Dr. Luis Melara, mathematics department, was the organizer of Minisymposium: Control Problems in Natural Resource Management and presented the talk entitled “A Two-Patch Epidemic Model with State-Dependent Dispersal Behaviors and Optimal Preventive Strategies” at the 2nd Joint Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics/The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society Annual Meeting.

In addition, Melara’s paper “The Case for Undergraduate Research Journals” was published on July 29 in the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Special Issue: Mathematical Biology Education.  The paper can be found at:  https://rdcu.be/b5UZQ