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  1. 2014 QUBES Minisymposium at the Seventh International Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research

    26 Jul 2015 | Meetings & Workshops | Contributor(s): Drew LaMar, Carrie Diaz Eaton, Jeremy M Wojdak, DorothyBelle Poli, Bob Sheehy, Sam S Donovan, Kristin Jenkins, Tom Gower

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/249

  2. 2015 BEER Minisymposium: QUBES: Online community and resources for quantitative biology education

    27 Oct 2015 | Meetings & Workshops | Contributor(s): Carrie Diaz Eaton, Drew LaMar

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/246QUBESHub.org has officially launched!  Join us while we unveil the QUBES site and hear about some interesting work going on in our education community: BioSquare’s work creating a...

  3. 2015 Quantitative Biology Education Summit

    30 Jul 2015 | Meetings & Workshops | Contributor(s): Kristin Jenkins, Sam S Donovan, Tanya Anne Dewey, Tom Gower, Drew LaMar

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/247This meeting will be supported by two NSF funded projects: the Data In Inquiry RCN, and the newly funded Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis Project (QUBES). The...

  4. 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

  5. 2016 SIAM ED: Exploring Frameworks for the Teaching of Modeling

    11 Oct 2016 | Meetings & Workshops | Contributor(s): Carrie Diaz Eaton, Drew LaMar

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/243In this minisymposium, we explore frameworks for the teaching and learning of modeling. One nuance to the teaching of modeling that the way it is taught may depend greatly on the audience and...

  6. 3D FractaL-Tree

    24 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): John R Jungck, Jennifer A Spangenberg, Noppadon Khiripet, Rawin Viruchpinta, Jutarat Maneewattanapluk

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/775Artistid Lindemayer (1975, 1989, 1990) invented a mathematics based on graph grammar rewriting systems to describe iteratively branching structures; these were named in...

  7. 50 years of Data Science

    23 Feb 2016 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/912More than 50 years ago, John Tukey called for a reformation of academic statistics. In ‘The Future of Data Analysis’, he pointed to the existence of an as-yet...

  8. A BioGraphy of Life: How Graph Theory Makes Mathematics Recognizable, Relevant, and Research-Rich in Biology Education

    11 Oct 2016 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): John R Jungck

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/241Biologists use graphs extensively in ecology, evolution, genetics, developmental biology, and biochemistry: phylogenetic trees, food webs, pedigrees, genetic networks, metabolic pathways,...

  9. A brief review of basic probability theory

    10 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Winfried Just

    The spread of infectious diseases is inherently a stochastic process and the materials posted at this web site heavily rely on probability theory. Here we review some basic concepts of probability theory for easy reference. The material is restricted to notions that are used in teaching...

  10. A collaborative approach to quantitative biology course reform: It's better than doing it all by yourself

    19 Jul 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Jeremy M Wojdak

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/233This is the abstract of an oral presentation given at the Society for Mathematical Biology Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA in 2015. "Faculty often experience two distinct problems as...

  11. A Framework for Modeling to Encourage Interdisciplinary Conversations

    11 Oct 2016 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Carrie Diaz Eaton

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/209Here we present a framework for thinking about what models and modeling are, particularly to other disciplines. We encourage that differing disciplinary approaches are seen as part of a...

  12. A Framework for Teaching Modeling to Biologists

    10 Oct 2016 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Drew LaMar

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/210What are the modeling skills and metacognitive strategies of importance for the life sciences? In this talk, we describe a teaching and learning framework around modeling...

  13. A Growing Concern: Sustaining Soil Resources through Local Decision Making

    24 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Sarah Fortner, Martha Murphy, Hannah Scherer

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/291This module addresses agricultural productivity by providing students with the opportunity to examine the differences between intensively managed agricultural landscapes (e.g. grazelands,...

  14. A Laboratory Class Exploring Microbial Diversity and Evolution Using Online Databases, the Biology Workbench, and Phylogenetics Software

    29 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Sarah Boomer, Kelly Shipley, Bryan Dutton, Daniel Lodge

    Students assemble and align bacterial datasets using DNA information downloaded from the National Center for Biotechnology Information website and Biology Workbench.  Specifically, they compare unknown original DNA sequences (from, in our case, hot spring communities) to a backbone of...

  15. A New Hub for QUBES based on the HUBzero Platform

    26 Jul 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Michael McLennan

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/248The Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) Consortium has a mission to connect educators across biology and mathematics with each other and with the latest...

  16. A Quick Guide to Teaching R Programming to Computational Biology Students

    03 Jun 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Stephen Eglen

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/838An introduction from an experienced educator in teaching R to computational biology graduate students. Contains information that is relevant for the undergraduate classroom...

  17. A quick tour of IONTW

    30 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Winfried Just, Ying Xin

    In this module we guide you through some of the capabilities of IONTW. Highlights include the types of networks supported, setting up various types of models of disease transmission, observing the resulting dynamics, and collecting statistics on the outcomes. Along the way, the module also...

  18. A very basic tutorial for performing linear mixed effects analyses: Tutorial 2

    24 Apr 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Bodo Winter

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/833This tutorial serves as a quick boot camp to jump-start your own analyses with linear mixed effects models. This text is different from other introductions by being decidedly...

  19. A Walk Through the Woods

    09 Jul 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Jerome Chave, David Coomes, Steven Jansen, Simon L. Lewis, Nathan G. Swenson, Amy E. Zanne, Gaby Lopez-gonzales, J Illic, RB Miller, MC Wiemann, Samantha Swauger

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/274/Wood density data used in this activity are derived from: Zanne AE, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Coomes DA, Ilic J, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Miller RB, Swenson NG, Wiemann MC, Chave J (2009) Data from:...

  20. ABO Blood Group Frequencies

    14 Jan 2015 | Software (Off-site) | Contributor(s): John R. Jungck, Jennifer A. Spangenberg

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/756An Excel workbook in which students can calculate blood type frequencies through different approaches (Hardy-Weinberg, quadratic formula, and the EM algorithm).  The...