Gaining Insight through Systems Thinking and Computational Modeling

Our modern world houses many wonders. Among them are complex, systems problems that challenge us individually and as a society. Computational modeling can be a powerful process and tool as we strive to improve understanding, make choices, and take action in response to increasingly complex problems.

Explore this site independently, as part of a class, or as an extracurricular club or workgroup. In all cases, you will learn how to use several computational modeling tools in the context of specific case studies. In the process, you'll build your computational modeling and systems thinking skills. Your work will culminate with building a model of your own. Follow the navigation to learn more and participate.

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Funding to support the development of these activities and experiences was provided by National Science Foundation Award DBI-1565166 & 0640950 and Institute for Systems Biology Innovator Award (ISB Project #10520010000). The content of these pages was created by students for students with the help of educators, scientists and the Jones Family Foundation. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of ISB, NSF or JFF.