For my STEAM project I decided to do Scleroderma. Scleroderma is a rare autoimmune disorder characterized by the tightening and hardening of the skin and underlying connective tissues. This is caused by the overproduction of collagen in the connective tissues. For the art portion of this project, I used construction paper to create two models of skin and the underlying tissues, one healthy, and the other with scleroderma. I gave each model hair and a hair root, an eccrine sweat gland, a sebaceous gland, an arrector pili muscle, blood vessels, and sensory nerve fibers. Each model has an epithelial layer, connective tissue layer, and adipose tissue layer. I made the model with scleroderma have a thinner layer of adipose tissue at the bottom and a thicker layer of skin on the top. I also made the blood vessels on the scleroderma model thinner than the healthy model to show how Raynaud’s Phenomenon affects the blood vessels.