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NIMBioS Expanding Your Horizons

STEM Activity Day for Middle School Girls

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The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) hosted a STEM Activity Day in conjunction with the Expanding Your Horizons Network (EYH) on November 9, 2019, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The Activity Day at NIMBioS engaged middle-school girls (grades 5-8) in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) activities. This event was organized by Suzanne Lenhart and Greg Wiggins at NIMBioS, in consultation with Judith Iriate-Gross, Middle Tennessee State University and EYH Southeast Coordinator. The EYH Network promotes the continuing development in mathematics and science of all people, with particular emphasis on the needs of women and girls.

The Activity Day at NIMBios consisted of STEM hands-on activities led by women faculty and staff from the University of Tennessee, including Virginia Dale from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Jessica Budke and Liz Derryberry from Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Anne Skutnik from Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Audra Hinson from Microbiology, and Suzanne Lenhart, Joan Lind, and Marie Jameson from Mathematics. Activities included Building with Triangles, Powering VOLt City, Beating the Heat, and Squishing Specimens for Science.

Date: November 9, 2019 (9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)

Location: Hallam Auditorium, Room 206, Claxton Building, 1122 Volunteer Blvd. (Campus map).

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Co-sponsored in cooperation with the Knoxville Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

NIMBioS Education and Outreach Contacts:

Suzanne Lenhart
Associate Director for Education and Outreach, NIMBioS
Phone: (865) 974-4270 (Math)   (865) 974-9349 (NIMBioS)    Fax: (865) 974-9300

1122 Volunteer Blvd., Suite 106
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Knoxville, TN 37996-3410
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FAX: (865) 974-9461
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From 2008 until early 2021, NIMBioS was supported by the National Science Foundation through NSF Award #DBI-1300426, with additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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