Outline of activities
- Introduce yourself to group participants in the "Introductions" forum.
- Download Populus and get familiar with the software.
- Review and comment on existing Populus resources for the classroom. For additional instructions, click here.
- Kick-off: Group chat session
- Review the mathematics underlying a Populus model using the Populus Help file and outside resources.
- Create a mini-poster in which the biological meaning of model parameters is described in language appropriate for the undergraduate level.
- Search for a primary research paper that relates to one of the Populus models. Post the paper as a resource to the group. For tips on submitting a resource, check out these helpful guidelines put together by the Pitt undergraduates. NOTE: If the paper is open access, you may submit the pdf as a resource. If the paper is NOT open access, please post just the link to the paper abstract.
- Brainstorm in the "Linking Research to Populus" forum how the research paper could be used in conjunction with a Populus activity.
- Generate a curriculum sketch that you would use in one of your classes that is based on a Populus model
- Provide feedback on the group in the "Feedback on Faculty Mentoring Network" forum
- Wrap-up: Group chat session