2021 DIYA Research Summer Program

DIYA Research Overview

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Sriram Rajamani

Predicting cancer rates through water quality

Declining water quality has become a global issue of concern as human populations grow, industrial and agricultural activities expand, and climate change threatens to cause major alterations to the hydrological cycle. The impact of water quality decline is across the board – whether it is a threat to aquatic life, infectious diseases, or even long-term human health impacts. The next team of Diya researchers has studied cancer rates and water quality metrics.

Unsheltered homelessness

In 2019, the national rate of unsheltered homelessness was 6.3 persons per 10,000 people in the general population, but California, Hawaii, and Oregon had rates of unsheltered homelessness more than 3.5 times the national average. Our team of Diya researchers has taken up the study of homelessness and violent crime and specifically the problem of unsheltered homelessness.

Climate change - analyzing rise in average temp in LA

The world we live in is changing in fundamental ways. Climate and ecological changes are real and imminent. Whether it is preserving our way of life or adapting to global ecological and climate changes, we are going to have to deal with significant social impact due to changes in our environment. DIYA researchers has taken the challenge of analyzing the factors influencing average daily temperature rises in Los Angeles.

Analysis of students habits and family on academic performance

Education plays a significant part in shaping social, economic and political structures in today’s world. We can drive the biggest impact in the world by understanding and analyzing factors that affect our education system. Student academic performance is the report card for how we have been doing and the results have been very promising. Diya researchers have taken on a study to analyze how student habits and family plays a part in driving student academic performance, increasing our awareness of social factors impacting education.