Posts by: Daniel McHugh

Daniel is a senior communications studies major with a concentration in advocacy and a minor in writing. After graduation, he hopes to get a job working in advocacy or government. He's very interested in how drone technology can be used to solve complicated humanitarian issues. In his free time he enjoys reading and playing tennis.
Showcasing A Brighter Future

Showcasing A Brighter Future

Landmines
Landmines are the world’s worst serial killer. In 2014 alone, nearly 4,000 people were injured or killed by these explosive remnants of war. 80 percent of those victims were civilians. ... Read more
Taking To The Air To Make It Safe To Walk Again

Taking To The Air To Make It Safe To Walk Again

Landmines
  A group of JMU students build a set of drones to detect and detonate landmines Harrisonburg, VA– On December 7, 2016 a group of James Madison University students will ... Read more
Detecting Problems Through Solutions and Critiques

Detecting Problems Through Solutions and Critiques

Landmines
The Landmines Team presents the prototype of their detonation drone. Detecting dormant landmines underground takes a lot more than just a simple metal detector. Workers are forced to navigate through ... Read more
The Ethics of Demining

The Ethics of Demining

Landmines
Removing landmines almost always comes with some sort of cost. Whether it’s risk of injury or damage to the environment, landmine removal can cause serious problems. This calls into question ... Read more
Turning the Frequency Up

Turning the Frequency Up

Landmines
When someone turns on their radio to listen to their favorite song, they rarely ever think about how that song reaches their ears. But when they do, they enter into ... Read more
First Encounters and New Challenges

First Encounters and New Challenges

Landmines
The Landmines Team has their first meeting with their mentor, Ken Rutherford. Today, the Landmines Team finally got the opportunity to meet with their mentor, Ken Rutherford. This meeting provided ... Read more
The Landmines Team Meets

The Landmines Team Meets

Landmines
With the help of professors, other students, and the university itself, this team wants to make it safe to walk again for millions of people around the world. Walking to ... Read more