Tuesday, July 14

Interactive Mathematical Biology's Role in Curriculum Reform

This minisymposium is sponsored by Society for Mathematical Biology, Inc.

2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Room: Sidney Smith 1085

Mathematics has played an important role throughout the history of biology. More biology students take calculus than any other single constituency. Too frequently, textbook authors have under played the role of mathematics in biology curriculum because they assume that biology students have an inadequate mathematical preparation. This practice leaves many biology students with inadequate skills; is inconsistent with our requirements; misrepresents contemporary biological research; and does not prepare students to read many articles or to contribute to many areas of biology. The speakers will discuss how recent calculus and biology reforms have empowered students to actively investigate mathematical models in biology.

Organizer: John R. Jungck
Beloit College
2:00 Ten Equations that Changed Biology: BioQUEST Simulations and Mathematics in Problem-Solving Curricula
John R. Jungck, Organizer
2:30 BioMathLab: Mathematical Modeling in the Biology Teaching Laboratory
James W. Haefner, Utah State University
3:00 Academy in Mathematics and Science
Evans Afenya, Elmhurst College
3:30 Life Sciences Laboratories for Calculus and Differential Equations
James L. Cornette, Iowa State University

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LMH Created: 3/18/98, MMD Updated: 6/22/98