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  1. 2015 SMB Minisymposium: Topics in Biomathematics Education

    21 Oct 2015 | Meetings & Workshops | Contributor(s): Elsa Schaefer, Dorothy Wallace, Carrie Diaz Eaton

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/257

  2. Integrating student research projects into mathematical biology courses

    21 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Elissa Schwartz

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/256Interdisciplinary mathematical biology courses have particular challenges. Specific teaching methods are necessary in order to engage students with varying levels of competency in mathematics...

  3. QUBES: Supporting faculty in the teaching of mathematical biology

    21 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Carrie Diaz Eaton, Sam S Donovan, Tom Gower, Kristin Jenkins, Drew LaMar, DorothyBelle Poli, Bob Sheehy, Jeremy M Wojdak

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/218Faculty are working hard to meet the career needs of students in mathematical biology at institutions across the country and the world. This may be by creating mathematical biology courses or...

  4. Mentoring Undergraduate Research Projects in Mathematical Biology

    21 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Timothy Comar

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/255For several years, we have been mentoring undergraduate research projects in the areas of the dynamics of impulsive differential equation models for pest management and epidemiology and the...

  5. Modernizing Statistics Education via Biology Applications

    21 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Olcay Akman

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/254In most traditional statistics courses, instructors use data from different fields in an effort to give the courses an interdisciplinary flavor. They generally fail because these attempts...

  6. Biomathematics education from the viewpoint of graduate biology

    21 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Alexis White

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/253Biology and mathematics in early education are often presented as two distinct entities. The strength of both disciplines becomes highlighted when combined to create the cryptic study of...

  7. IQS 2.0: A Modularized Integrated Math and Science Course

    21 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Lester Caudill

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/252For the past several years, the University of Richmond has offered an Integrated Quantitative Science (IQS) course, integrating introductory courses in five math and science disciplines, to...

  8. Biometeorology of Asthma in South Florida: From Statistical Analysis to Mathematical Modeling

    21 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Quesada

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/251Biometeorology has emerged as an interdisciplinary field dedicated to the study of the mutual influence between living things and the surrounding environment. Within this field, the study of...

  9. Using Online Materials/Videos to Enrich Linear Algebra for Scientists

    21 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Sarah Hews

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/250Linear algebra is an important course for biology majors but it is usually designed for math majors (emphasizing proofs) or engineers (focusing more on matrix algebra and algorithms)....

  10. Modelling and simulation: helping students acquire this skill using a Stock and Flow approach with MathBench

    20 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Istvan Karsai, Katerina V. Thompson, Kären C. Nelson

    Computational and modelling skills are vital to most fields of biological research, yet traditional biology majors have no or little opportunity to develop these skills during their undergraduate education. We describe an approach, which can address this issue by a synergy of...

  11. Sting, Carry and Stock: How Corpse Availability Can Regulate De-Centralized Task Allocation in a Ponerine Ant Colony

    20 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Istvan Karsai, Thomas Schmickl

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/844We develop a model to produce plausible patterns of task partitioning in the ponerine ant Ectatomma ruidum based on the availability of living prey and prey corpses. The...

  12. SIMIODE - Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations

    20 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Brian Winkel

    SIMIODE - Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations  is about teaching differential equations using modeling and technology upfront and throughout the learning process. You can learn more at our dynamic website, www.simiode.org, where we...

  13. DFIELD

    19 Oct 2015 | Software (On-site)

    DFIELD is an interactive tool that graphs a direction field for a given differential equation.

  14. PLANT Talking Points: Economic Botany - how we value plants...

    10 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/816Imagine a world where the plants of the planet are harnessed to help its inhabitants find sustainable solutions for some of their most pressing needs...

  15. PLANT Talking Points: Crime Scene Botanicals - Forensic Botany...

    10 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/817Provides information on the interesting job of Forensic Botany using real life examples

  16. PLANT Talking Points: Popcorn, endosperm and the foods we eat...

    05 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/818This resource connects botany to everyday life by way of explaining what common foods we eat really are.

  17. Populus: Simulations of Population Biology

    05 Oct 2015 | Software (Off-site) | Contributor(s): D. N. Alstad

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/352The Populus software contains a set of simulations that we use to teach population biology and evolutionary ecology at the University of Minnesota. Simulation models may be chosen from a...

  18. Allele and Phenotype Frequencies in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

    03 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Dr. Michael Nachman

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/340Lesson plan for teaching Hardy-Weinberg principle using real data collected by Dr. Michael Nachman and his colleagues.

  19. Population Genetics: When Darwin Met Mendel - Crash Course Biology

    03 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): CrashCourse

    This Youtube video talks about population genetics, which helps to explain the evolution of populations over time by combing the principles of Mendel and Darwin, and by means of the Hardy-Weinberg equation, all in an upbeat, modern and somewhat zany manner.

  20. Mendelian Genetics, Probability, Pedigree, and Chi-Squared Statistics

    03 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Anne Brokaw, Michelle Garber-Talamo

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/341In this classroom activity, students are introduced to the genetics of sickle cell disease by a short film The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans . A classroom handout...