkpoint One, students will spend time reflecting on their own passions and own talents. After that they will explore what the world needs to generate an appropriate idea for a product that fits into the center of the diagram to the left. They will use this link Jaguar cage briefcase #1 to organize their thoughts and research.

Checkpoint #2 Problem Analysis + Plan


During this checkpoint the students teams will research and define a specific problem associated with a health issue, in order to outline a potential solution in the form of a product or service. Then students will submit a project proposal to each other and their teachers that professionally organizes and documents their ideas for future communications with community experts and professionals.

Checkpoint #3 - execute


During this checkpoint students will need to revise their ideas from original draft using feedback from peers and teachers so they can learn about the engineering process more fully. because engineering projects often consist of many iterations of any given product, this will help them refine their work- just like in the workplace. After all that has happened they will receive feedback on this prototype from a mentor who works in a professions relevant to the group's focus.

Checkpoint #4- Reflect/polish


During this checkpoint students will have further developed their ideas and have working prototypes, they enter the polishing phase, where they put final touches on their service plans by seeking mentor, peer, and teacher advice. The goals for the phase is students should have final drafts of the service plan that they could show to organizations to launch their product or service to help solve a health issue. Moreover the polishing phase involves students creating materials and branding their products.


Checkpoint #5- Final Town Hall

In checkpoint 7, which is the final stage of the project, the roles will be reversed, with town hall-styled panels comprised of students discussing the problems that they researched and the potential solutions that they developed. The community members who were on the panels at the entry event will return and attend the student-led panels. If a potential solution is thought-out enough, there is the potential for an interested community member to back the idea and help bring it to reality.

Final Products


For the final product, the students will need to have

~ Prototypes of working product and/or pilot program

~ Branded business/ organizational identity: Who are you? What are you trying to do?

    - Organizational identity document (mission, vision, program/activities, budget, strategic plan, organizational structure, marketing/communications, social media, impact plan)

    - Website

    - Logo

    - Brochure/flyer

~ Social media campaign

~ Presentations (to the bucket groups)

~ Final Town Hall participation

    - Students will speak on various panels related to their projects topics. Panels mimic the bucket groups as best as possible

    - Gallery walk posters session afterward to chat with community partners about their ideas/ potentially setting up future capstone, passion projects, and/or service-learning opportunities

~ Posters

    - Shows their organizational ID

    - Presents workable solutions

    - Documents their process

    - Well designed

    - Team presentations

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