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Pratham Chhabra presented at The Sixth Polygence Symposium of Rising Scholars. Interested in the next Symposium? Fill out the interest form here for more information.

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Pratham Chhabra

Foothill High SchoolClass of 2024

About

Hi, I'm Pratham! I am a Sophomore at Foothill High School in Pleasanton, California. Some of my passions include sports, business, data analytics, web development, graphic design, and most of all: I love meeting new people! My project meshes these interests and I am excited to eventually participate in science fairs and potentially even publish my research in a science journal!

Projects

  • The Instrumental Role of Contact Sports in the Development of Clinical Brain Conditions with mentor Sam (Working project)

Project Portfolio

The Instrumental Role of Contact Sports in the Development of Clinical Brain Conditions

Abstract or project description

## Since 2015, National Football League (NFL) head injuries have reached upwards of 1500, threatening to trigger ever-lasting and critical complications in the world’s most premiere athletes. Through data analysis and filtration methods, I extract insight the root cause of such concussions and their effect on the human brain. Through my research, I hope to provide the necessary information for athletes and football leagues to insure safety. In fact, although current-day equipment is used as protection, it still does not prove effective in preventing injury. In this work, I explain why this is the case, how gear can be designed to better fit the safety needs of competitors, and what brain conditions are unfortunately acquired later in life.