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The 10th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics

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Date: October 27-28, 2018

Location: University of Tennessee Conference Center, Knoxville, TN

Objectives: The tenth 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 high school teachers. The Conference will start at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, and end around 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, October 28.

Plenary Speaker: Holly Gaff, Biological Sciences, Old Dominion Univ.

Featured Speaker: Nina Fefferman, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Mathematics, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville

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The deadline to request support has passed. If you have requested support, do not register for the conference until you have been contacted by NIMBioS about the status of your support request.


  • Cost: $80 for students, $135 for faculty, includes dinner Saturday, breakfast and lunch Sunday, all beverages, snacks, and conference materials.
  • Deadline: October 5
  • Link: Click here to register.

Lodging: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn World's Fair Park at $98 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 "URC". Rooms in the block are first come, first served, and must be reserved by October 5.

Abstracts: Please submit an abstract for your talk or poster (not both) by email to, following our required abstract guidelines, available here. Abstracts for those requesting NIMBioS support must be submitted the day of their support application. For other attendees, please submit abstracts no later than October 5.

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

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

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