Giorgia – Deltawaves- Italy

Deltawaves

Tell us about yourself, what are you studying and what are your passions?

I am Giorgia Ghione, I am 23 years old and I study Computer Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Turin. I am a member of the SITPolito association and project manager of the DeltaWaves project.

Obviously technology is one of my main interests, but I also have a strong passion for plants and animals. I am a person who loves to put myself out there and I hope that my work will also have a positive impact on society and the environment in the future.

How did you get in touch with SIT?

The first time I heard about SITPolito was at one of the first presentations organized by the association to make itself known within the Polytechnic University of Turin. The ideas behind the SIT community and the projects that SITPolito had undertaken immediately caught my attention, so I decided to join the association, and for me there have really been many opportunities for growth since then.

How did the idea for DeltaWaves come about?

Following the earthquake phenomena that have repeatedly occurred in our country with dramatic consequences, a strong desire to make an active contribution was born last year within SITPolito: in particular, Federico Giacone and Giuliano Sansone came up with the idea of making inexpensive earthquake detector that everyone can install in their own home, to have a better chance of getting safe during an earthquake.  The idea seemed promising and I immediately joined the team, which we named DeltaWaves.

Over time our team has changed and currently consists of six students from different engineering tracks at the Polytechnic University of Turin. From the birth of the project to today, we have managed to make a first working prototype and participated in events through which we were able to publicize our project, such as the “A&T” fair in Turin in April and a live interview on “Uno Mattina Estate” in June.

What are your plans for your future and that of the DeltaWaves project?

As for my future I am about to get my bachelor’s degree and next year I would like to continue my studies with a master’s degree in Data Science, also at the Polytechnic University of Turin. The study of data is a field that interests me a lot, especially because it is also possible to apply it to areas of social innovation and research: for example, soon I would like to use my knowledge in the DeltaWaves project to study seismic data detected by our device.

In this first year our DeltaWaves project has achieved incredible milestones, such as winning the Youth in Action for Sustainable Development Goals competition in Milan, but the prospects for growth do not end there: our team is cohesive and energetic, and we still have many ideas to develop. We hope that next year will prove to be just as successful and full of opportunities.

Giorgia

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