**Team Number: **39

**School Name: **Las Cruces High School

**Area of Science: **Environmental Sciences

**Project Title: **Future of New Mexico

The purpose of this project is to find out what the effect of a disaster will have on the population of New Mexico. Disasters that we may use are The Plague or water poisoning.

We are going to find out what the population of New Mexico will be in 10 years. We will use the rate of growth from the previous 10 years to estimate the growth for the next 10 years. We will be assuming the increased birth rate, due to the increased population, will negate the effect of mortality. We will first do a control project to estimate the population. After that is completed we will integrate the main problem, which is the disasters.

This project is being done in order to help the population at large understand the future of this great state. Without this, we would not have a good estimate of the population in ten years if a catastrophe occurred. It will also help others understand the social development of this state.

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