Contagion: Pandemic Response

i2 Camp Outbreak Alert

Topic: Genetics, DNA & The Human Body
Developed by: Engineering is Elementary, Museum of Science

Was it just a bad flu season? Within days, hospitals were overrun. The infection quickly spread into a global pandemic with millions of people seriously ill. Schools and businesses closed, and people were not allowed out of their homes. What would you do? In this course, you will explore how we can prepare for outbreaks of highly contagious diseases in a world where we are more connected than ever. You will consider real-life and fictional epidemics — Spanish Flu, the Black Plague, and even zombies — to engineer and test a system to respond to an outbreak and prevent a pandemic.

Last updated
November 25, 2015