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Training Undergraduates
  in Mathematical Biology
using Research with Faculty

           Jason Miller, Ph.D.
       Depar...
Outline




          JMM, 6 January 2009
           Washington, D.C.
Outline
• Where




                    JMM, 6 January 2009
                     Washington, D.C.
Outline
• Where
• Program Goals




                       JMM, 6 January 2009
                        Washington, D.C.
Outline
• Where
• Program Goals
• Current Program



                       JMM, 6 January 2009
                        Wa...
Outline
• Where
• Program Goals
• Current Program
• Concluding Remarks


                       JMM, 6 January 2009
      ...
Truman
         JMM, 6 January 2009
          Washington, D.C.
JMM, 6 January 2009
 Washington, D.C.
JMM, 6 January 2009
 Washington, D.C.
JMM, 6 January 2009
 Washington, D.C.
Professional Societies
Professional Societies
Professional Societies
Professional Societies
Professional Societies
Professional Societies
Mathematical Biology
  Seminar (since 2003)




                     JMM, 6 January 2009
                      Washington,...
Mathematical Biology
   Seminar (since 2003)
• Program fulcrum




                      JMM, 6 January 2009
             ...
Mathematical Biology
   Seminar (since 2003)
• Program fulcrum
• Biweekly meeting of faculty and
  undergraduates




    ...
Mathematical Biology
   Seminar (since 2003)
• Program fulcrum
• Biweekly meeting of faculty and
  undergraduates
• Initia...
Mathematical Biology
   Seminar (since 2003)
• Program fulcrum
• Biweekly meeting of faculty and
  undergraduates
• Initia...
Professional Societies
Professional Societies
JMM, 6 January 2009
 Washington, D.C.
• Allowed us to do the following over two
  years:




                                            JMM, 6 January 2009
   ...
• Allowed us to do the following over two
  years:

 • Develop some interdisciplinary courses




                        ...
• Allowed us to do the following over two
  years:

 • Develop some interdisciplinary courses
       Bioinformatics




  ...
• Allowed us to do the following over two
  years:

 • Develop some interdisciplinary courses
       Bioinformatics
      ...
• Allowed us to do the following over two
  years:

 • Develop some interdisciplinary courses
       Bioinformatics   Intr...
• Allowed us to do the following over two
  years:

 • Develop some interdisciplinary courses
       Bioinformatics   Intr...
• Allowed us to do the following over two
  years:

 • Develop some interdisciplinary courses
       Bioinformatics   Intr...
• Allowed us to do the following over two
  years:

 • Develop some interdisciplinary courses
       Bioinformatics     In...
• Allowed us to do the following over two
  years:

 • Develop some interdisciplinary courses
       Bioinformatics     In...
Introduction to Mathematical Biology




                               JMM, 6 January 2009
                              ...
Bioinformatics




                 JMM, 6 January 2009
                  Washington, D.C.
Biostatistics




                JMM, 6 January 2009
                 Washington, D.C.
Introduction to Scientific Programming




                               JMM, 6 January 2009
                             ...
Interdisciplinary Research Teams




                             JMM, 6 January 2009
                              Washin...
JMM, 6 January 2009
 Washington, D.C.
Interdisciplinary Minor




                      JMM, 6 January 2009
                       Washington, D.C.
Interdisciplinary Minor
• Designed to foster thoughtful integration of
  skills and knowledge in mathematics and
  biology...
Interdisciplinary Minor
• Designed to foster thoughtful integration of
  skills and knowledge in mathematics and
  biology...
Interdisciplinary Minor
• Designed to foster thoughtful integration of
  skills and knowledge in mathematics and
  biology...
Minor’s Outcomes




                   JMM, 6 January 2009
                    Washington, D.C.
Minor’s Outcomes
   • Data Acquisition




                        JMM, 6 January 2009
                         Washington...
Minor’s Outcomes
   • Data Acquisition
   • Modeling




                        JMM, 6 January 2009
                     ...
Minor’s Outcomes
   • Data Acquisition
   • Modeling
   • Computation




                        JMM, 6 January 2009
    ...
Minor’s Outcomes
   • Data Acquisition
   • Modeling
   • Computation
   • Statistics



                        JMM, 6 Ja...
Minor’s Outcomes
   • Data Acquisition
   • Modeling
   • Computation
   • Statistics
   • Research


                    ...
Requirements




               JMM, 6 January 2009
                Washington, D.C.
Requirements
• Demonstrate proficiencies in each category
  (though research, courses)




                                ...
Requirements
• Demonstrate proficiencies in each category
  (though research, courses)
• Earn 15+ credits doing so (must ta...
Requirements
• Demonstrate proficiencies in each category
  (though research, courses)
• Earn 15+ credits doing so (must ta...
Requirements
• Demonstrate proficiencies in each category
  (though research, courses)
• Earn 15+ credits doing so (must ta...
JMM, 6 January 2009
 Washington, D.C.
JMM, 6 January 2009
 Washington, D.C.
JMM, 6 January 2009
 Washington, D.C.
JMM, 6 January 2009
 Washington, D.C.
Social Relevance
• With quantitative techniques, students can
  contribute to understanding serious social
  issues
  publ...
JMM, 6 January 2009
 Washington, D.C.
FBI,
St. Louis Field
Office




Donald Danforth
Plant Science
Center



Wolfram
Research




JMM, 6 January 2009
 Washingto...
http://mathbio.truman.edu




This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under NSF
UBM ...
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Training Undergraduates in Mathematical Biology using Research with Faculty

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Truman State University has Missouri's only undergraduate program in mathematical biology. We prepare undergraduate to work at the intersection of the life and mathematical sciences through coursework and through an innovative, team-based research program.

