Dr. Billington and Partners Receive NSF Grant to Develop Biology App

Congratulations to Dr. Barbara Billington, Dr. Sehoya Cotner from the College of Biological Sciences, and their partner Andamio Games for receiving a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to design a series of biology related applications for mobile devices.

These apps will focus on high school and college level biology lessons where groups of students can work together to model complex biological processes. The ability for multiple students to work simultaneously on a single project is a unique feature of this application and allows teachers to provide individualized teaching without separating students by their ability.

Dr. Billington and Dr. Cotner will conduct research on the biology lessons using this application.

A similar app, iNeuron, was another collaboration between Andamio Games and UofMN researchers from both CBS and the STEM Education Center. This app has been downloaded 50,000 times and a version 2 is currently under evaluation.

Read more about the NSF grant and development of this new application here!