|REU 2013 participants|
2013 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program
Nineteen undergraduates participated in the 2013 NIMBioS Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), June 10-August 2, 2013. During the eight-week program, participants lived on campus at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT), and worked in teams with NIMBioS postdocs and UT faculty to conduct research at the interface of mathematics and biology. The award included a stipend, housing and some funding to support travel.
- Mathematical modeling of fetal electrocardiograms
- Modeling animal disease from coronavirus
- Automatic detection of rare birds from audio recordings
- Modeling the environmental transmission of infectious diseases: Escherichia coli transmission in cattle
- Modeling protein translation and genome evolution
- Modeling animal social network dynamics
Click on the names below for comments from some of the 2013 REU participants.
Major: Mathematical and Computational Biology
School: Harvey Mudd College
Hometown: Los Altos, CA
REU Research Project: Automatic detection of rare birds through recordings
School: University of Dayton
Hometown: Fort Thomas, KY
REU Research Project: Mathematical modeling of animal disease from coronavirus
Major: Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics with a concentration in Biological Sciences
School: University of Notre Dame
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
REU Research Project: Modeling the environmental transmission of infectious diseases: Escherichia coli transmission in cattle
Blogging from the 2013 program:
NIMBioS REU's talk cows and hyenas at MBI Capstone Conference
Which REU student volunteers at an animal shelter? Find out in our REU profiles?
Day 1: Learning & fun at REU
Working hard and playing hard: NIMBioS REU is halfway
REU in the News
Faces of Rhodes: Rachael Ward '14. Rhodes College News
Searching for rare birds, WBIR-TV
Dream jobs: Interns spend summer researching animals, performing for theater. Knoxville News Sentinel
Eastern student selected for summer research experience at national institute. Eastern Connecticut State Univ.
Rhodes student selected for mathematics research experience at national institute. Rhodes College
Student excels in summer research program. UTEP News
University of Dayton STEM undergraduates conduct summer research through national grants. Chronicle of Higher Education
Bird calls and binary codes: College students explore interface between biology and math. knoxnews.com
Professor discovers rare birds in Kodak. UT Daily Beacon
New technology helps track rare birds In Smokies. wuot.org
Three students selected for summer research experience at national institute. Tennessee Today
Michael Vella selected for summer research experience at national institute. Univ. of Notre Dame, College of Science, News
For further information about the program, please contact Kelly Sturner, Education and Outreach Coordinator, NIMBioS (Email: ksturner_at_nimbios.org) or Dr. Suzanne Lenhart, Associate Director of Education, Outreach, and Diversity, NIMBioS (Email: lenhart_at_math.utk.edu).