In 2014 and 2015, the Coalition held student poster competitions at two of its semi-annual meetings. This competition was created to inspire students to explore connections between human rights and science, engineering and health through the creation of a poster, which were judged at the Coalition meetings by members of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition who are scientists, engineers, and health professionals as well as other experts with experience connecting science, technology and human rights in their professional work.
The AAAS Science and Human Rights Student Poster Competition was made possible by the AAAS-Andrew M. Sessler Fund for Science, Education, and Human Rights.
Eight finalists presented their posters at the July 2015 Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Debbie Lin Teodorescu, Harvard Medical School/MIT D-Lab
Poster Title: "Harnessing Engineering Innovation to Make Safe Surgery for All a Reality"
Linda Mohammad (with Maajida Murdock), University of Baltimore
Poster Title: "Clean Water as a Right that the Human Body has in Regards to Nanotechnology: Application of Graphene Filters For Water Purification In Developing Countries"
Alexandra Zeller (with Chelsea Mohindro), George Mason University
Poster Title: "Modeling Social Dynamics through Multidisciplinary Research with Applications to Global Human Migration Policies"
Five finalists presented their posters at the January 2014 Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Alex Luta, Georgetown University
Poster Title: "Applications of Geospatial Technology to Human Rights"