New Focus on Quantitative Reasoning

Posted by on Aug 12 2008 | Group projects


Our second Faculty Institute will introduce strategies for implementing more quantitative reasoning in the interdisciplinary modules.  This year’s topics include HIV and cancer.  On Monday, we will introduce Excel,  explore data visualization,  and model tumor growth kinetics.  On Tuesday, we will introduce HIV and explore data (Markham 1998) .


Isolated cancer cell (Source: NIH)

The workshop schedule includes  an optional consulting session on August 12, 2009.  Individuals or groups can set up a meeting between 8 AM and 12 PM.

Dr. Claudia Neuhauser and Dr. Tony Weisstein will be joining us for the first time. We will be using online resources from Gapminder, CDC, WHO, Wolfram Alpha, NCBI, Biology Workbench,  and GenBank.  These links and other resources can be found on the 2009 Resources page.

We are looking forward to working with each of you as the project begins its second year. Please review the new 2009 Schedule for Monday, August 10th and Tuesday, August 11th.  Group work on existing and new modules begins Tuesday afternoon.


HIV virion (Source: NIH)

Recent reports on undergraduate curricula  instrumental in the design of this workshop:


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  1. admin

    Note: You may wish to review the Cassava module that was submitted in the Project Groups pages.

    26 Jul 2009 at 1:26 pm