Preparing Future Quantitative Biologists

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room LL21F (San Jose Convention Center)
Susan R. Singer,Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Both academic and non-academic pathways in the life sciences demand ever greater fluency in computing, statistics, and mathematics, requiring us to rethink both graduate training and preparation of future graduate students. NSF hosted a diverse and innovative group of biologists, computer scientists and mathematicians in an Ideas Lab to reimagine undergraduate biology training, showing how research on mathematical learning can reduce barriers to entry into biology and other STEM fields.