This project is an extension of the research being done by our visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Fabián Candelaria. Its purpose was to take data previously collected about the dogbane beetle and create a computer program that could project the dispersal patterns of the beetle over its lifetime. New data was carefully collected about the beetles during the summer of 2006 and that data was entered into the computer so that comparisons of the computer’ s prediction of the dispersal patterns with what really happened can be obtained.
Lauren Bose, ’07 DeForest, WI
Majors: Mathematics, Secondary Education, Spanish
Sponsor: Fabián Candelaria