Date: November 11-12, 2017
Location: University of Tennessee Conference Center, Knoxville, TN
Objectives: The ninth annual undergraduate research conference will provide 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, a graduate school showcase, and networking opportunities. Faculty and students are invited to attend, as well as middle and high school teachers.
Plenary Speaker: Nina Fefferman, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Featured Speaker: Katherine J. Evans, Group Leader, Computational Earth Sciences, ORNL
Descriptive Flyer (pdf)
NIMBioS Funding: A limited amount of support is available to cover the cost of registration, lodging, and travel. To apply for funding, you must use our online application system:
Priority for funding is given to those presenting talks or posters, faculty/student groups traveling together, juniors and seniors, and those adding to the diversity of the conference (broadly defined as diversity in subject area, gender, ethnicity, scientific field, geography and type of home institution).
Deadline to request funding is September 22. If you have or plan to request funding, do not register for the conference until you have been contacted by NIMBioS about the status of your funding request.
Registration: $80 for students, $135 for faculty, includes dinner Saturday, breakfast and lunch Sunday, all beverages, snacks, and conference materials.
Registration link: click here
Registration deadline: October 13
Lodging: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn World's Fair Park at $96 per night. Participants not receiving lodging support from NIMBioS may reserve a room by calling the hotel at 865.522.2800 or by using this link. The block code is "NIM". Rooms in the block are first come, first served, and must be reserved by October 13.
Abstracts: Abstracts for those requesting NIMBioS funding must be submitted with their application. For other attendees, please submit an abstract for your talk or poster no later than October 13 to URC2017@nimbios.org. Please follow our required abstract guidelines, available here.
Travel funds for this conference are co-funded by the National Science Foundation – Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS), Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI), Division of Environmental Biology (DEB), and Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE).