Amber Barron

Materials Engineering for a Better World

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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