The Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics collaborated on an Undergraduate Training Program supported by the National Science Foundation.  At the core of this program was the belief that modern scientific problems demand multidisciplinary approaches, and that cross-disciplinary training will accelerate discovery and prepare students to be scientific leaders in the 21st century. Our innovative program provided two years of research training for undergraduates working on projects at the interface of biology, mathematics and statistics.  Student benefits included a stipend each semester in the program (including full time summer support, summer housing and meals), travel money to present research at a national meeting, travel support for field trips/team building activities. 

The Goal

The goal of this program was to prepare undergraduate students for graduate study and careers in biomathematics, biostatistics and fields that require a strong background in computational approaches to biological problems.


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