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Mathematics in the Life Sciences: Developing a Best Practice

Abstract: Mathematics in the Life Sciences: Developing a Best Practtice by Jennifer Fellabaum, Jeni Hart and Rainer Glaser, of the University of Missouri. This is a conference paper for the ASQ Education Division's 2011 Advancing the STEM Agenda in Education, the Workplace and Society conference. This extended abstract paper gives an overview of the University of Missouri's Mathematics in the Life Sciences learning community that grew out of the Freshman Interest Group and the Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. This learning community is innovative as it includes a goal to involve the local K12 school systems in the learning community. It is in its 2nd year and has the potential for attracting non-STEM majors to become STEM majors.

Keywords: STEM - STEM-Increase K-20 Interest and College Enrollment - Hands-on Learning

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