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  1. Exploring Erdős-Rényi random graphs with IONTW

    10 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    In this module we explore in detail the distribution of the sizes of connected components of Erdős-Rényi random graphs and discover the reasons for the similarities and differences between disease transmission on Erdős-Rényi networks and complete graphs that were observed in...

  2. Exploring contact patterns between two subpopulations

    10 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    In this module we introduce a construction of generic random graphs for a given degree sequence or degree distribution and explore whether mixing between hosts who belong to different subpopulations is assortative or disassortative.Level: Undergraduate students of biology or...

  3. A brief review of basic probability theory

    10 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    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...

  4. Network-based models of transmission of infectious diseases: a brief overview

    10 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    The main purpose of this document is to give a brief but mathematically rigorous description of the network-based models of transmission of infectious diseases that are studied on this web site. Readers will be able to find a much more detailed development of this material in our book chapters...

  5. Exploring Disease Transmission on Networks with NetLogo

    10 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho

  6. Ecology and Epidemiology in R

    09 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/837

  7. Pre-Health Students' Attitudes towards the Relative Importance of Biology and Statistics for their Preparation for Professional School

    07 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/235During a recent review of the MCAT exam, the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) surveyed medical school faculty to determine the relative importance of basic science and...

  8. Characterizing the Quantitative Biology Curricula from Institutions Across the United States

    29 Apr 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/236Due to the increasingly quantitative nature of the biological sciences, many schools now offer majors in mathematical biology. As this is a new major, there is no standard for how the program...

  9. The Effect of Instructor Communication on Student Perceptions of Mathematics in Biology

    19 Apr 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/237Student perceptions of the importance of mathematics in biology are context dependent. While students often view math as unnecessary to understanding biology, certain conditions can promote...

  10. AIM-UP! Reading scientific literature module

    28 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/336Designed to span 4 one-hour lectures, this module focuses upon developing the skill of thorough and critical reading of scientific literature. 

  11. AIM-UP! GIS and bats lesson

    28 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/335This lesson introduces the use of GIS (geographic information systems) in the study of biological questions, using bats as the model organism. This activity requires access to GIS...

  12. AIM-UP! Coal balls lesson

    28 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/334In this activity, students learn about ancient plant life and climate change by examining coal balls. In addition to the lesson itself, information is provided on where to purchase coal ball...

  13. Numbers Count!: Calculus 2 course

    28 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/751Based upon the University of Minnesota Bachelor's of Science in Health Science calculus curriculum (part 2), this course  introduces linear transformations,...

  14. Numbers Count!: Statistics course

    28 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/750This course in the Numbers Count! curriculum introduces the basics of statistical analysis, including basic definitions, data visualization, and application. 

  15. Wellesley College Study Packet for the Quantitative Reasoning Assessment

    27 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/782This packet contains a set of 24 practice questions and 2 full-length practice assessments for the Quantitative Reasoning Assessment for Wellesley College. 

  16. Drivers of Avian Local Species Richness: Continental-Scale Gradients, Regional Landscape, or Local Land Cover?

    27 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/269An ecology laboratory focusing upon the concept of species richness and its study.From the module:  Students learn how to test hypotheses related to the local, regional, and continental...

  17. Modeling Infectious Disease through Contact Networks

    25 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho

    This poster was presented at the University of Portland's Summer Research Symposium on November 9, 2014, in Portland, Oregon. The poster is aimed at readers with little or no background in modeling infectious diseases. The contents provide a brief overview of modeling infectious diseases on...

  18. Exploring the Lotka-Volterra Competition Model using Two Species of Parasitoid Wasps

    25 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/270Laboratory exercise in which students collect data on parasitoid wasps and fit Lotka-Volterra competition models.  The authors' abstract:"In this investigation,...

  19. MathBench Biology Modules

    13 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    Modules designed to help students understand the math behind the material learned in introductory ecology courses. 

  20. BioQUEST: Visual Datasets

    13 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/345This downloadable module features imaginary animals and plants, and is meant to aid students in thinking about questions of evolution, classification, and phylogeny.