Electronic Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate MathematicsNew Orleans, Louisiana, October 2831, 2004Paper C035
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Using DNA Sequencing to Motivate Mathematics 
Frederick A. Adkins
Mathematics Department
Indiana University of Pensylvania
Indiana, PA 15705
USA
fadkins@iup.edu

The processing of DNA sequence information or genomics provides an effective means to motivate students studying discrete mathematics,
proof theory, graph theory, and algorithm complexity. This presentation will focus on using webbased resources from the
National Center for Biotechnology Information to motivate and explore undergraduate Mathematics content.
Keyword(s): applications, discrete mathematics