Using interdisciplinary bioinformatics undergraduate research to recruit and retain computer science students

Jon Beck, Brent Buckner, Olga Nikolova

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

25 Scopus citations

Abstract

An interdisciplinary undergraduate research project in bioinformatics, jointly mentored by faculty in computer science and biology, has been developed and is being used to provide top-quality instruction to biology and computer science students. This paper explains the benefits of such a collaboration to computer science students and to the computer science discipline. Specific goals of the project include increased recruitment of students into computer science and increased retention within the discipline. The project is also intended to be particularly attractive to women students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGCSE 2007
Subtitle of host publication38th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
Pages358-361
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventSIGCSE 2007: 38th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education - Covington, KY, United States
Duration: Mar 7 2007Mar 10 2007

Publication series

NameSIGCSE 2007: 38th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

Conference

ConferenceSIGCSE 2007: 38th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCovington, KY
Period3/7/073/10/07

Keywords

  • Bioinformatics
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Undergraduate research
  • Women in CS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education

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