I chose to do my STEAM project on MS as I have had family members affected by the disease and I wanted to understand it as much as possible. I made nerve cells out of clay to show the degeneration caused by the attacks and flare ups. I feel that an model or illustration on what is happening on the cellular level helps give an understanding in the depths of the effects of the disease. We can see the damaged myelin and the axonal loss that results from the long term effects of the disease. By visualizing the damage we can get an idea of how the symptoms of MS are caused. These damaged cells form the plaques that are one of the hallmarks of MS. I learned a lot on my research for this project and realize that there is a lot left to learn.