Students in the course ENV 304: "Disease Ecology, Economics and Policy" gathered in the Guyot Atrium Dec. 14 to present posters of their research projects for the Fall 2017 semester. Taught by PEI associated faculty Bryan Grenfell, the Kathryn Briger and Sarah Fenton Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, the course focuses on the emergence and spread of disease in the context of disease ecology, economics and human behavior.
During the semester, students use data and epidemiological models to describe the dynamics of a particular disease then present a poster of their work at the final class session. Students presented their work for 3-5 minutes to at least two graders, who asked each student questions about their work and reviewed their posters. Among other questions, graders' asked students about the methods they used for their analysis, the implications of their results, and the future steps they would recommend to someone wanting to build on their work.
Scenes from the afternoon poster session are below followed by a slideshow of additional photos.