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NIMBioS/UBM Award

Beyond BIO2010 Celebration and Opportunities Conference
May 21 – 22, 2010, Washington, DC

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The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis is offering financial support to help undergraduate students attend the Beyond BIO2010 Celebration and Opportunities Conference to be held May 21-22, 2010, at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C.

  • The financial award covers transportation to and from the conference in Washington, DC. A total of 10 awards will be made.
  • The NIMBioS/UBM Awardees must be participants in the NSF Undergraduate Biology and Mathematics (UBM) program, and preferably will have had at least six months experience in the UBM program.
  • Awardees must present a poster on their research at the conference.
  • The UBM PI must be willing to fund any additional support needed for attendance to the conference.

The Beyond BIO2010 Celebration and Opportunities Conference is a result of the National Research Council of the National Academies’ call to action: BIO2010: Transforming Undergraduate Education for Future Research Biologists. This conference will celebrate significant progress made by the mutual effort of biologists and mathematicians in the development of new curricular materials, majors, collaborative research initiatives, national institutes, professional development workshops, journals, national science digital libraries, awards, etc. Educators and scientists are invited to attend this celebration, which will showcase some of the best collaborative initiatives to have emerged over the past seven years and chart a path for the future.

Sponsoring conference host: Adam P. Fagen, Senior Program Officer, Board on Life Sciences, National Research Council 
of the National Academies

Conference organizers: John R. Jungck, Vice President, International Union of Biological Sciences, Chairperson, NRC/NAS U.S. National Committee of IUBS, and Mead Chair of the Sciences, Beloit College; and Holly Gaff, Chairperson, SIGMAA Bio section of the Mathematics Association of America, and Assistant Professor, School of Community and Environmental Health, College of Life Sciences, Old Dominion University

Conference co-sponsors: Society for Mathematical Biology and the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis

Click here for the online form to apply for the NIMBioS/UBM Award. In addition to completing the online form, you will also be required to send the following to Sarah Duncan at sduncan7@utk.edu:
(1) a 1/2 to one page essay stating why you would like to be considered for the NIMBioS/UBM Award and what you hope to contribute and gain from this experience
2) a brief nomination letter from your UBM PI including a statement acknowledging additional support for your award

Application deadline is April 2, 2010.