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Research in Progress


Applying Social Network Analysis to Evaluate the Evolution of Interdisciplinary Research Teams

The purpose of this project is to evaluate the growth and productivity of NIMBioS working group teams using social network analysis.


Assessing Impacts on Student Learning in Mathematics from Inclusion of Biological, Real-World Examples

This project will develop and validate an interdisciplinary instrument–a Quantitative Biology Concept Inventory (QBCI) – which will allow assessment of mathematics and quantitative concept learning goals in the context of concrete, real-world life science data examples and models.


Factors influencing productivity in interdisciplinary synthetic team science groups

This paper will demonstrate the use of hierarchical modeling methods to evaluate the factors leading to productivity of 20 interdisciplinary synthetic research groups that took place over six years at The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS).

National Institute for STEM Evaluation and Research (NISER)
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

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