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A Tasting Menu of Quantitative Modeling for Researchers in the Life and Earth Sciences

What Can Quantitative Models Do and How They Might Help in Your Research

Special Focus on Tackling the Interface of Climate Change and Health

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10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m., Eastern Time, Friday, July 8, 2022 &
11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m., Eastern Time, Saturday, July 9, 2022

Location: Virtual Participation with short presentations and active break-out sessions planned

Rationale and Goals: Have you ever been curious whether mathematical and statistical models might be useful in your research, but weren't sure how to begin? We invite graduate students, post-docs and faculty to join us for "A Tasting Menu of Models" at NIMBioS. Our program will included short presentations about what types of mathematical and statistical models there are and what they can do for you; question and answer sessions about how modeling might fit into your grant proposals, research, and teaching; and collaborative break-out sessions to talk about areas of research where modeling may help you tackle some new big challenges.

Models have been useful in diverse fields, ranging from education to political science to public health to psychology to chemistry to engineering and even into the arts. Quantitative models can increase impact and generality of empirical research results from specific systems, help generate novel hypotheses, and help reduce empirical burdens for testing complex interactions. While our examples and discussions will focus on tackling the interface of climate change and human health, researchers from any field in the life and mathematical sciences are invited to join us to learn how models could help them!

No matter what your field, join us discuss how quantitative models can help you and/or find new topics and collaborators for modeling!
Join us for the entire event or feel free to drop in as your schedule allows.

This program is cosponsored by the EDGE Foundation and supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

The event is free, but registration is required.
Registration Link for Non-Students
Registration Link for Students
[Note: Our student-focused activity is also called WICoMB (Workshop on Interdisciplinary Collaborations in Mathematical Biology) - Don't worry, you're in the right place!]

Registration is now open!
Women and people from underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Due to the gracious support of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the first 50 attendees who register more than 1 week before the meeting and are able to participate in the majority of the breakout sessions will receive a box of nibbles! We'll be pairing our menu of models with a menu of snacks as part of our session activities!

Please contact Kristen Mecke at if you have registered and find that you cannot attend, or with any other questions.

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From 2008 until early 2021, NIMBioS was supported by the National Science Foundation through NSF Award #DBI-1300426, with additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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