A website that can serve as a database for students and parents to learn more about recent news and research being done on e-cigarettes
Implement new lessons into the 9th and 10th grade Health Curriculum (Collaborate with the FCPS Life education program)
Lessons created in health and biology class
Talk at already popular seminars such as the Meet the Coaches and College Night. In addition, talks at the parent meeting, tobacco intervention program, intervention seminar, and staff training program.
In 2017, founder Sid Thakker started his research at Georgetown University studying under Dr. Bob Yasuda working on Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors with the genetic tool CRISPR-Cas9. Interning at the lab proved to be a life-changing experience and introduced Sid to molecular biology, a passion of his.
This year proved to be Sid's biggest and most influential year. In May, Sid attended the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ. There he met the over 1700 finalists from all around the world. He was also awarded the 2nd place award for Addiction presented by the National Institute of Drug Abuse.
Later in the year, Sid founded NicReport as a way to educate students in the Fairfax County area second largest county in the US) on e-cigarettes. Now certified as a 501(c)(3) he is partnered with the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and Georgetown University (Medical campus).
In the beginning of 2020, NicReport worked to create an impact not just in its home school, James Madison High, but in other local high schools. In collaboration with the Assistant Superintendent of FCPS and Principal of James Madison High we have created a country certified curriculum that is ready to be expanded to other high schools.
Prior to the COVID-19 epidemic we had plans to expand into Langley High School, Oakton High School, and South Lakes High School. Due to the fact that schools are shut down, we have moved operations to educating students and parents about the connection between COVID-19 and Vaping. In addition, we have been working closely with the FCPS work-based learning branch to help kids take their ideas into actual products to better the community.