Navigation Links
CWRU class earns Science magazine prize for innovation
Date:5/25/2012

hands, to explore and build proficiency, and, eventually, to replicate and build on recent math models used in the biological sciences. The course is cross-listed as both a biology and biomedical engineering class.

"I've previously taken regular calculus classes with engineers and wondered what would the classes ever be useful for," said Kate Coyle, a biology major who completed the Dynamics class and graduated this semester. "Labs I've had in biology and physics show you the protocol and the expected result.

"This is not the same, at all. We were solving real problems every day."

Students work through problems using an online interactive textbook, Dynamics of Biological Systems: A Modeling Manual Chiel wrote and the computer programming language Mathematica, which scientists worldwide rely on to build mathematical models of complex systems. Chiel's book is available free to students as well as teachers who may want to use it as is or as a model for their own classes.

When teams become stuck on a problem, ,Chiel or a teaching assistant makes suggestions, gives clues and tries to coax out the answer. After success, teachers quiz individuals about how they found the solution and what they'd learned.

The class of 30 is spread out among hexagonal tables. Teams power up their laptops and go to work. Each day the teachers rotate to a different group of students, and after each class they compare notes on who has mastered the skills and who needs extra help, Gill said.

When the second half of the semester begins, teams choose a mathematical model that was recently published in a scientific journal, begin reconstructing and analyzing it and then writing in detail what they learn. The students then extend the model to answer new questions that they ask themselves, and write up results as if they were writing for a scientific journal.

Coyle and her teammates Valencia Williams and Joshua DeRivera focused on a pa
'/>"/>

