CHALLENGES

Challenges are problems being experienced by education, government and non-profit organizations.  When challenges are submitted to and accepted by the DxHub for engagement, we will work with the submitting organization’s team to align goals for the effort and introduce innovation mechanisms to support creative solutions.

The San Luis Obispo County Juvenile Hall works to improve the quality of service provided to youth in their care by reinforcing positive conduct rather than punish negative actions.

Securing data communications between satellites and Earth using encryption was expensive, but it might now be accomplished for small sats with a $20, off-the-shelf micro-controller and open-source software.

See how Iowa City is working with the DxHub to improve public health services by using the cloud to share data. 

Working with attorneys and investigators across California, the DxHub is trying to make the process of discovering and requesting digital evidence easier.

See how the DxHub developed a system to aid law enforcement officers in keeping roads safer.

Learn how the Digital Transformation Hub built a computer vision model to better quantify the problem of citizens riding dockless e-scooters on sidewalks.

Family Care Network partnered with the DxHub to reimagine their website to modernize the conversation about fostering children, while making the process more accessible and understandable to potential foster providers.

See how the City of Santa Monica worked with the DxHub to modify an electric scooter to encourage its rider to stay off the cement sidewalk and ride the road.

See how the California Strawberry Commission worked with the DxHub to create a chatbot that would allows farmers to better manage pests in their field via SMS and voice communication.  

See how DxHub staff and students are creating a proof of concept machine vision model to recognize gang graffiti in Orange County

See how CSU Fresno is working with the DX Hub to reinvent the way they communicate with their students to improve graduation rates.

See how students created a simple solution to help police investigators legally collect digital evidence while preserving citizen privacy.

See how a consortium of California Community Colleges are making virtual labs more accessible, relevant, and cost effective for students.

See how Cal Poly students and faculty created a solution to help cattle ranchers track animals in remote areas with no communication infrastructure.

See how Cal Poly students and faculty are collaborating with scientists to reduce the cost and uncertainty of environmental monitoring for offshore wind projects.

See how students and faculty are working with police departments to explore crime trends and design creative ways to positively impact the community.

See how Cal Poly polymer science faculty explored options to improve the technical and bilingual classroom setting.

See how three Cal Poly students used geospatial mapping, time series analysis and statistical methods to better understand crime patterns in the San Leandro, California area.

See how the DX Hub and students worked with the local Central Coast Regional Water Quality Board to develop an Alexa skill to inquire about water quality projects.