Girls Solve It! With Mathematical Biology
STEM summer day camp for high school girls entering grades 11 or 12
Information, including dates and the application form, is expected to be announced mid-February 2018
One week that could change your life
During your week on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, you will experience campus life and explore mathematical biology through activities such as: hands-on activities, science and technology demonstrations, group work, lectures, and campus, residential life, and lab tours.
Mathematical models are often used to help understand and predict biological processes. In this program, we will introduce the role of mathematical modeling in the study of biology and the treatment of disease. Topics may include: designing radiation schedules in cancer treatment using mathematical models, analyzing flu epidemic data from the CDC and optimal designing vaccination policies, predicting the spread of infectious diseases through a network of relationships, and predicting the dynamics of predator-prey populations in a national park.