MPE 2013+ Workshop on Education for the Planet Earth of Tomorrow

September 30 - October 2, 2015
NIMBioS, University of Tennessee

Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Arizona State University, ccchavez at
Midge Cozzens, DIMACS, Rutgers University, midgec at
Eugene Fiorini, Muhlenberg College, eugenefiorini at
Holly Gaff, Old Dominion University, hgaff at
Suzanne Lenhart, NIMBioS, University of Tennessee, lenhart at
Fred Roberts, DIMACS, Rutgers University, froberts at
Kelly Sturner, NIMBioS, University of Tennessee, ksturner at
Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Program: Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013+.

Workshop Program:

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

 7:00pm        Reception at Sheraton Four Points Hotel 
               Parkview Ballroom located on the Mezzanine level

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

 8:15 -  9:00  Breakfast at NIMBioS
               Give posters to Chris Welsh for setting up the poster session

 9:00 -  9:50  Welcome and Discussion of Goals and Groups: led by Fred Roberts
               All participants introduce themselves

 9:50 - 10:25  Education Material Around Mathematics of Planet Earth
               Christiane Rousseau, Université de Montréal

10:25 - 10:55  Diving in the Deep End: Teaching Interdisciplinary Science
               Kristin Jenkins, BioQUEST, QUBES 

1O:55 - 11:15  Break

11:15 - 12:15  Communication Panel 
               Moderator: Kelly Sturner, NIMBioS
               Panelists: Catherine Crawley, NIMBioS; Barbara Cozzens, Whistling Thorn Strategies; 
               Larisa DeSantis, Vanderbilt University; Scott Kulp, Climate Central; 
               Olivia Walch, University of Michigan; Joanne Logan, University of Tennessee

12:20 -  1:30  Lunch at NIMBioS

 1:30 -  2:30  Education Panel: Undergraduate, Community College and High School
               Moderator: Midge Cozzens, DIMACS
               Panelists: John Jungck, University of Delaware; Carlos Castillo-Garsow, Eastern Washington University; 
               Katrina Palmer, Appalachian State University; David Black, The Groton School

 2:35 -  2:45  Midge Cozzens and Fred Roberts introduce writing groups

 2:45 -  4:00  Break into groups for discussion

 4:00 -  4:15  Break

 4:15 -  5:10  Reconvene and report back about group discussions

 5:15 -  6:30  Reception at NIMBioS with POSTER SESSION

                  Building a Community to Promote Undergraduate Quantitative Biology Education 
                  Gabriela Hamerlinck, BioQUEST, QUBES
                  Modeling Eating Behaviors: the Role of Environment and Positive Food Association Learning via a Ratatouille Effect               
                  Anarina Le Murillo, Arizona State University
                  Modeling Feral Hogs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
                  Benjamin Levy, University of Tennessee

                  Hysteresis in Coral Reefs under Macroalgal Toxicity and Overfishing
                  Samares Pal, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, India

                  A Mathematical Model for the Interactions of MMP-1, TIMP-1, and ECM in a Wound
                  Richard Schugart, Western Kentucky University 

                  Activities for Elementary, Middle and High School Students Connecting Math and Life Science
                  Kelly Sturner and Suzanne Lenhart, NIMBioS, University of Tennessee

                  A Perspective of Student Discouragement in STEM and its Effects on Retention                   
                  Claudia Rodriguez, Arizona State University 

 6:30          Dinner on your own

Thursday, October 1, 2015

 8:15 -  9:00  Breakfast at NIMBioS

 9:00 -  9:30  Teaching Data Intensive Science in Environmental Biology
               Leslie Ries, SESYNC

 9:30 - 10:00  Teaching Systems Thinking in Applied Sciences:
               Should Students Build Their Own Models?
               Wayne Getz, University of California, Berkeley

10:00 - 10:30  Break

10:30 - 12:00  Education Panel: Graduate Programs
               Moderator: Gene Fiorini, Muhlenberg College
               Panelists: Holly Gaff, Old Dominion University; Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Arizona State University; 
               Jane White, University of Bath, England; Lou Gross, University of Tennessee

12:00 -  1:00  Lunch at NIMBioS

 1:00 -  1:35  The Mathematics and Climate Research Network (MCRN) - An Example of a Successful Community-Building Effort
               James Walsh, Oberlin College

 1:35 -  3:30  Discussion and Writing Groups

 3:30 -  4:00  Break

 4:00 -  5:00  Report back from discussions

 5:00 -  5:30  Discussion about education topics that have come up at
               the previous MPE+ workshops:  
               Suzanne Lenhart, NIMBioS; Holly Gaff, Old Dominion University; 
               Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Arizona State University

 6:00	       Dinner at NIMBioS, Discussion about future plans led by Fred Roberts

Friday, October 2, 2015

 8:15 -  9:00  Breakfast at NIMBioS

 9:00 -  9:30  Modeling for Decision Support
               Mary Lou Zeeman, Bowdoin College

 9:30 - 10:15  Future plans further discussion:   
	       Fred Roberts, DIMACS; Suzanne Lenhart, NIMBioS; 
               Midge Cozzens, DIMACS

10:15 - 10:30  Break

10:30 - 11:45  Groups writing about final ideas and plans

11:45 - 12:00  Closing remarks by Fred Roberts, DIMACS

12:00	       Departure and lunch at NIMBioS

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