UChicago Biosciences' distinctive Quantitative Biology Bootcamp at MBL, now in its third year, has been awarded funding through the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award is part of the NSF's Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program. IN 2017, IGE funded ten projects that "pilot, test and validate" new methods in graduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
UChicago professors Victoria Prince, PhD; Stefano Allesina, PhD; and assistant professor Stephanie Palmer, PhD, are co-Principal Investigators on the grant. All three are currently leading the third MBL QBio Bootcamp for the incoming 2017 cohort of UChicago Biosciences graduate students. The grant is titled, "Reproducibility and Rigor in Quantitative Biology: A Hands-on Approach."