The Mathematical Biology Team Science (MBioTS) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at Clarkson University is a ten-week interdisciplinary research summer experience, introducing eight undergraduate students per year to collaborative research at the intersection of biology and mathematics.
The MBioTS REU takes a team science approach to interdisciplinary research in biology and mathematics exposing scholars to projects that directly combine quantitative biology and applied mathematics, with a focus on developing skills for effective communication and collaboration across disciplines. A key component of the MBioTS REU will be the close interaction between student team members across disciplines, as they collaboratively design both experiments and models to address biological questions. Each team will be mentored by faculty from both the Biology and Mathematics Departments at Clarkson University, with research projects spanning biological phenomena ranging from ecology, evolution, cell biology, and public health.
Scholars will be recruited from a diverse set of academic backgrounds including mathematics, biology, health sciences, physics, computer science, and engineering. Participants will develop diverse skills applicable across collaborative science, science communication, publishing and presenting research results, and in future graduate studies and careers in STEM.
*COVID-19 Note: At this time, Clarkson University is requiring all students to be fully vaccinated for in-person participation of university programs, including the MBioTS REU program. Learn more here: https://www.clarkson.edu/covid-19-information-2022