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CEE student, Juhee Bae, is on winning team in Global Challenge Competition

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Juhee BaeOpenIR, a web application designed to make data accessible after disasters, won a $7,500 prize in this year’s MIT Global Challenge Competition on May 3. The team included CEE and urban studies and planning double major Juhee Bae, a junior who used her experience in community outreach and GIS (geographical information systems) software. By translating satellite data into an easily readable form after a catastrophic event, more people could get vital information such as water depth, size of oil slicks or the extent of fire damage.