Oceans5

Bridging the gap between science and the public

A team of 5, we explore water quality issues in the New York area. 

How we think

The total estimated number of waterborne illnesses per year in the United States is estimated at 19.5 Million per year

Reynolds, Kelly A., Kristina D. Mena, and Charles P. Gerba. “Risk of waterborne illness via drinking water in the United States.” Reviews of environmental contamination and toxicology. Springer, New York, NY, 2008. 117-158.

We believe that by understanding the complex nature of water, we can design effective solutions.

About our project

Oceans5 is a team of 5 headquartered at Pace University’s NYC Design Factory.

The team’s academic backgrounds are diverse: Applied Psychology and Film Studies, History, Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics and Biochemistry.

The team’s goal is to address water quality issues that are still prevalent in New York. We aim to design solutions to solve our regional issues while also solving the same issues around the globe.

Our Weekly Updates

Our Weekly Research & Idea Development Updates

Week 16

This week our team went over in our Monday meeting how our idea would work into the real world. We discussed the how the implementation of our idea will work in our predicted future. The depth at which the idea as to understand if there are any violations of the laws...

read more

Week 15

This week we finalized what our solution will be and presented it among ourselves. These practiced pitches helped us boil down the essence of what our project is, clarifying the description. Here it goes: “Our solution is a vertically constructed wetland that embeds...

read more

Week 14

               This week was interesting. During our ideation our week student meeting we spent some time envisioning how and what our future will look like. We really took a lot of time to dissect which aspects of society are going to change with as technology...

read more

Week 13

Today for CBI, OCEANS5 focused on developing new ideas as well as focusing on solutions. We decided to expand from our original idea of combined sewage overflow, and try go beyond our original prototype, “ThermaT.” Today’s meeting was very productive because we...

read more

Week 12

This week we spent time thing about the direction that our project is heading to and wear the root of our issue is resulting from. We were joined in our weekly meeting by John Cronin, a Senior Fellow at Pace University, who’s passion and knowledge of the Hudson river...

read more

Week 5 – End of Break

With the CBI jam over we are left wishing that we could head right back. This week was rough one with the Jet lag hitting us just hitting us on the start of final, have spent the week hitting the books in studying for finals.  On our weekly Friday meetings, we have...

read more

OCEANS 5 TEAM

Nathanael Linton

Nathanael Linton

Background

Nathanael Linton is an History Major from Pace University. Linton’s diverse interests within history is revealed through his past studies on the historiography of African-American subculture and slave-culture, political isolationism, and subjective/objective practice in historical thought. His role throughout the duration of CBI will be focusing on research and help guide team OCEAN5 to successful implementation of their ideas.

Mackenzie Dolishny

Mackenzie Dolishny

Background

Mackenzie is a computer science at Pace University. Her interests include IoT, software engineering, and other technical fields. Mackenzie’s goal for CBI is to see clean water as a global standard for humanity.

Kyle Hanson

Kyle Hanson

Background

Kyle Hanson is a student at Pace University and is majoring in Information Systems with a minor in Computer Science. He aims to bring his skills from working in IT and environmental systems to the team setting, helping to create innovative idea.

Will Bender

Will Bender

Background

Will is a senior Computer Science student at Pace University. Exploring all aspects of current technology, he hopes to implement his many visions. His interest in SDG’s goal 6 and 14 is simple. Despite being an incredibly important resource, water quality is widely neglected.

Sven Latinovic

Sven Latinovic

Background

Sven Latinovic is a senior at Pace University studying Applied Psychology and Film Studies. During the CBI project he will be focusing on the artistic and creative aspects of Ocean 5’s vision, which would be to track and present their endeavors in a way that would bring the whole experience closer to all.