Outreach: SiMPLE@CoMPLEX

What is SiMPLE@CoMPLEX?

 

SiMPLE@CoMPLEX is an outreach initiative that aims to introduce school children to the idea of mathematical modelling of biology. 

The example we have chosen is that of penguin nest-building behaviour, whereby penguins build their nests either by foraging for rocks or by stealing rocks from other penguins.

The paradigm used to represent this scenario is that of a board game, where the rule set is equivalent to a mathematical model. The characters represent the foraging and stealing penguins.

Simple@CoMPLEXCriminal Penguin


The organisers for SiMPLEX@CoMPLEX are; Rob Stanley, Tharindi Hapuarachchi and Janine Symonds - they can be contacted at complex@ucl.ac.uk

The SiMPLE@CoMPLEX Team
 

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