Students showcasing vaccine culture and research at a fair in the United States

The Covid-19 pandemic has sparked the enthusiasm of high school students Pietro Andrade Quinzani and Joo Pedro Sassi Sandre, interested in understanding the behavior of people who are skeptical of vaccines. From this observation was born the Anti-Skeptical Project: Hofstead’s Cultural Matrix Clustering, which took the two to Atlanta in the United States.

The anti-skeptic was highlighted at the FABRES (Brazil Science and Engineering Fair) at the USP (University of So Paulo) and with it the boys were able to present the project at the ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair ) last week.

By another name, Anti-skeptic emerged with the goal of understanding the cultural impact surrounding questions about vaccine effectiveness. “We tried to tie these two things together, and we had to learn by researching both statistics and machine learning, says Pietro.

Machine learning is a field of engineering and computer science that analyzes patterns, the ability of computers to learn based on responses, crosses and associations of data.

“In addition to learning how to work with tools, the opportunity to participate in Fabres was great because we learned a lot throughout the process and in the United States, in addition to achieving a dream, we develop With each presentation , we give arguments to the judges.

Pietro and Joo Pedro are still in their second year of high school at Porto Seguro College and intend to continue their research. “I always intended to study engineering at university, but now that I’m doing behavioral research, I have a lot of different ideas, but we want to go to trade shows again. ‘next year.”

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