Event Title

The Effectiveness of a Cultural Competency Curriculum Taught to Middle School Students, Social Media’s Correlation with Mental Health, and the Future of Customizable 3D Printed Hands

Advisor(s)

David Lundgren; Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Dr. Sowmya Anjur; Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Discipline

Medical and Health Sciences

Start Date

21-4-2021 10:25 AM

End Date

21-4-2021 10:40 AM

Abstract

June’s Learning Laboratory (JLL) has developed a cultural competency curriculum to educate middle school students about the cultures and experiences of those around them and their role in the world. We will conduct research testing the effectiveness of this newly constructed curriculum by comparing the data collected from the surveys given to the participants before and after being taught the curriculum. In recent years, the number of individuals interested in owning a cost-effective, multi-use prosthetic has grown. JLL is currently working towards creating inexpensive, customizable designs for future prosthetic hands to aid in a variety of daily activities. Unfortunately, due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, JLL possesses no feedback from prosthetic wearers on how to improve the design of the hand. Social media continues to grow as a platform, allowing individuals to share their lives with others; however, with the abundance of information available through such platforms, the mental health of individuals of all ages has been affected either positively or negatively. To determine the relationship between students and the effects of social media on their mental health, we developed a survey which has yet to be sent out and data is to be collected.

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Apr 21st, 10:25 AM Apr 21st, 10:40 AM

The Effectiveness of a Cultural Competency Curriculum Taught to Middle School Students, Social Media’s Correlation with Mental Health, and the Future of Customizable 3D Printed Hands

June’s Learning Laboratory (JLL) has developed a cultural competency curriculum to educate middle school students about the cultures and experiences of those around them and their role in the world. We will conduct research testing the effectiveness of this newly constructed curriculum by comparing the data collected from the surveys given to the participants before and after being taught the curriculum. In recent years, the number of individuals interested in owning a cost-effective, multi-use prosthetic has grown. JLL is currently working towards creating inexpensive, customizable designs for future prosthetic hands to aid in a variety of daily activities. Unfortunately, due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, JLL possesses no feedback from prosthetic wearers on how to improve the design of the hand. Social media continues to grow as a platform, allowing individuals to share their lives with others; however, with the abundance of information available through such platforms, the mental health of individuals of all ages has been affected either positively or negatively. To determine the relationship between students and the effects of social media on their mental health, we developed a survey which has yet to be sent out and data is to be collected.