Proving the "proof": Interdisciplinary undergraduate research positively impacts students

Date
2012-11-03
Authors
Crowe, Mary L.
Rychtář, Jan
Rueppell, O.
Chhetri, M.
Remington, D. L.
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Springer
Abstract
The math biology program at UNCG has been running since 2006 when we first received the funding from NSF. Every year, we provided integrated research projects at the interface of biology and mathematics to eight UNCG undergraduate students who worked in interdisciplinary teams. Up to date, our project resulted in 32 peer-reviewed publications and over 200 presentations; this demonstrates the extent to which undergraduate research can produce genuine scientific advancement. Moreover, our program also prepared UNCG students for rigorous interdisciplinary graduate studies and career opportunities and set them on a path toward productive careers as twenty-one century scientists and educators. We hope our experience will motivate and encourage others to pursue similar efforts.
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Interdisciplinary approach in education--United States, Mathematics--study and teaching, Biology--study and teaching
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Crowe, M. L., Rychtář, J., Rueppell, O., Chhetri, M., Remington, D. L., & Gupta, S. M. (2012, November 3). Proving the "proof": Interdisciplinary undergraduate research positively impacts students [Conference paper]. 8th Annual University of North Carolina Greensboro Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference, UNCG RMSC 2012, Greensboro, NC, United States. https://www.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9332-7_4
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