When viewing the Technical Program schedule, on the far righthand side
is a column labeled "PLANNER." Use this planner to build your own
schedule. Once you select an event and want to add it to your personal
schedule, just click on the calendar icon of your choice (outlook
calendar, ical calendar or google calendar) and that event will be
stored there. As you select events in this manner, you will have your
own schedule to guide you through the week.
You can also create your personal schedule on the SC11 app (Boopsie) on your smartphone. Simply select a session you want to attend and "add" it to your plan. Continue in this manner until you have created your own personal schedule. All your events will appear under "My Event Planner" on your smartphone.
SESSION: BIOLOGY: Focus Group on Modeling in the Biology Classroom using Infectious Disease
EVENT TYPE: Education
TIME: 2:00PM - 3:00PM
SESSION CHAIR: Diglio Simoni
ABSTRACT: RTI International (RTI) in North Carolina has been developing large scale models of infectious disease as part of ongoing projects with various academic and public health organizations. Presently RTI is trying to extend the impacts of these efforts by developing educational materials that can be used to help educate undergraduate and pre-college students about the use of computational modeling of infectious disease in research and public health policy decision making. Over the course of the summer, RTI and Shodor have conducted focus groups with faculty, educators and computing resource managers to solicit input about practical high-impact ways to bring modeling to the Biology classroom. This session represents the final focus group, in which findings from previous focus groups will be shared, and input from the academic community will be collected for use in guiding the development of instructional materials.