Project Ideas

  • sleep apnea/ mouthbreathing

  • lunar cycles in predicting volcanic eruptions or a dive into how moon phases affect the tides.. or sleep?

  • epidemiological study of hookworms vs human autoimmune response

    • cross-analysis of hookworm eradication in the US, autoimmune disorder prevalence, education/agriculture

    • world-wide population study?


      • action 1: amalgamating U.S. data on hookworm eradication, autoimmune disorders, and economic factors (mainly work and education) to analyze further with population and time demographics

      • action 2: using blender for 3d visualization (ex)

      • action 3: understanding how hookworm affects the body ()

      • class activity: creating a (n interactive?) simulation from the eyes of a hookworm on its lifecyle through the human system?

  • evaluating Toxoplasmosis gondii's influence on human neuro systems

  • evaluating spotify + how music affects the brain/ influences demeanor

    • action 1: population and age metrics - can what different age groups listen to hold predictive power? genres + artists by both location and volume

    • action 2: virtual music + spotify web api + MRI 3d visualization software to visualize how different music shapes the brain or holds influential power

    • classroom activity: interactive environment where users can listen, react and compare with other users?

  • coral reefs/beach cleanup

  • Select one project from your list of potential projects and create a plan for your project. This project plan should have milestones to be delivered on 2/15, 2/17, 2/22 (2/24 is a holiday), 3/01, 3/03, 3/08, and 3/10. The project plan should include activities that span from February to the middle of March

  • The reason tidal triggering has been so controversial over the years is that it’s incredibly hard to see [in seismic data]



2/15: have decided on which areas to focus on + located usable data [past earthquake bounds, past volcanic bounds, current areas of concern?]

2/17: have concrete metrics from data to focus on for use - (could I use x to influence 3d models?, how to best visualize tidal data/more discrete tremors, etc.) visualization rather than prediction?

2/22: (based on 2/17) formal comparison of different visualization tools [are there software to automatically generate, modeling with Blender+Unity?]

///EDIT: Should 2/22 be for mid March ? to have a fully drawn out comparison before beginning the actual modelling implementation? I'm not certain of the doability of my march plans(below) in this time frame

3/01: have some sort of 3d photogrammetry/visual model complete in terms of tide cycle with extensibility to be morphed

3/03: 3/01 but for representation of ground layer

3/08: use data to implement simulation?

3/10: have data visualization in VR that can actually [potentially a video type demonstration for now? - next goal would be to implement more interaction..]

in class activity: assessing comparison from 2/22 and getting feedback, or later on - assessing VR visual from 3/10

naraganssett bay data -


NOAA - Tides in the US ; XML/JSON/CSV - cannon beach - closest is cape dissapointment (predictions & water levels)

WashU axial seamount catalog - daily HYPO71 data (computer program for determining hypocenter, magnitude and first motion pattern of local earthquakes)

data on volcanic unrest

potential deliverables: [what future readers of the wiki will look at and learn from]

    • add use case examples/visuals where missing to the different softwares listed on the wiki

    • perhaps a yes-no flowchart/butterfly chart to help look at vr software that best matches their purposes

brainstorming software evaluation metrics:

    • ease of use (implementor)

    • intuitiveness (viewer)

    • expansion of ideas - to what extent does the software open new ways of thinking about the subject, or new questions?