Lily Baron helped a business partner open a teashop in Kasese, Uganda, from afar as part of her senior project at the Ross School. Morgan McGivern
Joe Ando-Hirsh recently built a wind fan that powers a water purification system. Inspired while on a trip to the Galapagos Islands, the Ross School senior hopes his project might provide rural dwellers with access to clean drinking water. Morgan McGivern

With Governor Andrew Cuomo now projecting a $2 billion surplus for New York, Mr. Thiele and Mr. LaValle hope to return some of that money into school coffers.