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Video: From Problem-Solving to Publication

SEAS students discuss turning a class project into a pair of published manuscripts.

A core class for third-year students at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is ES96: Engineering Problem Solving and Design Project. Students work with clients on semester-long engineering projects. For the Fall 2020 semester meant working with the Harvard Face Mask Committee to create a quantitative model for mask discomfort and a risk analysis model for COVID-19 transmission in various spaces on campus. 

Students from that semester decided to continue their work in the spring, submitting four manuscripts based on their research for publication.

Two of their papers were recently published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 

Check out co-authors Mythri Ambatipudi, Paola Carrillo Gonzalez, Jordan Daigle, Emily He, Nikko Jeffreys, Esther Koh and Kazi Tasnim discussing the process of going from class project to publication.

Students discuss how they turned their class project for ES96: Engineering Problem Solving and Design Project, into two papers that were recently published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. (Credit: Sabrina Doshi and Matt Goisman/SEAS)

Topics: COVID-19

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