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Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates:

2020 NIMBioS SRE Program

The NIMBioS SRE Program will be held May 26 - July 17, 2020 at NIMBioS on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Undergraduates from all over the country will work in teams with UT faculty and NIMBioS postdocs on research at the interface of mathematics and biology. Participants will receive free university apartment-style housing, a stipend of $4500, and up to $600 of support for travel to/from Knoxville.

UPDATE: Due to the evolving coronavirus situation, all activities that involve travel to NIMBioS through July 31st have been canceled. NIMBioS is committed to promoting the safety and well-being of all our participants and event attendees.

In order to continue to provide students with research experience this summer, the 2020 NIMBioS SRE program will be conducted remotely from June 1-July 10. Students will collaborate remotely with NIMBioS staff, their mentors and research team, and other participants.

2020 Projects

IB model photo. Individual-based model to explain the co-evolutionary dynamics of quorum sensing and biofilms

C. elegans photo. Agent-based simulation of Caenorhabditis elegans

Map image. Influence of climate change velocity on future species distributions

Bacteria image. Modeling the effects of pathogenic bacteria on phytoplankton community mortality

Bsal photo. Modeling the individual and population effects of elevated incubation temperatures of sea turtles

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2020 Participants

Questions? Check our SRE Frequently Asked Questions page. If that doesn't help, contact us at

Blogging from the 2020 program:

Related Links

Main SRE page

For further information about the program, please contact:
     Greg Wiggins, Education and Outreach Coordinator, NIMBioS (Email: or
     Dr. Suzanne Lenhart, Associate Director for Education and Outreach, NIMBioS (Email:

NIMBioS is supported by the National Science Foundation, with additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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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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