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Computer science student develops winning LoboEats app

March 8, 2022

Between classes, exams, and learning to live on their own – college can be a difficult time of growth for students. On top of that stress, 29 percent of undergraduate students at UNM report they are food insecure and are not able to consistently access the nutrition they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle, according to the 2021 Basic Needs Insecurity at UNM report. Meanwhile, university functions and events leave departments with a significant amount of leftover food, and no productive way of using it.

UNM computer science and economics student Biraj Silwal was invited to join a group of Honors College students to create a mobile phone app to connect hungry Lobos to free food. He brought the technical skills to the team, but his motivation to work on the problem did not start with the invitation.

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