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Materials Engineering for a Better World

Amber Barron

In developing countries, gender inequality can be exacerbated by the obstacles to work and education that women with limited resources face each month in dealing with menstruation. U-S2TEM scholar Amber Barron, a junior in Materials Science, is one of the women on the team developing a solution. The SHERO pad can be made with locally-sourced materials using commonly available simple tools. Moreover, instead of contributing to water pollution and landfill waste, the pads are 100% biodegradable.

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Amber Barron (right) and team members. Lassonde Institute photo.

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