The Undergraduate Biomathematical Research Career Initiative at SUNY Geneseo is a research-based program that combines new and revised problem-based curricular components (e.g., calculus for biologists, modeling biological systems, biological data analysis, discrete mathematics, graph theory, probability, statistics and computational molecular analysis) with research activities (ranging from biomolecular computing to individual-based, evolutionary modeling of food webs) that push the boundaries of modern techniques in understanding complex problems. Undergraduate students participate in this training program as they blend new classroom-based studies with research projects at the frontier of biomathematics. Jointly-mentored biomathematical research projects are at the core of the program and these research projects serve as a stimulus for faculty development and curricular innovation. The opportunity to directly participate in these research projects serves as an incentive for students and faculty in the research areas of biomathematics
The Undergraduate Biomathematical Research Career Initiative at SUNY Geneseo supports a program at Geneseo that brings the continuing commitment of sixteen students in two related projects and institutes broad, integrated curricular improvement in the area of biomathematics. The project builds upon the current strengths of the undergraduate program at Geneseo and the expertise of the four co-PI's. It increases the number of students trained in mathematics and biology, and it increases the number of students and faculty performing research at the intersection of the two fields. It increases the visibility of biomathematics research at Geneseo and promotes undergraduate biomathematics research in the western New York region and nationally. This project is jointly supported by the Division of Undergraduate Education/EHP, the Biology directorate, and the Office of Multidisciplinary Activities/MPS.