Faculty Advisor

Davis, Paul W.

Faculty Advisor

Hanlan, James P.

Project Center

Washington, DC


This project was conducted with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to investigate physical causes of concussions and prevention methods to address them, particularly in youth sports. Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injury, a leading cause of death and disability among children. After evaluating occurrence data from the Commission’s NEISS database and surveying student athletes, we determined which physical causes of concussions in sports presented potential for a reduction in concussions and encouraged action to address these concerns.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts