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SCHEDULE: NOV 12-18, 2011

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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

Presenter(s):Diglio Simoni


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.

Chair/Presenter Details:

Diglio Simoni (Chair) - RTI International

Diglio Simoni - RTI International

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