When: Aug. 14, 2014, 7 p.m.

Where: DSSG - The University of Chicago (downtown)

247 S State St #300 Chicago, IL 60604

Topics


  • Conservation Institute
    (0:30:00 Minutes)
    By: *Varun Chandola, Nadya Calderon, Scott Cambo, Christopher Lazarus, Raphael Stern
    Conservation International (CI) is a non-profit organization that works to protect nature through scientific research and partnerships with communities, industry, and governments. A key aspect for evaluating the impact of conservation projects is to account for natural capital – ecosystem goods and services, such as fresh water, flood control, agriculture, and forest products.
  • World Bank
    (0:30:00 Minutes)
    By: *Eric Rozier, Jeff Alstott, Dylan Fitzpatrick, Carlos Petricioli, Misha Teplitskiy
    The World Bank Group lends billions of dollars every year to fund large infrastructure projects around the globe. Project-related contracts are awarded to companies and entities via open and competitive bidding processes. Such processes can sometimes be subject to collusion and corruption risks.
  • Sunlight Foundation
    (0:30:00 Minutes)
    By: *Varun Chandola, Nadya Calderon, Scott Cambo, Christopher Lazarus, Raphael Stern
    Government legislation is not designed for readability, and their volumes of text are not easily analyzed. Advocacy and research groups would like a way to digest bills quickly, filtering out the bureaucratic jargon and leaving the important details. The Sunlight Foundation is a nonpartisan nonprofit that uses technology to make governments more accountable. Their API for federal bills are valuable streams of legislative text that can be used for analysis given the right tools.
  • Mexico
    (0:30:00 Minutes)
    By: *Ben Yuhas, Julius Adebayo, Nick Eng, Eric Potash, Layla Pournajaf
    The maternal deaths in Mexico from pregnancy, childbirth or postpartum complications have decreased from 89 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 43 in 2011. Despite this improvement, the rate of decline has significantly slowed and Mexico is not on track to achieve its Millennium Development Goal of reducing maternal mortality 75% by 2015.
  • Nurse-Family Partnership
    (0:30:00 Minutes)
    By: *Young-Jin Kim, Sarah Abraham, Jeff Lockhart, Sarah Tan, Rafael Turner
    Young, low-income, first-time mothers and their babies often face dramatically increased risks to their health, education, and economic self-sufficiency. Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), a national nonprofit organization, intervenes by pairing these mothers with specially-trained, registered nurses. Expectant mothers receive regular home visits from pregnancy until the baby is two years old. The result: healthier pregnancies, more stable families, and better developmental outcomes for children.