Female Reproductive System and it’s effects on Mental Health.

  This my visual representation of the female reproductive system made out of candy to mimic stained glass. I believe stained glass is beautiful, which is how I wanted to represent the female reproductive system. In my project, I wanted to take a different approach and speak a little about …

Rheumatoid Arthritis


I talk about the humoral adaptive response and have an interactive activity to show you how the symptoms of RA affect the patient.

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Ectopia Cordis Model


For my project, I made a model of a chest with the rare heart condition, Ectopia Cordis. It was my goal to simulate the effects of this condition as it would appear on a newborn, and depict how the heart develops outside of the chest cavity, and is made visible from the abdominal wall. I based my topic on Course Objective #42, as I wanted to learn more about abnormalities in the formation and structure of the heart. I believe I also briefly touched on Objective #19 as well, as this defect is formed during the early development of a fetus. This condition is cause when the sternum doesn’t fuse properly in utero and as the heart forms, it does so from the protection of the chest cavity. Despite the high mortality rate at infancy, several patients with this condition are able to still maintain a lifestyle, but are at risk of higher health complications. To simulate the condition, I baked a loaf of bread to act as the chest area and inserted a potato in the center to act as the heart. I used red dye and spray glue to give my “heart” a more realistic, textured appearance at it emerges through the “cavity”.  




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Long Term Impacts of PM 2.5 Crossing the Respiratory Membrane

PM 2.5 is fine inhalable particulate matter less than 2.5 µm in diameter (about 1/30th the width of a human hair). Fairbanks has serious problems with PM 2.5; levels often exceed the standard set by the EPA.  Many epidemiological studies show a strong correlation between exposure to PM 2.5 and …

Juvenile Polyps

My STEAM project is about juvenile polyps. I made a short video explaining how juvenile polyps disrupt our digestive system, a unit we most recently went over. I also share how polyps develop under an unfortunate mutation in the immune system. The immune system is a unit we went over towards the beginning of the semester.


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