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ERIC Number: EJ1008253
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1931-7913
Integration of Physics and Biology: Synergistic Undergraduate Education for the 21st Century
Woodin, Terry; Vasaly, Helen; McBride, Duncan; White, Gary
CBE - Life Sciences Education, v12 n2 p120-123 Jun 2013
This is an exciting time to be a biologist. The advances in our field and the many opportunities to expand our horizons through interaction with other disciplines are intellectually stimulating. This is as true for people tasked with helping the field move forward through support of research and education projects that serve the nation's needs as for those carrying out that research and educating the next generation of biologists. So, it is a pleasure to contribute to this edition of "CBE--Life Sciences Education". This column will cover three aspects of the interactions of physics and biology as seen from the viewpoint of four members of the Division of Undergraduate Education of the National Science Foundation. The first section places the material to follow in context. The second reviews some of the many interdisciplinary physics-biology projects we support. The third highlights mechanisms available for supporting new physics-biology undergraduate education projects based on ideas that arise, focusing on those needing and warranting outside support to come to fruition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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