drinking and driving: blood alcohol concentration
 

1. Airport Security (’07)
Travis Mandell

How do breaches affect airport security?

Model Diagram
• Student Paper

2. Australian Rabbits (’04)
Stephanie Hemmingson

Does the introduction of a virus adequately control an exploding population in the case of myxomatosis and the European rabbit in Australia?

Model Diagram
• Student Paper

3. Bamboo Flowering (’09)
Tommy Hollenberg and
Ben Nejad

How much of a rat bounty will effectively curb the food shortage caused by the rat population explosion after the fruiting of the bamboo every 48 years?

Model Diagram
• Student Paper

4. Beef Production & CO2 (’09)
Pedro Alzaga Elizondo and
Alison Kibe

How does the increasing production of Beef impact the growing global climate problem?

Model Diagram
• Student Paper

• Student Presentation

5. Bird Flu (’09)
Jamey Coates

What could bird flu do to a human Population?

Model Diagram
• Student Paper

6. Brain Receptors (’03)
Jeanine Amacher

How do receptors work in the human brain?

Model Diagram
• Student Paper



 

 

7. Cervical Cancer (’04)
Jonathan Kadish and
Kimberlee Pelster

How does the number of females infected with cervical cancer change as the percent receiving pap tests increases?

Model Diagram
Student Paper

8. Crime & Jobs (’08)
Will Olson

What is the Effect of Jobs and Crime on a City’s Population?

Model Diagram
• Student Paper

9. GABA & Drug Receptors (’03)
Maarika Teose

How does the level of GABA in the synapse affect the rate of receptor binding and thus affect the depth of anesthesia a person may feel?

Model Diagram
• Student Paper

10. Maternity Wards (’03)
Megan Hoarfrost

How can the structure of a maternity ward be amended to increase the number of patients moving through the ward?

Model Diagram
• Student Paper

11. Tay-Sachs Disease (’01)
Charles Runckel and
Ben Zimmerman

How does genetic screening affect a closed community afflicted with the Tay-Sachs disease?

Model Diagram
• Student Paper

12. Vehicular Pollution (’05)
Laurel Narizny

Is vehicular pollution a pending crisis?

Model Diagram
• Student Paper



Featured Student Projects
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with video presentations

Student Projects
See student projects
with video presentations

 
ADDITIONAL PROJECTS

 

Student Models, and Papers
from Wilson High School, Portland, Oregon (2001–2009) and
from Franklin High School, Portland, Oregon (1991–2000)


The students in these modeling classes are intelligent, focused, curious, and willing to try a new learning methodology that is very different from what they have used in the past. That makes them risk-takers as well. There are many students with these qualities around the United States and the world.

Various college professors have commented that the depth of analysis evident in the student papers is more typical of a college level student than a high school student. What the students have accomplished, in designing models of complex systems and writing technical papers, is accessible to high school students anywhere.

More than a few of the modeling students, upon returning to visit the high school after attending college, have mentioned that this course changed the way they think about the world. They have internalized (to various degrees) the interconnected character of systems, the view that feedback pressures control system behavior, and are aware of the influence that delays exert when policy makers are surprised by unintended consequences of their short-term fixes to serious issues.

It is this change in thinking that is essential to develop, in teachers and students alike, if we are to have a chance to solve the vast range of systemic problems we, and our students, face now and in the future.


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