Discipline: Mathematics and Statistics
Subcategory: STEM Science and Mathematics Education
Sanjukta Hota - Fisk University
Co-Author(s): Lei Qian and Brian Nelms, Fisk University, Nashville TN
With the funding from NSF HBCU-UP-Targeted Infusion Project (2013-2016), an undergraduate interdisciplinary program in Biomathematics and Bioinformatics has been developed in Fisk University to enhance and expand undergraduate STEM education and research at the interface of mathematics, biology and computer science. The strategy used to achieve the goal includes: (1) development and implementation of three new undergraduate courses: Biomathematics I and II and Bioinformatics; and creating a new emphasis area within the existing undergraduate STEM curriculum at Fisk University; and (2) offering stipended summer research opportunity to six students (sophomore and junior) for eight weeks in Biomathematics and Bioinformatics, mentored by program faculty members. The presentation poster will display the major activities and accomplishments of this project, the challenges faced, the program’s impact on the students and on the institution and the expected outcome.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): HBCU-UP
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,