School: SANTA FE HIGH
Area of Science: Medicine and Health
Abstract: Asthma is a chronic illness effecting many children, adults, and elders across the world. Asthma has become a serious, increasing threat to generations to come. Many environmental and physiological stimuli, known as triggers, cause asthma attacks. Air pollution, cigarette smoke, and allergens are examples of triggers. Genetics and other factors also play a key role in the probability of a person developing asthma.
Using C++ or Java, the project will predict the number of people who will have asthma in seventy-five years. The model will include such factors as age, pollution, genetics, and smoking (including ETS, environmental tobacco smoking). The project will reveal the factors that are the most serious, which will aid the understanding of how to lessen the threat of a person developing asthma.
Sponsoring Teacher: Anita Gerlach