Springboard Award Winners 2019

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The UCSC Industry Alliances & Technology Commercialization (IATC) Office is pleased to announce the 2019 Springboard grant award winners. Springboard, run through the Launchpad Proof-of-Concept Grants Program, is one of seven innovation and entrepreneurship support programs under IATC's SPLICE program. Springboard provides funding intended to assist promising UCSC social sciences and humanities projects bring innovative research concepts, ideas, methodologies, and technologies to practice in the local and regional communities, thereby supporting entrepreneurship and economic development.

Congratulations to the 2019 Springboard grant awardees!

Humanities Division

Codice: Building tools for collaborative collection and curation of language data, $10K
Project Team: Pranav Anand, Associate Professor, Department Chair Linguistics
Maziar Toosarvandani, Associate Professor of Linguistics

Inter-Campus Projects Collaborating System, $5K
Project Team: Tiffany Wong, Writing Program Lecturer
Aaron (Phoenix) Toews, undergraduate student
Tongze (Matt) Wang, undergraduate student

Social Sciences Division

Anthropology and Dance: Dance Training Program in an Underprivileged Community, $5K
Olga Nájera-Ramírez, Professor Anthropology
Sarahi Lay, postdoctoral student

Anthropology Fab Lab: Institute for Innovative Ethnography, $5K
Project Team: Lissa Caldwell, Professor Anthropology

Redistricting for Representation, $5K
Miles Klieman, undergraduate student
Chris Benner, Professor, Dorothy E. Everett Global Information and Social Entrepreneurship Chair, and Director, Everett Program
Isabelle Donohoe, undergraduate student
Christina DeLeon, undergraduate student
Pauline Manley, undergraduate student
Sierra Topp, Executive Fellow for the Everett Program

Thermal Storage for Electricity, $3K
Michael Loik, Professor Environmental Studies Dept

Universe of Technology Web Application, $5K
Jessi Danenhauer, undergraduate student
Chris Benner, Professor, Dorothy E. Everett Global Information and Social Entrepreneurship Chair, and Director, Everett Program
Harrison Fox, undergraduate student
Max Grieser, undergraduate student
Matthew Oey, undergraduate student
Yesenia Torres, Executive Fellow for the Everett Program

The WeGo Project: Demonstration of a vehicle swapping network to achieve electric vehicle
access in disadvantaged communities, $5K
Project Team: Elliott Campbell, Gliessman Chair & Associate Professor, Environmental Studies
Dr. Brandi McKuin, postdoctoral student
Luis Villalobos, undergraduate student