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-368-4442
Case Western Reserve University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Reliant Technologies Announces Canadian Launch of Fraxel re:pair(R) Laser: A New Class of Treatment Therapy for CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
2. Abeome Forms First Class Scientific Advisory Board
3. Ameristar National Charity Golf Classic Raises More Than $1.1 Million for Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis and Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
4. Shareholder Class Action Filed Against Elan Corporation, plc by the Law Firm of Barroway Topaz Kessler Meltzer & Check, LLP
5. Laboratory Customers Name bioMerieux Top Of Class for Microbiology
6. Northwest Biotherapeutics Settles Class Action Complaint, and SEC Investigation Closed Without Action
7. ACTE Releases Paper Highlighting Policy Trend to Support Recognition of Academic Credit for CTE Classes
8. UKs Institute of Cancer Research and Silicon Graphics Establish Long-Term Alliance to Design and Outfit World-Class Network Biology Lab
9. NexBio Completes Clinical Advisory Board for the Advanced Development of DAS181 (Fludase(R)*), a First-In-Class Medicine for Influenza
10. CellGard ES NU-480 Class II Biological Safety Cabinet Now Available
11. Enerkem Announces World-Class Advanced Energy Research Center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/16/2015)... (PRWEB) April 16, 2015 Capillus, ... distribution and physician network in Europe and Asia. ... has appointed Fernando Bermúdez, former Business Development Director ... An industry veteran, Mr. Bermúdez’s professional achievements include ... in Spain, while also penetrating the Portuguese marketplace ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... OncoTAb, Inc., a ... spin-out company, announced today the appointment of physician ... Chief Operating Officer (COO). Cooper brings to OncoTAb ... clinical diagnostic and biotechnology platforms in the fields ... extensive career transcends the field of medical and ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... 2015 /CNW/ - Bioenterprise Corporation is pleased to announce that ... Charlottetown , PEI.  Bioenterprise has established a ... Council for the commercialization of agricultural technologies and innovations. ... PEI ADAPT.  They have been at the heart of ... explains Dave Smardon , President & CEO of ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... -- Avelas Biosciences, an in vivo cancer ... that it has initiated a Phase 1b study of ... primary, non-recurrent breast cancer undergoing surgery. In commencing the ... Steven Chen , M.D., as vice president of ... study will enroll up to 39 women with stage ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Capillus, LLC Extends Laser Hair Therapy Products to Europe and Asia 2OncoTAb Names Dr. David L. Cooper as COO 2Bioenterprise Corporation Expands into the Maritimes 2Avelas Biosciences Initiates Phase 1b Trial of AVB-620 in Breast Cancer Patients 2Avelas Biosciences Initiates Phase 1b Trial of AVB-620 in Breast Cancer Patients 3
... NOVEMBER 4, 2008, SAN DIEGO, Oct. 27 ... Kevin Gorman, President and Chief,Executive Officer of Neurocrine Biosciences ... in New York., The live presentation takes place ... /7:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT). The presentation will,be simultaneously ...
... at 4:30 p.m. ET -, SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, ... ) today reported financial results for the,quarter ended September ... million for the third quarter of,2008, 55% higher than ... was driven by revenue from Trofile(TM) for selecting HIV ...
... Lead Epidemiologist, RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 27 ... the appointment of Dr.,Jerome Wilson as Senior Medical ... Dr. Wilson is responsible for providing consulting,services and ... provides extensive Phase IV Post-Marketing services to,pharmaceutical and ...
Cached Biology Technology:Neurocrine Biosciences to Present at the Oppenheimer 19th Annual Healthcare Conference 2Monogram Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 2Monogram Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 3Monogram Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 4Monogram Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 5Monogram Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 6Monogram Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 7Monogram Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 8Monogram Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 9Monogram Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 10Monogram Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 11Monogram Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 12Monogram Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 13Monogram Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 14Monogram Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 15Jerome Wilson Joins PRA International's Late Phase Service Group 2
(Date:3/20/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vkzvcs/iris_biometrics ) has ... Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. ... US$ Thousands. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the ... , Europe , Asia-Pacific ... Latin America . Annual estimates and forecasts ...
(Date:3/17/2015)... 17, 2015 MedNet Solutions , ... clinical study management systems, is pleased to announce ... ARENA,s Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Southeast conference – ... an excellent forum for MedNet to showcase ... software-as-a-service (SaaS) eClinical technology platform. We ...
(Date:3/16/2015)... March 16, 2015 Between ... will present groundbreaking innovations in biometric identification at ... .      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150316/735333 ... innovation is well at the forefront: the company,s ... made in Germany . BiometricGate ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Iris Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: System & Network Access Control - A Robust Market Opportunity in the Offing 2Iris Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: System & Network Access Control - A Robust Market Opportunity in the Offing 3Iris Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: System & Network Access Control - A Robust Market Opportunity in the Offing 4Iris Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: System & Network Access Control - A Robust Market Opportunity in the Offing 5Connect With MedNet Solutions At Outsourcing In Clinical Trials Southeast 2DERMALOG Presents its Latest Biometric Innovations at the Hannover CeBIT Exhibition, 16 - 20 March 2015 2DERMALOG Presents its Latest Biometric Innovations at the Hannover CeBIT Exhibition, 16 - 20 March 2015 3
... in Denmark revealed that increasing levels of non-fasting triglycerides ... in men and women. Higher cholesterol levels were associated ... this novel, 33-year study are now available online in ... Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Neurological Association. ...
... decoded the DNA of the parasitic worm that causes ... pork or carnivorous wild game animals, such as bear ... Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and ... the parasite, Trichinella spiralis , which provide potential ...
... to different climates and diets as they split off from other ... for humans living today? A panel of scholars from ... Sunday February 20th at the AAAS meeting in Washington, DC, as ... at Work In Humans and Their Relatives." The speakers ...
Cached Biology News:Increasing triglyceride levels linked to greater stroke risk 2Trichinosis parasite gets DNA decoded 2Panelists to discuss evolution of human brain size, skin color and diet at AAAS meeting 2
... provide two highly efficient methods of identifying ... preparation. By using the large-scale screen method ... do is to transfer partial colonies of ... plates into the solutions provided by the ...
GLP-1 (HYB 147-12)...
... KLH-conjugated, synthetic peptide corresponding ... of mouse p19ARF. The ... acids 62-75. Clone 5-C3-1. ... by immunoblot. Stability ...
EDTA, tetrasodium salt, 1 kg. Ethylene diaminetetraacetic acid.Dihydrate. Assay: 99-101% (as is).Risks: 36, 37, 38 ; Safety Precautions: 22, 36, 37. Category: Nucleotides & Enzymes & Biochemicals, Ul...
Biology Products: