The research for this paper was completed in a
summer REU program at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
As a chemistry major with math and biology minors, I have
always been intrigued by the interplay between mathematics
and the life sciences. This problem appealed to me for its
interdisciplinary nature. For me, this project truly
demonstrated the relevance of mathematics in the biological
sciences. As a senior at Midland Lutheran College I have
plans to attend graduate school in the area of Environmental
Health and Toxicology. I am especially interested in the
health effects of exposure to environmental contaminants on
various biological systems. I intend to incorporate mathematics
into my graduate studies and research.
Glenn Ledder - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of