Current Active INQUIRE Lab Research Projects
- [Online] Networks for inclusion change in STEM [Education]
- QUBES (Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis)
- Math Mamas (Special Issue in JHM, AMS Blog, AWM website, book)
- Interdisciplinary education: curriculum and professional development
- Mathematical and computational biology
- Zombies data
- Co-evolutionary networks
Other Research Press:
- “Misinformation is everywhere. These scientists can help you fight BS” in Washington Post (June 24, 2019)
- Keynote Speaker at UMF Mathematics Forum in Village Soup (March 3, 2014) Link to talk
- $2.9M NSF grant in Bangor Daily News (Sept. 11, 2014) MBPN
- Online Hub Feeds Biology Faculty Resources in Campus Technology (Sept. 29, 2015)
- Can math save coral? in Bangor Daily News (Oct. 14, 2016)
- To save corals, study science, math, and writing in Yale Climate Connections (January 12, 2017)
I often employ grant students for communications work (social media, building online communities), and most semesters have a student tutor for one of my courses. I am also open to employing students interested in educational data analysis.
Operation Paperless Research Project
(Left to right):
Alexis White, Educational Impacts
Carrie Diaz Eaton, Advisor
Kari Lemelin, Web Design
Jake McGinley, Sustainability Science
Thesis advising options
At the moment, DCS does not have a major (there is a GEC!), but I also willing to advise and/or co-advise theses in other disciplines. I am accepting thesis students interested in research related to online communities, hashtag activism, equity in stem education, interdisciplinary education, building computing modules for educational use, mechanistic modeling of social systems and ideas, and evolutionary networks.
If you are interested in education research, consider taking courses from the Education GEC, an upper level statistics course, and appropriate multidisciplinary courses around equity.
If you are interested in worked related to online communities, please take my related course on DCS 303 Online Community Building as a methods course, DCS 104 Calling Bull, and Dr. Hanson Shrout’s courses DCS 10x on GenderTechnoCulture and DCS 20x Data Cultures as preparatory courses.
If you are interested in evolutionary networks, consider taking DCS 303 Discrete Structures and Modeling, MATH Stochastics, DCS 30x Network Analysis and BIOL Evolution.
If you are interested in mechanistic modeling of social systems and ideas, take DCS 303 Discrete Structures and MATH Modeling courses.