The Center for Collaborative Studies in Mathematical Biology
(CCSMB) has been recognized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education as a research center at ISU. CCSMB is a branch of the Office of the Provost, and the Director reports to the Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. The main mission of CCSMB is to facilitate academic collaboration between institutions and scholars to promote research and education in mathematical biology. The Intercollegiate Biomathematics Alliance (IBA) and the Partnership in Extending Education and Research (PEER) Program are just a few of the initiatives that are under the CCSMB umbrella, highlighted on the IBA Resources page.
The Intercollegiate Biomathematics Alliance
is a consortium created to promote research and education in biomathematics. IBA strives to bring together institutions both academic and non-academic to build a collaborative academic community in the pursuit of advancing biomathematics, ecology, and related areas for the researchers, educators of the mathematical and biological sciences, and active scholars. In doing so, the IBA provides a wide range of expertise, resources, and opportunities that are only available when we work together as a community.
Students enrolled at IBA member institutions also enjoy additional benefits that would not otherwise be available. IBA offers undergraduate research workshops, a graduate curriculum, cross-institutional research opportunities for graduate students, and an expanded selection of courses thanks to the collaborative community of departments of the IBA family.