Undergraduate Research in Scientific Inquiry with D. McAvity

FallWinterSpring
Fall 2017
Winter 2018
Spring 2018
Olympia
Olympia
Daytime
Day
Sophomore-Senior
Sophomore–Senior
Class Size: 0
Variable
Variable credit.
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Taught by

David McAvity
mathematics, physics

Rigorous quantitative and qualitative research is an important component of academic learning in Scientific Inquiry. This independent learning opportunity allows advanced students to delve into real-world research with faculty who are currently engaged in specific projects. Students typically begin by working in apprenticeship with faculty or laboratory staff and gradually take on more independent projects within the context of the specific research program as they gain experience. Students can develop vital skills in research design, data acquisition and interpretation, written and oral communication, collaboration, and critical thinking that are valuable for students pursuing a graduate degree or entering the job market.

David McAvity (mathematics) is interested in problems in mathematical biology associated with population and evolutionary dynamics. Students working with him will help create computer simulations using agent-based modeling and cellular automata and analyzing non-linear models for the evolution of cooperative behavior in strategic multiplayer evolutionary games. Students should have a strong mathematics or computer science background.

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:

theoretical biology, computer science, mathematics.

Variable
Variable credit.
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Variable Credit Options:

seat availability and credit options vary per quarter.

Online learning:
  • No Required Online Learning - No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional.
Sophomore-Senior
Class Standing: Sophomore–Senior
Class Size: 0
Daytime

Scheduled for: Day

Located in: Olympia