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Undergraduates and Faculty

SRE program
NIMBioS sponsors Summer Research Experiences (SRE) at NIMBioS for Undergraduates and Teachers each summer. Undergraduate majors in math, biology, and related fields live on the University of Tennessee campus for 8 weeks and work in teams with UTK professors on research projects at the interface of mathematics and biology. Mid-way through the program, participants present their progress at the UT STEM Summer Symposium. In some years, veterinary students (DVM or VMD) also participate as part of the summer program.

Undergraduate Research Conference
NIMBioS organizes and hosts an annual Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics each Fall. Faculty and Minority Serving Institution partners and high school teachers are invited to see the research of these undergraduates. Click here for more information.

Mathematical Sciences Collaborative Diversity Initiative Workshops
Mathematical sciences institutes in North America, including the NSF Mathematical Sciences Institutes, have formed a committee with the goal of joining together in their efforts to support the participation of underrepresented groups in the mathematical sciences, including women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities. Different programs target undergraduates, graduates, recent PhD's, faculty and professionals. The "Modern Math Workshop" at SACNAS (, with NIMBioS as the lead organizer in 2012, is one of these activities. The annual "Spring Opportunities" workshop is another activity of this group, with NIMBioS as the lead organizer in 2014. The 2014 event promotes opportunities for early career women in the mathematical sciences. See the full schedule here.

NIMBioS Tutorials
NIMBioS hosts a number of tutorials related to the interface of biological/computational/mathematical research.

QUBES logo. QUBES Project
The Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) project aims to improve learning opportunities for all students enrolled in undergraduate biology courses by reflecting the centrality of quantitative approaches in modern biology. The QUBES hub web site is a resource for education, research and collaboration in quantitative biology. NIMBioS is a partner organization and was an early supporter of the project.

Educational Resources
This link takes you to the NIMBioS Resource Library, where you will find a variety of educational resources, including our educational modules integrating math and biology.


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

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

National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
University of Tennessee
1122 Volunteer Blvd., Suite 106
Knoxville, TN 37996-3410