UNLV Undergraduate Biology & Mathematics Program
Biology is ungergoing a revolution, a revolution brought about by the increasing role of mathematics in studies of biological systems. Future biologists will benefit from enhanced training at this interface
Mathematics will also be enriched by its exposure to the intricacies and complexities of biological systems. Fields such as chaos theory grew in part out of their need for applications to biological problems.
The UNLV biomathematics program has been funded by the National Science Foundation and is designed to enhance the education of undergraduates at this exciting interface. Students will experience:
- - Courses in biomathematics that will teach basic mathematical principles together with their application to problems in biology.
- - A core research project that will bring students together with faculty for practical experience at the interface between biology and mathematics.
- - Stipends ($4500 plus $500 for supplies) will support the work of students during the summer.
- - A seminar series introducing biology and mathematics students to the work of internationally recognized scholars in this field.