CyVerse (formerly The iPlant Collaborative)
CyVerse is funded by the National Science Foundation and is intended to transform science through data-driven discovery. This project accomplishes its vision by designing, deploying, and expanding a cyberinfrastructure for life sciences research and training scientists in its use. It addresses many of today's grand scientific challenges by providing scientists with powerful computational infrastructure to analyze large datasets and thus expand research capabilities in all life sciences.
Grant No. DBI-0735191 and DBI-1265383
MATH: EAGER: Evaluating Life Science Data Use in Mathematical Concept Learning Goals
This EAGER project is awarded to the University of Tennessee Knoxville by the NSF. The objective of this effort is to develop a Quantitative Biology Concept Inventory (QBCI) that will provide a means to assess whether using biological constructs and examples assist in student comprehension of key quantitative concepts. Life science students make up a very large fraction of undergraduate STEM students, with undergraduate degrees in this area accounting for more of the STEM degrees in the US than mathematics, physical sciences, and computer sciences combined. Development of the proposed inventory could directly impact educational research for a large fraction of US STEM students, for whom there have been regular calls for enhanced quantitative skills.