IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)
Technology for the Benefit of Humanity // Villanova University, USA / October 23-26, 2024

GHTC 2023 Awards

The IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) generously funded best paper & poster awards

IEEE Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) funded travel for several of their projects.



Poster Awards (Souk)

Lehigh University

“SicklED: Low-Cost, Point-of-Care, Sickle Cell Screening Device for Use in Low-to-Middle Income Countries”

Lehigh University:

Lauryn Jones, Jake Feuerstein, and Chibugo Okeke (pictured), Alice Chen, Anjali Shah, Norman Zvenyika, Aiden McCurley, Kathleen Gifford, Hamsa Javagal, and Quan Hoang

With Pritpal Singh, GHTC 2023 Chair and Prasanta Ghosh, SSIT


Pennsylvania State University

“The Ecological Impacts of Red-Billed Quelea Birds”

The Pennsylvania State University:

Alexander Aumen, Gianna Gagliardi, Colleen Kinkead, Van Nguyen, Kaylee Smith, John Gershenson Ph.D.

With Pritpal Singh, GHTC 2023 Chair and Prasanta Ghosh, SSIT


Best Paper Awards

Lehigh University

“How Teacher Feedback Helped Reimagine, Redesign, and Recode a Sustainability Education App”,

Akanksha Y Gavade, Andrew W Leaventon, Hayden Ossinger, Saik A Jalal, Malika Buribayeva, Allison J Bronson, Chingiz Tuleubayev, Lehigh University

Pennsylvania State University

“Investigating the Feasability of Crowdsourcing Current Events Information in Kenya”,

Sonika Kohli, Eric Leon and Hayes Rakvin (Penn State, USA); Dorcas Owino (LakeHub, Kenya); John Gershenson, The Pennsylvania State University