2012-2013 Westly Prize Winners
Jane Wilson, Reset Foundation
Empowering incarcerated young adults to succeed professionally and personally.
Oz Hasbun, Medical Interpreter Education Program
Revolutionizing volunteer medical interpreter services.
Akshay Madhani, MyHelpAlert
Mobile app for personal safety.
Kiran Sridhar, Waste No Food
Web-based “marketplace” matching surplus food with qualified charities working with the needy.
Eden Full, SunSaluter
An intuitive, gravity-powered device that helps solar panels follow the sun, while providing clean water.
Tatiana Grossman, Spread the Words: Global Literacy
Handheld, solar-powered digital projector that brings to life over 100,000 textbook pages and education videos for children in the developing world.
Shilpa Yarlagadda, Club Academia
“Education of the students, by the students and for the students” through website composed of over two hundred video tutorials on a variety of courses.
Kiah Williams, SIRUM
Online platform connecting the untapped surplus of drugs from health facilities and manufacturers with the needs of safety-net clinics.
2012-2013 Honorable Mentions
Chase Adam, Watsi
Global crowdfunding platform for healthcare.
Grechen Huebner, Kodable
iPad game teaching the basics of programming to kids as young as 5.
Gary Kurek, Rollator Wheelchair Hybrid
Manual or power-assisted walker / wheelchair for disabled users.
David Rathmann-Bloch, 21st Century Chalkboard Project
Educational video games for students in Haiti.
Ajay Ramesh, Summit Tech Help
Student-driven, open-source website for peer-to-peer tech support.
Jessica Ladd, Sexual Health Innovations
Technology to empower people to make informed sexual health decisions.
Megan Winkelman, Project Not Alone
Touch-screen health education modules to improve access to education about chronic diseases.
Beth Schmidt, Wishbone
Sends low-income high school students to after school and summer programs to pursue their passions.
Vineet Singal, Anjna
Mobile solutions that engage and educate underserved patients to lead healthier lives.
Zak Kukoff, Autism Ambassadors
Peer-based curriculum empowering students with Autism to build friendships with other students.