Welcome to the 2014 Frontiers Course Webpage. This course is a gateway to the Four College Biomath Consortium Fellowship program and also the Smith College Biomathematics Concentration. All students are welcome. There are no prerequisites. We expect all students to have an interest in exploring biological questions using tools from the life sciences together with modeling and analytical tools from the mathematical and statistical sciences.
The course meets Monday evenings from 7:15-9:15 in Ford 240 on the Smith College Campus, beginning September 8. Nine of the thirteen sessions will involve learning the tools used to investigate 3 different biomath research questions. Each of the three modules will engage students in data collection and or modeling and analysis of new and existing data. Students will work in groups to explore ways of thinking about biological questions and approaches to collecting and finding meaning in data. The four remaining sessions will include presentations by faculty and advanced students working on a variety of other biomath research questions.