Developing a Reliable and Economical Web Portal for Meals on Wheels; Commercialization and Consumption: Food Waste in America
Leisure, Kyle, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
Ibrahim, Ahmed, EN-Comp Science Dept, University of Virginia
Norton, Peter, EN-Engineering and Society, University of Virginia
How can hunger in America be reduced? More equitable food distribution and prevention of food waste can help.
How can Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle’s volunteer and staff web portal be improved? The staff of Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle, a central Virginia nonprofit dedicated to reducing local hunger, manages volunteers and customers via a web application built by a previous capstone team. The application required maintenance. After examining the code, we determined that rewriting the application was necessary. Our final product is more maintainable with minimal data redundancies, and has an improved user interface.
How do food service establishments, advocacies, charities, and food retailers shape food waste in the United States? Food waste in the U.S. is costly. Farmers and food companies are often blamed, but consumers also generate substantial food waste, and their demands drive business decisions that entail waste. Efforts by food service establishments, advocacies, charities, and food retailers to fight food waste are constrained by their interests in satisfying consumers or supporters.
BS (Bachelor of Science)
Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle, Food Waste
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Technical Advisor: Ahmed Ibrahim
STS Advisor: Peter Norton
Technical Team Members: Michael Benos, Alexander Hicks, Kevin Naddoni, Maxwell Patek, Joshua Santana, Nathanael Strawser
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