Tenth grade students in Mr. Vincent Perez's science class at The Academy Charter High School in Santa Ana showcased their fall research during a poster session for the public on September 19th.
Mr. Perez had selected the top infectious diseases from the U.S. Center for Disease Control in Atlanta and asked students to select their top three choices. Based upon their selections, students were organized in teams of four to research the history, range, symptoms, and treatment of the disease and propose a new treatment, including unit cost and a dissemination plan.
Among the diseases selected were Poliomyelitis, Tuberculosis, Leprosy, Dengue Fever, Ebola, Malaria, Meningococcal Meningitis, Smallpox, Hepatitis B, and Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever.
Reviewers from UC Irvine and from the community listened to the student presentations, which included a public service announcement, either print or video, promoting their proposed treatment, and then offered praise and suggestions for improvement.
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