Capstone 2019 – Barger Leadership Institute

Capstone 2019

Health Promotion at UM (HPUM): Capstone Showcase Abstract

Health Promotion at UM (HPUM) was founded as a student organization to provide team-based volunteering opportunities addressing relevant health disparities for aspiring health professionals. Our team did not apply to the Capstone Experience to start a new project from scratch, but instead to improve upon HPUM’s existing programs and structure and ultimately enhance our sustainability …

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Aretē: Philosophy in Prisons: Capstone Showcase Abstract

Aretē: Philosophy in Prisons is a ten-week student-led outreach program that serves to deepen the lives of those incarcerated, as well as the lives of Michigan students through an eye-opening exchange of unique perspectives. Michigan graduate and undergraduate students will have the opportunity to engage in philosophical dialogue with people who are currently incarcerated. By …

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Project Healthy Schools – Global: Capstone Showcase Abstract

Project Healthy Schools Global focuses on combating the rise of chronic and preventable diseases in developing countries. As developing countries become more globalized, such as the increased number of fast-food opportunities and environmental limitations to exercise, lifestyles change. This change in lifestyle with higher access to fast and fatty foods and lower access to physical …

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Host Your Voice: Capstone Showcase Abstract

The overall purpose of our project was to address the fundamental disconnect between landlords and potential tenants, specifically in the student housing space. We built marketing software that can turn any apartment website –– no matter the quality –– into an all-in-one conversion suite. Instead of marketers trying to guess what their tenants want, we …

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IceVax: Capstone Showcase Abstract

IceVax is a sustainable, energy-efficient refrigeration solution for communities with barriers that are limiting their access to proper refrigeration. Our goal is to bridge the gap in health outcomes experienced by these communities. During the Capstone project, we evaluated different options for assembling the most suitable prototype of IceVax, reached out to stakeholders with experience …

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Host Your Voice: Capstone Summer Reflection

SUMMER RESEARCH The vision of Host Your Voice was to enable a nonprofit’s reach to more potential donors, volunteers, and individuals to be impacted by the nonprofit’s cause. When Host Your Voice was founded 5 years ago, the initial vision behind the organization was to help nonprofits expand their digital footprint by teaching them how …

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IceVax: Capstone Summer Reflection

This summer, we addressed questions regarding the two different stages of our IceVax vision: design and implementation. For the design stage, one of our primary goals was to design our first working prototype. The research question we focused on was “How can we maximize the effectiveness of IceVax based on the specific areas we work …

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Aretē: Capstone Summer Reflection

Our summer research included the compilation of a literature review which included details on the nature of incarceration in the United States, the impact of prison education programs, and, most specifically, the findings of other philosophy prison programs. An additional component of our summer research involved the creation of our program syllabus that explicates the …

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Project Healthy Schools Global: Capstone Bootcamp Reflection

Our project idea prior to the Capstone bootcamp included a preventive health education curriculum that was focused on solely diet and nutrition. Project Healthy Schools Global began in 2015, and in 2017 we launched our first pilot run of the program throughout Dhaka, Bangladesh reaching over 200 students. Our team had the advantage of already …

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