In January 2015, the graduating class of Green School (GS) conceived the idea of a “Bio Bus” as their legacy service project. In less than a year, Bio Bus evolved from a student-brainstorming project into a social enterprise, empowering students to take action on solving environmental problems. Bio Bus addresses transportation and waste problems in Bali through education and community mobilisation. It’s mission to provide sustainable transport services to GS students and staff, engage with the broader community by offering solutions to health and waste problems around used cooking oil (UCO), and deliver real world, integrated learning to the youth.
Next Tech Lab
Next Tech Lab is a leading student-run cross-disciplinary research lab in India. The lab was founded by students who spent a semester at MIT, Cambridge on a scholarship. They were intrigued by the anti-disciplinary research culture of the MIT Media Lab, where they interned. While Next Tech doesn’t just ape the Media Lab framework like in Richard Feynman’s anecdotes about “Cargo-Cult Science”, its policies are built to foster innovation and disruptive thinking. Researchers work on Deep Learning, Computational Biology, Electrical Systems, Mixed Reality, Blockchains/Decentralization & Internet of Things. The lab has advisors from MIT, CMU, Cambridge University and silicon-valley start-ups.
This is an IoT application & sensor/display that detects & alerts the presence of stress & anxiety in the user. It uses biometric & geo-location sensor information combined with big data cloud analysis. The development of this idea is focused on children in the classroom with ASD Autistic Spectrum Disorder or associated or conditions but is transferable to other anxiety wellbeing applications. The wearable device alerts the user discretely as well as other chosen relevant people of a change in this person’s mood allowing them to act or behave accordingly; ultimately avoiding an incident of conflict and disturbance from occurring.