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QUBES HappeningsView all
September 12–December 02
QUBES is pleased to offer a unique networking and professional development opportunity from September – December 2016 for faculty interested in alleviating math anxiety in undergraduate biology students. This mentoring network will familiarize faculty with background on how math attitudes can impact Biology students, and help participants explore a range of tools to address math attitudes and anxiety in their Biology courses.
Contact: Arietta Fleming-Davies
October 05, 2015–August 18, 2016
B2 Scholars are biologists and biology educators at two-year colleges who demonstrate a strong commitment to advancing their teaching practices by developing their individual scholarship in such areas as teaching, research, grant writing, and assessment. The B2 Scholars also engage with organizations and initiatives working to increase the success of biology students.
Registration: By invitation only.
Contact: Kristin Jenkins
June 01–December 15
BioInteractive offers free, engaging multimedia resources on a variety of science topics. In this group, participants will work in collaborative groups to adapt existing BioInteractive materials that focus on quantitative skills, have rich data sets, and are paired with primary literature for use in undergraduate introductory biology courses.
Contact: Kristin Jenkins
We invite you to the Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB workshop focused on building students’ ability to solve problems with computation using MATLAB in their STEM courses. Participants will share their successes developing computational skills using MATLAB in the undergraduate classroom and discuss best practices for the community. By attending the workshop, you will be part of a community effort to bring together best practices and teaching materials that will be made freely available through the SERC website. MathWorks (makers of MATLAB®) is sponsoring the workshop.
Location: Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Date: October 23-25, 2016
Application: Apply till September 2
August 8-12, 2016, MBI, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!
The MBI Capstone Conference offers undergraduate student researchers in the mathematical biosciences an opportunity to present their work on the national stage.
Applications submitted by July 20, 2016 will receive full consideration.
July 18-22, 2016
The course is designed primarily for college professors and instructors who want to add individual-based modeling to their teaching and research skills.
Individual-based (or "agent-based") models (IBMs, ABMs) are a popular new technique for understanding how the dynamics of a complex system emerge from the characteristics and behaviors of its individual components and their environment, but they also have important advantages for real-world management problems.
Registration: Open until April 8
QUBES Blog View all
Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio) recently participated in the 2016 National Academies Special Topics Summer Institute on Quantitative Biology. Members of the iDigBio team were super productive and used the workshop to their full advantage!
The Spring Conference of the Northeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America (NES/MAA) was held June 3-4 at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine... The meeting’s plenary lectures and organized events relate to quantitative literacy, big data, and mathematical biology.
Terry McGlynn, author of the blog Small Pond Science, recently posted a provocative essay about STEM faculty who deny the empirical, scientific evidence found via educational research, and likens that mindset (and the motivations that produce it) to that employed by climate change deniers, flat-earther's, and creationists.