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03-02-2017

'What Is Mathematical Biology and Why Is It Useful?' at Next Clarkson University Science Cafe

"What Is Mathematical Biology and Why Is It Useful?" will be presented by Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Mathematics Diana White at the next Science Cafe at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, at the Rushton Conference Room in the Best Western University Inn, 90 E. Main St. in Canton, N.Y. and at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, at the St. Lawrence Valley Roasters & Jernabi Coffeehouse, 11 Maple St. in Potsdam, N.Y.

Diana WhiteDuring the past half-century, a new field of science called Mathematical Biology has emerged, where questions at the interface between mathematics, biology and related disciplines are explored. Many areas of biology have been explored using math models, from interactions within cells to the spread of human disease. Join White as she describes successes in this discipline as well as her own attempts to use math to account for interesting behavior seen at the cellular level.

Science Cafes bring together engineers, scientists and townspeople in a relaxed, informal setting, such as coffeehouses and pubs. The speaker makes a short presentation about a topic in his or her field, and then opens up the floor to discussion.

Find out more about Clarkson's Science Cafe at http://www.clarkson.edu/sciencecafe .

Email Daniel ben-Avraham at ScienceCafe@clarkson.edu with any questions or suggestions for future Science Cafe topics.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, New York, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/dianawhite.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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