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March 23, 2018:

4:00pm- UAS Math Club panel discussion on the Intercollegiate Biomathematics Alliance (IBA)

Some Background- Effective September 1, 2017, and with the support of UAS Provost Dr. Karen Carey, UAS became an institutional member of the Intercollegiate Biomathematics Alliance (IBA). This membership opened doors to many opportunities and resources for both students and faculty at UAS.
Starting Fall 2018, the IBA will start offering graduate certificate programs in mathematical biology that will include graduate preparation opportunities for undergraduate students who wish to pursue further studies in mathematical biology, as well as professional development opportunities for regional professionals.

The Event- The UAS Math Club is sponsoring a panel discussion on the IBA that is open to all. Panelists will talk about the IBA, the graduate certificate programs and other IBA resources, and how UAS undergraduate students and/or regional professionals may benefit.

Panelists- Dr. Olcay Akman, Director Center for Collaborative Studies in Mathematical Biology Illinois State University, and 
Dr. Chris Hay‐Jahans, Professor of Mathematics Department of Natural Sciences University of Alaska Southeast

7:00 pm- Why Should Every Soccer Coach Know Mathematics, Statistics, and Biology?

Speaker- Dr. Olcay Akman, Director Center for Collaborative Studies in Mathematical Biology Illinois State University

A public talk about how applications of mathematics, statistics and biology appear in the most unexpected places.
The content of this talk is accessible to all levels and may be of particular interest to soccer fans as well as present and
future students/enthusiasts of mathematics, or statistics, or the biological sciences.

Abstract- What's the similarity between a slime mold colony and Dutch Style Football?
How is the Barcelona midfield linked geometrically?
How did FIFA use expected values to change a long established point system?
Soccer is indeed a game of numbers, patterns, and shapes.
The last several decades saw transformations in soccer to utilize mathematical modeling which in turn
renders itself as the applications of a host of biological systems.
With this talk, we will shed light on individual plays, team strategies, and league performances
from mathematical and statistical points of view and see how these mimic behaviors in biological systems.

Previous Presentations

--- 2017 Power and Privilege Symposium

--- 2017 Evening @ Egan Lecture Series 

--- 2017 Commencement 

--- 2016 Power and Privilege Symposium 

--- 2016 Evening @ Egan Lecture Series 


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