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The DIMACS Bio-Math Connect Institute
Funded by Rutgers University with additional funds anticipated from the National Science Foundation.

BMCI 2006

The DIMACS Bio-Math Connect Institute

Colorado Institute of Technology
July 16 - 28, 2006

We invite you to participate in an experimental program emphasizing mathematics and biology in summer 2006.

A program of research experiences and classroom material writing for high school teachers, and collaborations between researchers and teachers.

A joint project of DIMACS at Rutgers University, Colorado Institute of Technology in Broomfield, Colorado and in collaboration with the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP).

Financial Support and Graduate Credit:

  • Participants are expected to receive housing in a shared room at a local hotel, meals, and a stipend of $720 to be paid in two installments: $500 to be paid at the end of the Summer 2006 program and the remaining $220 to be paid upon completion of academic-year follow-ups.
  • Participants who complete the program will receive 3 credits from the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University
  • Limited travel support scholarships can be applied for on the BMCI Program application.

DIMACS is a NJ Department of Education Professional Development Provider.

Who Should Apply:

  • High School Teachers or Supervisors in the Mathematical Sciences (Math, Computer Science, Statistics), and the Biological Sciences.
  • Apply as a team from the same school or with a colleague from another school or we will pair you up.
  • Explore the connections between the mathematical and biological sciences.
  • Take an introductory course in computational biology/bioinformatics and earn up to 3 Graduate Credits.
  • Learn about math and epidemiology and math and ecology.
  • Experiment with software tools of bioinformatics.
  • Develop materials to bring back to your classroom.
  • Team with researchers to explore computational biology/bioinformatics through a writing experience or research experience.
  • Plan collaborative follow-up activities in your school.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: A few openings are still available.
Applicants to be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until all openings are filled.
Biology teachers are especially urged to apply.

If you would like to ask questions specifically about the content of the program, please e-mail Christine Spassione for a list of prior DIMACS Education Program Participants who are willing to answer questions.

For further information contact:

BMCI Program Coordinator
Rutgers University
96 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8018 USA

Phone: (732) 445-4304
Fax: (732) 445-5932

Page last updated: May 5, 2006.