September 18, 2018

News | iSchool Students Help Connect Emergency Responders with New App

The “Elevate” Capstone team visits Airlift Northwest’s headquarters near Boeing Field in Seattle. From left are Vincent van der Meulen, Jessica Basa, J. Benjamin Leeds and Tiffany Chen. Image credit: UW iSchool. 

Love this story. It’s a perfect example of intersection of sustainability (effective, efficient operations) and resilience (emergency preparedness and response). UW iSchool students recently partnered with UW Medicine’s Airlift Northwest to complete a capstone project in which they developed an app to help Airlift Northwest personnel communicate better during emergencies responses.

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This event relates to the following UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG):