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Undergraduate Research Wins Award

A team of undergraduate researchers from the NIMBioS 2019 Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) program received a best poster award this month at the 15th annual Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Abby Williams, … Continue reading

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Girls Dig STEM at NIMBioS

Fifty middle school girls dug deep into science-technology-engineering-and-math at NIMBioS on Saturday with the Expanding Your Horizons Network¬†STEM Activity Day. The event was organized by Suzanne Lenhart and Greg Wiggins at NIMBioS, in consultation with¬†Judith Iriate-Gross from Middle Tennessee State … Continue reading

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Networking? New Software Studies the Ecological Kind

The activities of the Ecological Network Dynamics Working Group, which concluded this year, have culminated in a new R software package, now available, for analyzing the properties of large-scale ecological networks. EcoNetGen constructs and samples networks with predetermined topologies including … Continue reading

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Top of Class: Quantitative Bioscience at UT

As a service to the university, NIMBioS has unveiled a new Quantitative Bioscience website showcasing the multiple routes to success for graduate education in quantitative bioscience at the University of Tennessee. With 20 different research areas to explore, UT has … Continue reading

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Saving Amphibians, One Tadpole at a Time

A collaboration with former NIMBioS postdocs Angela Peace and Suzanne O’Regan, along with UT’s Matt Gray, has culminated in a new study in Ecological Modeling that investigates the dynamics of a highly virulent ranavirus and helps to illustrate its threat to biodiversity in North America. Globally … Continue reading

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NISER Makes a Move

The National Institute for STEM Evaluation and Research (NISER), which was established as a part of NIMBioS in 2016, is now a core operation of the University of Tennessee’s lead research administration unit, the Office of Research & Engagement (ORE). … Continue reading

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Humans Added to Ecology Equation

The first ever Ecological Society of America Symposium on integrating human behavior into theoretical ecology was held at this year’s ESA Annual Meeting, courtesy of NIMBioS and DySoC. NIMBioS and DySoC faculty organized the symposium, titled “Theory in Ecology: Adding … Continue reading

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STEM Adventures for Middle School Girls

In nationwide assessments of technology and engineering skills, middle school girls on average outperform boys, and three-quarters of elementary school girls say they’re interested in careers in science, technology, engineering and math. But by high school, interest wanes, to just … Continue reading

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Learning from Failures: Lemon Labs, NIMBioS Partner

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” That’s the proverbial expression driving new data science workshops organized by NIMBioS and the University of Arizona through a National Science Foundation TRIPODS+X award. The first of two Lemon Labs workshops was held … Continue reading

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In Their Own Words: Spotlight on Graduate Research

NIMBioS awarded $50,000 in scholarships to graduate students from across campus last month, and we’ve got them on video! Check out the recipients of the 2019 Graduate Awards in their video interviews and find out what they’re studying. The awards … Continue reading

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