Week 1: Modeling and Canoeing

I began my summer research on June 3rd, returning to the Quantitative Biology Lab tucked in a back corner of the ISC’s second floor.  Unlike most of the other biology and chemistry labs on this floor, here you won’t find any vials full of chemicals, Bunsen burners, or lab mice.  Instead, it’s a lab full of computers where we design mathematical models, and couches where we gather for group discussions.  I spent most of my research hours this week in the lab, making adjustments to the diamondback terrapin population model that I was working on during the past school year.

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