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Graduate Students

Graduate Assistantships
Current UTK/UTIA graduate students working at the interface between mathematics and biology are invited to apply for graduate assistantships with NIMBioS. Applications are considered in the spring semester of each year for funding in the subsequent academic year, beginning August 1st.

Joint MBI-NIMBioS-CAMBAM Summer Graduate Program
Each summer, NIMBioS helps to present this 10-day program at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) in Columbus, Ohio. Instructors are researchers in mathematics and the biological sciences from across North America. Graduate students from the mathematical, physical and life sciences are all encouraged to apply. The 2013 program was held at NIMBioS. The 2016 Graduate Summer School on Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Disease Spread was held June 13-22.

Mathematical Sciences Collaborative Diversity Initiative Workshops
Mathematical sciences institutes in North America, including the NSF Mathematical Sciences Institutes, have formed a committee with the goal of joining together in their efforts to support the participation of underrepresented groups in the mathematical sciences, including women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities. Different programs target undergraduates, graduate students, recent PhD's, faculty and professionals. The "Modern Math Workshop" at SACNAS (, with NIMBioS as the lead organizer in 2012, is one of these activities. The annual "Spring Opportunities" workshop is another activity of this group, with NIMBioS as the lead organizer in 2014. The event promotes opportunities for early career women in the mathematical sciences.

NIMBioS Tutorials
NIMBioS hosts a number of tutorials related to the interface of biological/computational/mathematical research.


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

Kelly Sturner
Education and Outreach Coordinator, NIMBioS
Phone: (865) 974-9364    Fax: (865) 974-9300

National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
University of Tennessee
1122 Volunteer Blvd., Suite 106
Knoxville, TN 37996-3410