Emphasizing Core Calculus Concepts Using Biomedical Applications to Engage, Mentor and Retain STEM Students
This project provides a series of for-credit, applied learning modules that are given in parallel to the freshman and sophomore calculus courses. The modules are developed and led by faculty members. The proposed modules emphasizes mathematics and statistics relevant to four biomedical research areas 1) orthopaedics,2) infectious diseases, 3) heat propagation in the human body, 4) mammography and radiology. Students participate in field trips to visit facilities and labs related to their module.