Skip to Main Content

NIMBioS logo banner.
|   Calendars  |  VisitorInfo  |  SITEMAP  |  Blog  |  Contact  | Give!

Scientific Description Participants Agenda Videos

NIMBioS/BioQUEST Tutorial

Biology by Numbers: Bringing Math
to the High School Biology Classroom

Group photo.

Dates: July 23-25, 2014

Location: NIMBioS at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Math-bio image.

This tutorial/workshop focused on getting comfortable with the quantitative side of biology.

The program featured hands-on experience with inquiry activities that used real data, tools for graphing, modeling, and much more. The University of Tennessee's popular Biology in a Box supplied some of the activities integrating math and science. Participants worked collaboratively to add or enrich the quantitative aspects of their favorite biology lab.

The tutorial/workshop was led by the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium, a 25-year biology education reform community that focuses on helping faculty develop and implement innovative curricula.

Click here for a playlist of presentation videos available online.

Descriptive flyer (pdf)

If you have questions, please contact: Kristin Jenkins, Executive Director, BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium at

A goal of NIMBioS is to enhance the cadre of researchers capable of interdisciplinary efforts across mathematics and biology. As part of this goal, NIMBioS is committed to promoting diversity in all its activities. Diversity is considered in all its aspects, social and scientific, including gender, ethnicity, scientific field, career stage, geography and type of home institution. Questions regarding diversity issues should be directed to Dr. Ernest Brothers, the NIMBioS Associate Director for Diversity Enhancement ( You can read more about our Diversity Plan on our NIMBioS Policies web page. The NIMBioS building is fully handicapped accessible.