Welcome to the site of the Four College Biomath Consortium (4CBC)

Faculty in Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges created the 4 College Biomath Consortium to encourage biomath research collaborations in the four colleges. The consortium is now funded by a $1M NSF UBM grant to train undergraduates in biomath research. more

Biomathematics, the use of mathematical modeling to understand biology, has a long history in the 5 College area. more

Meet our current 4CBC research fellows! more


Biomath Bootcamp (BMX 120) will be offered during J-term, 2015.  This 2 credit inter-term course is an intensive introduction to modeling life sciences processes and systems using the Matlab software package.  The course will be taught by Sarah Hews (Hampshire College, Mathematics) with organization and coordination by Denise Lello (Smith College, Biomath).  The course meets 6 hours per day for five days (dates TBD) The final day will be devoted to student project presentations. For more information visit the course webpage.

Thinking about summer research?  Visit our research opportunities page

Welcome to our 2014-15  4CBC Fellows:

Mehnaz Ali (’15, Mount Holyoke College)
Amber Bonarrigo (’15, Hampshire College)
Itai Brand-Thomas (’15, Amherst College)
Karen Chau (’16, Smith College)
Marina Cheng (’17, Smith College)
Jamie Cyr (’16, Smith College)
Barnali Dash (’15, Mount Holyoke College)
Jackie Ekins (’15, Smith College)
Madeline Franz (’15, Smith College)
Kelsey Hansen (’15, Mount Holyoke College)
John Kim (’15, Amherst College)
Greg McCarthy (’17, Hampshire College)
Kade Pettie (’15, Amherst College)
Maurisa Saylor (’15, Hampshire College)
Nhi Truong Vu (’17, Amherst College)
Isaac Virshup (’15 Hampshire College)

2015 4CBC Fellowship applications for  summer 2015 will be accepted until March 1, 2015.
Biomath students are encouraged to apply for research fellowships. Contact Denise Lello (dlelloatSmithdot edu) for more information. Eligible students (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) can receive stipends for biomath research projects ranging from molecular level investigations to ecosystems level questions.
online application