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The 11th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics

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Date: November 16-17, 2019

Location: University of Tennessee Conference Center, Knoxville, TN

Objectives: The eleventh annual undergraduate research conference will provide opportunities for undergraduates to present their research at the interface of biology and mathematics. Student talks and posters will be 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.

Support: Limited support is available for student travel and lodging.

Keynote Speaker: Sadie Ryan, Medical Geography, Univ. of Florida; Director, Quantitative Disease Ecology & Conservation Lab (QDEC Lab)

Featured Speaker: Christopher Strickland, Mathematics, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville

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NIMBioS Support: Limited support is available to cover the cost of registration, lodging, and travel. To request support, you must use our online application system:

  1. Click here to access the system
  2. Login or register
  3. Complete your user profile (if you haven't already)
  4. Find this conference event under Current Events Open for Application and click on Apply

Deadline to request support: September 25. Priority for support 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).

If you are requesting funding, do not register for the conference until you have been contacted by NIMBioS about the status of your funding request. If you register online before appropriate approvals, your registration will be transferred to the regular registration fee category and you will be responsible for full payment.


  • Cost: $80 for students, $135 for faculty, includes dinner Saturday, breakfast and lunch Sunday, all beverages, snacks, and conference materials.
  • Deadline: October 16
  • Link: Click here to register.

Lodging: Details about lodging coming soon!

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 16.

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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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NIMBioS is supported by the National Science Foundation through NSF Award #DBI-1300426, with additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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