Students Encouraged to Apply For Mathematical Biology Undergraduate Research Program

Truman’s Mathematical Biology program is currently seeking talented, team-oriented undergraduates who are eager for an interdisciplinary experience to participate in Truman’s Research-focused Learning Communities (RLC) in Mathematical Biology Program.

This program is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for undergraduates with an interest in exploring or working in an area of growing scientific and economic importance.

Participants will be part of an interdisciplinary quartet of two undergraduates and two faculty co-mentors (one each from biology and mathematics). Each team will design and carry out a cutting-edge research project. Undergraduate participants will receive a generous research stipend, room and board for the summer program and funds to travel to a national professional conference to present their results. The research experience will also satisfy requirements for Truman’s interdisciplinary minor in mathematical biology.

Because the project topics available to interdisciplinary teams of undergraduates span a broad range of biological scales and organization, and because the mathematics involved span an equally broad range, this program has something to offer any student interested in applied or abstract mathematics or biology.

For more information about the project topics available, visit Applications are due Nov. 14. Questions about projects should be addressed to a faculty mentor. Questions about the mathematical biology program should be directed to Jason Miller, associate professor of mathematics, at

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