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Training Undergraduates in Mathematical Biology using Research with Faculty

  1. 1. Training Undergraduates in Mathematical Biology using Research with Faculty Jason Miller, Ph.D. Department of Mathematics Truman State University JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  2. 2. Outline JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  3. 3. Outline • Where JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  4. 4. Outline • Where • Program Goals JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  5. 5. Outline • Where • Program Goals • Current Program JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  6. 6. Outline • Where • Program Goals • Current Program • Concluding Remarks JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  7. 7. Truman JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  8. 8. JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  9. 9. JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  10. 10. JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  11. 11. Professional Societies
  12. 12. Professional Societies
  13. 13. Professional Societies
  14. 14. Professional Societies
  15. 15. Professional Societies
  16. 16. Professional Societies
  17. 17. Mathematical Biology Seminar (since 2003) JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  18. 18. Mathematical Biology Seminar (since 2003) • Program fulcrum JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  19. 19. Mathematical Biology Seminar (since 2003) • Program fulcrum • Biweekly meeting of faculty and undergraduates JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  20. 20. Mathematical Biology Seminar (since 2003) • Program fulcrum • Biweekly meeting of faculty and undergraduates • Initially, a “Biology Fashion Show” JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  21. 21. Mathematical Biology Seminar (since 2003) • Program fulcrum • Biweekly meeting of faculty and undergraduates • Initially, a “Biology Fashion Show” • Engineered several cross-disciplinary, research hook-ups JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  22. 22. Professional Societies
  23. 23. Professional Societies
  24. 24. JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  25. 25. • Allowed us to do the following over two years: JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  26. 26. • Allowed us to do the following over two years: • Develop some interdisciplinary courses JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  27. 27. • Allowed us to do the following over two years: • Develop some interdisciplinary courses Bioinformatics JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  28. 28. • Allowed us to do the following over two years: • Develop some interdisciplinary courses Bioinformatics Biostatistics JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  29. 29. • Allowed us to do the following over two years: • Develop some interdisciplinary courses Bioinformatics Intro to MathBio Biostatistics JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  30. 30. • Allowed us to do the following over two years: • Develop some interdisciplinary courses Bioinformatics Intro to MathBio Biostatistics Intro to Scientific Programming JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  31. 31. • Allowed us to do the following over two years: • Develop some interdisciplinary courses Bioinformatics Intro to MathBio Biostatistics Intro to Scientific Programming • Run two interdisciplinary research teams each summer JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  32. 32. • Allowed us to do the following over two years: • Develop some interdisciplinary courses Bioinformatics Intro to MathBio Biostatistics Intro to Scientific Programming • Run two interdisciplinary research teams each summer Math+Bio Pair of Faculty each JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  33. 33. • Allowed us to do the following over two years: • Develop some interdisciplinary courses Bioinformatics Intro to MathBio Biostatistics Intro to Scientific Programming • Run two interdisciplinary research teams each summer Math+Bio Pair of Faculty each Math+Bio Pair of Student each JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  34. 34. Introduction to Mathematical Biology JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  35. 35. Bioinformatics JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  36. 36. Biostatistics JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  37. 37. Introduction to Scientific Programming JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  38. 38. Interdisciplinary Research Teams JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  39. 39. JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  40. 40. Interdisciplinary Minor JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  41. 41. Interdisciplinary Minor • Designed to foster thoughtful integration of skills and knowledge in mathematics and biology JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  42. 42. Interdisciplinary Minor • Designed to foster thoughtful integration of skills and knowledge in mathematics and biology • outcome based (electronic portfolio), not course/credit based JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  43. 43. Interdisciplinary Minor • Designed to foster thoughtful integration of skills and knowledge in mathematics and biology • outcome based (electronic portfolio), not course/credit based • for majors in biology, mathematics, computer science, agricultural science JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  44. 44. Minor’s Outcomes JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  45. 45. Minor’s Outcomes • Data Acquisition JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  46. 46. Minor’s Outcomes • Data Acquisition • Modeling JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  47. 47. Minor’s Outcomes • Data Acquisition • Modeling • Computation JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  48. 48. Minor’s Outcomes • Data Acquisition • Modeling • Computation • Statistics JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  49. 49. Minor’s Outcomes • Data Acquisition • Modeling • Computation • Statistics • Research JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  50. 50. Requirements JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  51. 51. Requirements • Demonstrate proficiencies in each category (though research, courses) JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  52. 52. Requirements • Demonstrate proficiencies in each category (though research, courses) • Earn 15+ credits doing so (must take Intro to MathBio) JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  53. 53. Requirements • Demonstrate proficiencies in each category (though research, courses) • Earn 15+ credits doing so (must take Intro to MathBio) • Attend MathBio Seminar JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  54. 54. Requirements • Demonstrate proficiencies in each category (though research, courses) • Earn 15+ credits doing so (must take Intro to MathBio) • Attend MathBio Seminar • Participate in two half-semester program workshops/seminars JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  55. 55. JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  56. 56. JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  57. 57. JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  58. 58. JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  59. 59. Social Relevance • With quantitative techniques, students can contribute to understanding serious social issues public health cancer disease control genetic engineering bio-warfare human performance bio-technology enhancement bio-inspired science resource management robotics public policy (Chris Arney, USMA) JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  60. 60. JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  61. 61. FBI, St. Louis Field Office Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Wolfram Research JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.
  62. 62. http://mathbio.truman.edu This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under NSF UBM #0337769 and NSF UBM #0436348. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. JMM, 6 January 2009 Washington, D.C.

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