Our 2014 Summer Research Experience students and teachers may have left NIMBioS for the summer, but friendships forged and research completed carry on! Four NIMBioS SRE undergraduates recently attended the week-long Math Biosciences Institute (MBI) Undergraduate Capstone Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Brittany Boribong, University of Scranton; Nitin Krishna, University of Chicago; Winode Handagama, Maryville College; and Margaret McDaniel, University of Tennessee, all presented their work at the conference.
Boribong said of the experience, “I had a great time at the conference! I really enjoyed it because although people came from different academic backgrounds, everyone had a common interest in how mathematics and biology intersect. It was exciting listening to the student presentations and talking to students at their posters as it allowed me to learn about the type of research that is happening right now in the field of biomathematics. It was great presenting a poster and to see that people were interested in the work my group did this summer. I don’t think anyone that came to my poster knew what a meta-analysis was so it was nice knowing that they all left learning something new. Since I will be a senior in the fall, I also benefited a lot from speaking to representatives from various graduate schools. It helped me feel more at ease about applying to graduate programs.”