Worlds of Connections (WoC) is a University of Nebraska-Lincoln led Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) that is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our long term goals are to 1) enhance the diversity of the bio-behavioral and biomedical workforce by increasing interest in Network Science among members of underrepresented minority communities and to 2) promote public understanding of the benefits of NIH-funded research for public health.
Which disciplines use network science?
Network science (NS) is an emerging field in several sciences (e.g. social, biological, and behavioral science) that provides a key analytical lens for understanding health processes using advanced relational approaches to health data. Network science is a powerful approach to analyzing data from many disciplines and has such general-purpose tools that it is used in fields as broad-ranging as physics, biology, chemistry, computer security, primatology, neuroscience, genetics, and virology. Yet very few people have heard of network science and therefore do not know about careers using network science nor the discoveries advancing health interventions that are based in network science.