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We are very proud to announce that our student Minah Faiz (cohort 2019-20) was awarded The Most Contributed Scholar award as well as the The Most Potential Enterprise - Solis (in collaboration with Upamanyu Ghose) by the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust.

Minah awarded on a poster
Photograph of Minah Faiz - the most contributed scholar award 2020

"The WHT Enterprise Challenge is an opportunity for Scholars to put their skills to work to make a positive change in the world."

Minah Faiz (cohort 2019-20) and Upamanyu Ghose were set in submitting a project that addressed mental health. ​maybe were  - intent on submitting a project that addressed mental health (do you know why?)

Image of Minah Faiz receiving awardAfter learning about light therapy, the idea of Solis started to take shape.

Light therapy aims to treat seasonal major depressive disorders associated with the lack of exposure to sunlight. Solis addressed the issue of making light therapy accessible. 

Solis was designed to be a "smartphone application that could track light therapy sessions using the phone’s sensors and provide actionable advice to the users that would help improve their mood and mental health. The objective was to make it agnostic of the light therapy lamp being used so it could be one solution that fits all."

Read the full article: The Journey of an Idea - Smart Light Therapy with Solis on the WHT website

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