Epidemiology Unit

How do diseases spread? In this Project GUTS unit, students research contagious diseases and customize a computer model to explore how disease — or gossip, bullying or fashion— might spread within their school or neighborhood.

The primary goal of this unit is to engage students in simple interactive activities to explore epidemiology concepts, and in the use, modification, and creation of agent-based models to conduct experiments on simple contagion.

Partners and Sponsors: University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, National Science Foundation, Supercomputing Challenge, MIDAS program—National Institutes of Health.

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