Since 2017 HPCC Systems has taken part in Kennesaw State University’s annual Hackathon for Social Good held at the Joe Mack Wilson Student Center, Marietta Campus. The goal of this hackathon is to connect students with companies through workshops and mentoring to achieve a final product that can in some way help the community. This year was no different and in fact, was the most in-depth challenge HPCC Systems has offered so far. This year the Help Missing Kids Challenge was introduced.
This review paper highlights the significance of rewilding using reptiles for the purpose of ecological restoration and it outline the consequences for reptilian rewilding under climate change.
This Review supports SDGs 3 and 15 by exploring the links between climate change, biodiversity loss, and infectious diseases. The authors focus on the social, political, and financial factors that frame these issues, and suggest that a better understanding of these interactions is needed to drive solutions.
The paper highlights the interconnectedness of public health crises, such as pandemics, with biodiversity loss and climate change, as increased demand for materials to combat infectious diseases exacerbates environmental pressures, posing a threat to global sustainability and biodiversity.

2025's World Leprosy Day: A Unified Call for Dignity and Healing

Celebration and Recognition

World Leprosy Day is commemorated each year on the final Sunday of January, promoting worldwide unity in the battle against leprosy. On January 26th, 2025, this day will occur. In India, January 30th is an important event that is observed annually to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi's death anniversary. Gandhi was a strong supporter of the rights and respect for individuals stricken with leprosy.

The study forecasts AI-based innovation's impact on SDGs in 22 countries from 2022 to 2030 using System Dynamics Modeling. In most of the 22 countries studied, AI-based innovation positively affects SDGs 1, 3, and 5. For half of the countries studied, AI-based innovation positively influences SDGs 2, 4, 6–8, 11, 13, and 16–17. AI-based innovation does not positively influence SDGs 10, 12, 14–15 for most countries studied.
This chapter aligns with Goals 9 and 14 by studying the risk-based assessment methods associated with health, safety, and environmental protection of engineering structures and infrastructure, discussing how to prevent and mitigate oil and gas leaks, fires, explosions, and more.

Dynamic Aquaria, Fourth Edition: Building and Restoring Ecosystems and the Biosphere, 2024, pp 167-180

This chapter advances the UN SDG goals 13 and 14 by reviewing how to calculate species count in a high-veracity ecosystem model for use in climate resilience and aquatic conservation settings.

Advanced Vaccination Technologies for Infectious and Chronic Diseases: A Guide to Vaccinology, Developments in Immunology, 2024, Pages 51-62

This content aligns with Goal 3: Good Health. Presents the successful influenza vaccines (using hemagglutinin and neuraminidase proteins), hepatitis B surface antigen vaccine, and the human papillomavirus vaccines targeting viral capsid proteins.

The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, Volume 8, March 2024

Adolescent girls are not receiving the support they need to thrive and are continuously disadvantaged by inattention and broad inequalities that limit their tremendous potential. Their potential is enormous—as is their belief in a better future.