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

OCEANS5: Week 4

This week, the Oceans5 team finished their opportunity cards. This came after meticulous exploration of New York State’s water quality issues. It was interesting to find many human and animal water concerns in an ostensibly developed and clean area. In other words,...

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OCEANS5: Week 1

The team consisting of Mackenzie, Will, Nate, Kyle, and Sven met for the first time with our faculty advisors Andreea and Dr. Kline. We introduced ourselves to each other and discussed what the CBI project would be. We received our schedules and timelines.

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OCEANS5: Week 3

Will and Mackenzie coded an Arduino sensor that would become the heart of Pip the Pig! After going through the development phase, Sven and Nathaniel worked on the creative aspects of Pip’s exterior. Pip ended with an LED smile and cute pink ears. The most...

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OCEANS5: Week Two

This week, OCEANS5 started brainstorming water sanitation problems within their area. Each member contributed valuable problems that led to the overall focus on water quality within the parameters of human consumption, human use, fish and wildlife habitats, and...

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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.