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Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics

Date: November 17-18, 2012

Time: Begins at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 17) and ends around 4:00 p.m. on Sunday (Nov. 18)

Location: University of Tennessee Conference Center - Knoxville, TN (Please note that this is not to be confused with the Knoxville Convention Center, a different building located across the street)

Objectives: The fourth annual undergraduate research conference provides opportunities for undergraduates to present their research at the interface of biology and mathematics. Student talks and posters are featured as well as a panel discussion on career opportunities. Faculty and students are invited to attend. Middle and high school teachers are also invited to attend.

Plenary Speaker:
Dr. Christine E. Heitsch, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Georgia Institute of Technology
Topic: From Plato to Pasteur and Beyond: the Combinatorics of RNA Viruses

Featured Speaker:
Dr. John W. Glasser, Center for Disease Control
Topic: A Tale of Two Models: Modeling STIs as Simply as Possible

Social Media at URC 2012:
Have you heard? Social media is the rage for communicating science, and NIMBioS is connected to you! Get connected to the NIMBioS URC 2012 before you arrive in Knoxville.

Twitter: NIMBioS staff will be using Twitter for live updates, highlights from sessions, and more. You can follow us by visiting Twitter users can just login and click "follow." View and join in conversations about URC 2012 on Twitter by using the hashtag, #urc12. If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can still view our updates and even bookmark the NIMBioS Twitter webpage.

Facebook: NIMBioS is also on Facebook: Look for pictures and blog posts from the URC shared on this medium – or share your own.

Descriptive Flyer (pdf)

NIMBioS Funding: A limited amount of support is available to cover the cost of registration and lodging.

Registration, abstract submission, and funding requests are now closed.
URC Abstract Book 2012 (PDF)

Lodging: Individuals whose lodging is not being paid by NIMBioS should contact the Four Points by Sheraton Cumberland House Hotel, 1109 White Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916, to make reservations. Rooms are being held in a NIMBioS block until October 16. The room rate is $86 and parking is $8 per night. Phone (865) 971-4663.

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

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