Workshop on Education and Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Held on April 1 & 2, 2021

Workshop Mission and Vision Statements

Education

This half-day workshop will target math biologists at all levels, focusing on links between education, diversity and research. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and educators to share and exchange experiences and ideas on education in the current rapidly changing environment of mathematical biology. We will look at the evidence regarding hypotheses, cutting across different levels of education and across different groups, to find common features, characteristics of success and identify paths forward.


REUs

This workshop aims to engage with faculty, undergraduate students, and high school students who are interested in learning more about REU programs. We will have speakers and interactive Question & Answer (Q&A) panel discussions to help give background information on REUs, how students can learn about programs and prepare applications. We will also provide a forum for general discussions and answering any questions. We hope this workshop will be helpful in further engaging the community providing opportunities for learning more about how to participate in as well as organize REUs in Applied Mathematics and Biological Sciences. We look forward to you joining us at this event.

Presentations

Education Workshop

Plenary Talk: Interdisciplinary Translational Mathematical Biology Education at Moffitt Cancer Center

Heiko Enderling | Moffitt Cancer Center

Video_HEnderling.mp4
Edu_HEnderling.pdf

BioCalculus Assessment Tool

Lou Gross | University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Video_LGross.mp4
Edu_LGross.ppt

Prereq-free Math Modeling: Solidifying core math skills through discovery and computer-based modeling

Katie Montovan | Bennington College

Video_KMontovan.mp4

Things I learned as an interdisciplinary graduate student

Shelby Scott | University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Video_SScott.mp4
Edu_SScott.pdf

A Model of Institutional and Community Transformation for Teaching and Learning Quantitative Reasoning in the Biological Sciences

Kathleen Hoffman | University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Video_KHoffman.mp4
Edu_KHoffman.pdf

Big and small projects for learning in differential equations and modelling courses

Amanda Laubmeier | Texas Tech University

Video_ALaubmeier.mp4
Edu_ALaubmeier.pdf

Teaching while trans

Stacey Smith? | University of Ottawa

Video_SSmith?.mp4
Edu_SSmith?.pdf

REUs Workshop

Talk Title

German Enciso | University of California, Irvine

Video_GEncisco.mp4

Talk Title

Laura Kubatko | The Ohio State University/MBI

Video_LKubatko.mp4
REU_LKubatko.pptx

REU Programs at NIMBios

Suzanne Lenhart | University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Video_SLenhart.mp4
REU_SLenhart.pdf

Ecological Modeling of the Upper Mississippi River Basin

James Peirce | University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Video_JPeirce.mp4
REU_JPeirce.pdf

Workshop Organizing Committee

Fred Adler (Co-chair of REU) | University of Utah

Mark Alber | University of California, Riverside

Paul Atzberger (Co-chair of REU) | University of California, Santa Barbara

Mikahl Banwarth-Kuhn | University of California, Merced

Weitao Chen (Co-chair of Education) | University of California, Riverside

Veronica Ciocanel (Co-chair of REU) | Duke University

Stanca Ciupe | Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Chiu-Yen Kao | Claremont McKenna College

Reginald McGee | College of the Holy Cross

Shelby Scott | University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Suzanne Sindi | University of California, Merced

Stacey Smith? (Co-chair of Education) | University of Ottawa

Qixuan Wang (Co-chair of Education) | University of California, Riverside

Roya Zandi | University of California, Riverside