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Undergraduate research workshop to initiate cross-disciplinary research projects

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Center for Collaborative Studies in Mathematical Biology: Intercollegiate Biomathematics Alliance (IBA) is housed at Illinois State University.

The Center for Collaborative Studies in Mathematical Biology and the Intercollegiate Biomathematics Alliance (IBA) are hosting an undergraduate research workshop May 31 and June 1, 2018.

The workshop, named “Cross-institutional Undergraduate Research Experience” (CURE) is organized by Professor of Biomathematics Olcay Akman. It is designed to gather the faculty and the undergraduate students of the IBA member institutions to initiate cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional research projects.

During the workshop, faculty mentors will present their research agenda either in person or online using the math department’s new state of the art digital classroom. Faculty presentations will be followed by break-out sessions where IBA faculty and students will start working on individual projects. IBA will continue to facilitate their cross-institutional research after the participants return home. In October, students will be invited to the 2018 International Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology Education and Research (BEER) to present their findings or progress reports. The workshop, which is first of its kind in the nation, will be completely funded by the IBA.

For more information on IBA and CURE visit their website.

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