Title

Mathematical Modeling of the United States Southern Border Migrant Camp Crisis

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

18-5-2020

Abstract

As of July 2019, the United States government has reported a 66% increase in migrant children being held in immigration processing detention centers. The increase in migration without evidence based policy is causing concerns such as overcrowding, unsanitary conditions, poor living environments, and decreases in the mental and physical health of those being held in detention centers. We are interested in the financial, social, and health effects that occur in the conditions these children are in. What can math show us about what we can do to alleviate the issues occurring at these Migrant Detention Centers? We investigated the outbreaks in these facilities and determined the extent of infection by utilizing the differential equations in SIR models and analyzed the financial data to determine possible impacts on migrant children. College of the Sciences Presentation Award Winner.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Brandy Wiegars

Department/Program

Mathematics

Additional Mentoring Department

https://cwu.studentopportunitycenter.com/2020/04/mathematical-modeling-of-the-united-states-southern-border-migrant-camp-crisis/

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May 18th, 12:00 PM

Mathematical Modeling of the United States Southern Border Migrant Camp Crisis

Ellensburg

As of July 2019, the United States government has reported a 66% increase in migrant children being held in immigration processing detention centers. The increase in migration without evidence based policy is causing concerns such as overcrowding, unsanitary conditions, poor living environments, and decreases in the mental and physical health of those being held in detention centers. We are interested in the financial, social, and health effects that occur in the conditions these children are in. What can math show us about what we can do to alleviate the issues occurring at these Migrant Detention Centers? We investigated the outbreaks in these facilities and determined the extent of infection by utilizing the differential equations in SIR models and analyzed the financial data to determine possible impacts on migrant children. College of the Sciences Presentation Award Winner.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2020/COTS/78