top of page


COBWEB Research Program

COBWEB gives students the opportunity to conduct their own research project and develop research skills fundamental to undergraduate research. We are interested in all students in any science, social science or engineering discipline. Whether you're interested in neuroscience, environmental science, land economics or the spread of disease, each and every idea has a place to be explored!

Our program aims to provide students looking for research experience the opportunity to design and execute their own individual research project! Students will participate in lecture-based modules, quizzes and assignments throughout the duration of their research, having the option of working on their research either following our recommended guidelines or at their own pace!

Support for researchers is available throughout the program, primarily in the form of TA mentorship sessions and online materials offering guidance throughout the research process in an area of their need or interest. 

$ 500.00 (less that $45/month) *Pay upon acceptance*
12 Months (or at your own pace)
Student Research Opportunity/Experience
Certificate Once Finished

Registering for this course enables students to receive mentorship and resources that lead to designing a research project, a COBWEB agent-based model, and present a scientific poster at our internal COBWEB conference! 


Students will use the COBWEB simulation modelling software developed by our founder Dr. Brad Bass. COBWEB is an agent-based simulation model, meaning that the actions of each individual member of a population or component of a system can be represented in the model. Each member of the population can learn, and populations/systems can evolve novel strategies over time. COBWEB does not require any expertise or experience in mathematics or coding to develop a model.


Essential concepts and practices that all researchers must develop have been identified and included in this course (COB644). The material of this course will be taught at a level that is accessible to all participants regardless of prior experience and specialization. By the end of the course, students will be able to create agent-based models, understand research in a broad range of topics, conduct their own experiments, and effectively communicate their own work.

Course Curriculum
Parts of a Paper | Literature Search Workshop | Experimental Design | How to Write and Publish a Manuscript | Poster Presentation Tips and more...

bottom of page