CDCM PHA STEM Lesson – Polio Eradication

In Polio Eradication, student scientists learn about how different types of vaccinations are being used to globally eradicate polio. Students design and test a vaccine carrier that can keep vaccines cool for use in remote areas and then communicate their findings to others.

Topics included in Polio Eradication:

  • Polio
  • Outbreaks
  • Vaccination
  • The Cutter incident
  • Disease eradication
  • Engineering design process
  • Scientific and health communication