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Fall meeting of the Indiana Section of the Mathematical Association of America

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Trine University


Printable Poster for this event: PDF

Preliminary schedule of meeting: PDF

Preliminary List of Abstracts: PDF

Tickets for Saturday Lunch are available during on-line early registration, which is open through Sunday, Oct. 12. (See the Announcement page for information on by-mail pre-registration.) After Oct. 12, subject to our cancellation policy, some lunch tickets may become available at the registration desk Saturday morning.

Lunch Menu: Lunch will be in Whitney Commons Café in Rick L and Vicki L James University Center and will include a variety of self-serve options including Deli, Pizza, Brunch, vegetarian options, and more. More information is available here.

Call for Papers: due date Fri., Oct. 3. EXTENDED to Friday, October 10. NOW CLOSED
Web-based registration (via early Registration by Sunday, Oct. 12.
There is also on-site registration at the check-in table.

Invited Talks

Timothy Comar
(short bio)

Benedictine University

Undergraduate Mathematical Biology: From the Classroom to Research

Mathematical Biology provides a wonderful avenue for undergraduate mathematics majors and quantitatively-inclined majors in the biological sciences to become actively involved with research projects.  We describe how beginning mathematics courses, such as a yearlong biocalculus sequence can be used to introduce students to mathematical biology and the mathematical and computational tools needed to study biological problems from a quantitative perspective.  We illustrate with several examples of course activities, typically using computational software and show how the level of sophistication increases through the course sequence.  We then give examples of research results completed in collaboration with undergraduate students who have completed this course sequence.  The research work we will discuss comes from the areas of integrated pest management and the dynamics of gene regulatory networks.

Indiana Project NExT Panel Session:

Strategies for Helping Students Transition to Proofs


Jeff Leader, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Tiffany Kolba, Valparaiso University
Katie Merkling, Valparaiso University
Mary Porter, St. Mary's College

Moderator: William Lindsey, IU-Kokomo

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