Discipline: Mathematics & Statistics
Subcategory: STEM Research
Sanjukta Hota - Fisk University
The goal of this TIP award (2017-2020) is to enhance and strengthen Fisk Uniiversity’s bio-track program by introducing computational and data-enabled active learning in mathematics, biology and computer science, integrated with a faculty-mentored summer research program. This project synergizes, and does not duplicate, the institutional efforts by: 1) enhancing our recently launched bioinformatics/biomathematics emphasis area (TIP award 2013-2016) by introducing a new biology-focused pre-calculus course with the goal of fostering better understanding of the applications of algebraic and trigonometric fundamentals in biological problems, 2) developing modular programming courses that individually focus on Python, R, Linux, and Galaxy, often used for biological data processing and data analyzing, 3) providing experiential learning opportunities via faculty-mentored interdisciplinary summer research program for students. Additionally, this project supports biomathematics research seminars and guest colloquia to emphasize the use of computing and develop new insight into solving complex biological problems.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): NSF-HBCU-UP
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,