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Computational and Mathematical Biology


Computational and Mathematical Biology

Eric Marland, Raina Robeva, Robin Davies
June 18-23, 2006
Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar, VA

Offered in conjunction with the National Computational Science Institute workshop on Computational Biology for Biology Educators http://www.computationalscience.org

Registration for this workshop is closed

As the process of integrating mathematics and biology gains momentum and faculty are convinced of the need to bring the two fields together, it has become clear that we need to focus more on “how” to achieve this integration. This workshop will focus on making this integration process easier and more seamless by identifying, evaluating, and developing materials that can be inserted into a standard course in mathematics or biology without disrupting the flow of the course. During the course of the workshop, participants will:
  • Discuss educational trends in mathematical and computational biology
  • Use web-ready software to develop interactive online simulations
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams of mathematicians and biologists
  • Develop materials for integrating mathematics and biology in the classroom
  • Become part of a network of other faculty who are interested in helping students learn about science at the interface of the biological and mathematical sciences.
Materials produced will have the opportunity for submission to the National Science Digital Library (http://nsdl.org) through the Computational Science Reference Desk (http://www.shodor.org/refdesk/) as a reference for biology and mathematical science faculty wishing to integrate biology, mathematics, and computer science in their classrooms. It would be helpful but not necessary for participants to have some prior experience in the integration of these fields, however, selected readings will be suggested or provided prior to the workshop to provide a common base. Attendees of our previous workshops are encouraged to attend as well.

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