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Revolutionizing K-12 instruction in Merced County

In Cooperation with Healthy House, the Project Protect Engineering Service Learning team is working to reduce the communication gap between healthcare providers and their patients.  By creating a user-centric mobile application, the team is providing users with a list of questions and prompts to aid them in understanding the treatments by their doctors.  The app will be in four languages, English, Spanish, Punjabi, and Hmong to help address this need of our multi-ethnic community and will have basic profiles of symptoms and background information on the most prevalent bacterial and viral illnesses in the Merced community.

Project Status

The team has created preliminary drafts of the application in English and has begun to field test the application with UC Merced students as well as ethnic communities in Merced County.  Based on the feedback the team has received, modifications are being made to revise the application and begin translation of the app into additional languages.  the Healthy Host app is projected to be completed in April 2017.


Faculty Adviser:
Professor Christopher Viney

Research Interests

  • Biomolecular materials (design of materials synthesis, assembly, processing and physical optimization strategies based on examples from nature)
  • Physical science and engineering of polymers and liquid crystals (structure-property-processing relationships)


Community Partner:
Merced County Office of Education (MCOE)

Recognizing the important contribution of education to the strengthening and growth of American democracy, the Merced County Board of Education affirms its strong belief in the free public schools of our United States of America, which ensures equal educational opportunities for all children.


Team Biographies