The University of California, Irvine is proud to organize two summer research programs in mathematical biology in 2019, MathBioU for undergraduates and Math ExpLR for High School students. Students will work for 6 weeks in small research teams and give a presentation at the end of the program. In addition, students will attend skillbuilding workshops that will prepare them to carry out mathematical research, including Matlab programming, mathematical modeling, giving research presentations and write a research paper.
Research Team Advisors:
 Prof. John Lowengrub
 Prof. German Enciso
 Prof. Jun Allard
 Prof. Scott Atwood
 Prof. Xing Dai
 Prof. Bogi Andersen
 Prof. Elizabeth Read
 Prof. Felix Grun
Most teams will consist of both undergraduates and High School students working together on a research project. Applications for both summer programs will be considered on a rolling basis, with a first screening for admission on Friday, March 1st, 2019, and second screening on Monday, April 1st, 2019.
Course Schedule:
All meetings, courses, workshops, and activities take place in Rowland Hall 306. The daily snack/social breaks take place in Rowland Hall 420. See the calendar below for details. If you or your group would like a place to meet on campus, please let Nicole Fider know and we will do our best to arrange a location for you.
You should also plan to be on campus on Friday, August 9th, from 11:30am5pm. This is when your final reports will be due and your group will present its work. The final presentations will take place from 11:30am4:00pm, and the EndofProgram Reception will begin at 4:00pm.
Monday (15pm)  Wednesday (15pm)  
Week 1  7/1/19

7/3/19

Week 2  7/8/19

7/10/19

Week 3 
7/15/19

7/17/19 DUE: MIDCOURSE REPORT DRAFT

Week 4 
7/22/19 MIDCOURSE PRESENTATIONS BEGIN

7/24/19 PRESENTATIONS CONTINUE
DUE ON SUNDAY: MIDCOURSE REPORTS 
Week 5  7/29/19

7/31/19

Week 6 
8/5/19 Groups work on final papers and practice final presentations

8/7/19 DUE: POSTSURVEY Groups work on final papers and practice final presentations

Updated 6/28/19
*These snack/social breaks should include fun activities planned by the student groups J
Summary of lessons and workshops
Skill Development 1: How to find and read articles, basics of writing a scientific paper
MATLAB, part 1: Introduction to MATLAB, including variables, vectors, scripts, scripts, functions, loops
LaTex, Part 1: Getting started, special characters, modifying text (size/color/bold/italics/underline), writing equations
MATLAB, part 2: Advanced functions and plotting
LaTex, part 2: Alignment, lists, creating document title and sections, document types
MATLAB, part 3: Applications, including solving ODEs
Latex, Part 3: How to write a scientific paper, including cross referencing equations, bibliography, and citations
LaTex, Part 4: Figures/tables using LaTex (MatLab) and how to reference them intext
Skill Development 2: Effective Presentations in Science/Mathematics
Skill Development 3 / Latex, part 5: Making slides in Beamer
Skill Development 4: Making a Poster