Date: October 31 - November 1, 2020
The conference will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday and end by 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Location: The conference will be conducted remotely this year due to COVID-19 concerns. We will utilize the Sococo platform that allows for personal avatars to move between rooms and sessions, interact in small groups and also participate in zoom sessions. Training sessions on the use of this platform will be held prior to the Conference.
Objectives: The Twelfth Annual Undergraduate Research Conference provides opportunities for undergraduates to present their research at the interface of biology and mathematics. The conference will include two plenary talks, student talks and posters, and a panel discussion on career opportunities. Faculty and students are invited to attend.
Graduate School Fair: If you would like to host an online breakout room to discuss opportunities in your graduate program, please contact Greg Wiggins (email@example.com) by October 16. Online breakout rooms will be available for the Graduate School Fair October 29, 30, and November 1.
Professor & Chair, Department of Population Health Sciences, Georgia State University School of Public Health, Atlanta
The power of mathematical and statistical modeling tools to combat the COVID-19 pandemic
Featured Speaker: Olivia Prosper, Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Pre-conference Talk: Volker Grimm, Professor, Department of Ecological Modeling, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, will give a pre-conference talk on October 30. If you would like to attend this talk, please register here (link TBA).
To register, you must use our online application system.
Registration cost: $30.
A significant amount of support is available upon request to cover the conference registration fee.
Priority for support is given to undergraduate students and particularly those presenting talks or posters.
For those not receiving a fee waiver, please send a check (payable to Univ. of Tennessee - NIMBioS URC 2020), addressed to:
1122 Volunteer Blvd., Suite 106
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-3410