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Linking Genetics (BIO 211) and Algorithms (COMP 215)

Linking Genetics (BIO 211) and Algorithms (COMP 215)

This web site shows an example of how faculty might manage the points of contact between two linked courses, in this case the biology and computer science professors were linking “Cell Evolution” and “Algorithms.” An underlying assumption in our plan is that new exciting research questions will be answered by new software (or at least modifications to existing software). Our personal research collaboration and classroom experiences to date have convinced us that successful collaborations emerge over time, not, for example, in one or two isolated laboratory sessions. Thus, we intend to develop materials that bring students from both disciplines together in class and lab and then later in follow-ups outside of lab, for example, in a joint homework assignment, in modifications to a programming assignment, design of an experiment in genomics, or preparations for final project presentations.


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