Senior Science Scenario (S-Cubed)

The Senior Science Scenario is a capstone experience for our students.  The students are placed into teams and are assigned the following challenge: Research and choose a topic that relates to the health of our biosphere, then apply mathematical modeling techniques involving differential equations to predict the impact of an existing trend in this topic continuing for the next 50 years.  Each team will have biology, mathematical, and computer science experts who will have primary responsibility for various aspects of the project.  The project will begin with a proposal and end with the submission of a paper and a formal presentation of results before peers and math and science faculty.