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Landmark Collaborations Lead to UT Successes via NIMBioS

In recent years, NIMBioS has developed productive partnerships with faculty in many units at the University of Tennessee, collaborating on and helping manage a variety of sponsored projects. Totaling more than $3.2 million, these grants, contracts and cooperative agreements span … Continue reading

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Students with Disabilities Reach Out to High Schoolers

When Julia Williams was a high school student in Nashville, she aspired to study science in college. But with her diagnosis of ADHD, she wondered about the unique challenges she might encounter and didn’t know who to turn to for … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Sweep: Spring Awards Round-up

As the spring semester winds down here on the UT campus, congratulations are in order for a number of NIMBioS-affiliated faculty and staff who received accolades for service and academics. At the UT Mathematics Department Honors Day Events, NIMBioS Associate … Continue reading

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US Defense Department Supports New DySoC Research on Political Instability

KNOXVILLE—The Arab Spring, the collapse of democracy in Turkey, civil wars in Africa, and continued violence in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq—imagine the possibilities if we could truly understand the socio-political forces at play, make better predictions about when violent outbreaks … Continue reading

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NIMBioS/NISER Efforts Highlighted in NSF Report to Nation

A new National Science Foundation report highlights NIMBioS’ and NISER’s efforts in the “bold, new initiative in broadening participation in STEM” called NSF INCLUDES. A comprehensive national initiative begun in 2013, NSF INCLUDES aims “to enhance U.S. leadership in science and … Continue reading

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Congrats to Director Gross!

Congratulations to NIMBioS Director Louis Gross, who has received a top award from the Southeastern Conference. Gross was honored with the 2018 SEC Faculty Achievement Award, the SEC announced today. The prestigious, university-level award recognizes professors from the 14 SEC universities … Continue reading

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New Roster of Summer Undergrads Announced

NIMBioS is pleased to announce the 15 participants selected for its highly competitive 2018 Summer Research Experience (SRE) program. Participants were selected from a pool of more than 100 applicants from around the country. The program runs for eight weeks, from May 29-July 20. … Continue reading

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New Center at NIMBioS Explores Dynamics of Social Complexity

NIMBioS officially rolled out the new Center for the Dynamics of Social Complexity (DySoC) this week. The Center promotes connections and collaborations between researchers focused on human social behavior. Combining system thinking, modeling tools, and big data, DySoC-associated researchers develop … Continue reading

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Spanning the Globe: Fall Updates from Education & Outreach

NIMBioS Education & Outreach has been busy this fall with events that have spanned the globe. Associate Director Suzanne Lenhart presented at the SAMSA-Masamu Program STEM Education Workshop in Tanzania in November. Held at Arusha Technical College in Arusha, the … Continue reading

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Enhancing STEM Diversity at Field of Dreams

Math students from diverse groups attended the Field of Dreams Conference in St. Louis this month to hear about graduate opportunities in the mathematical sciences, and NIMBioS was represented as a part of its commitment to enhance diversity in the STEM … Continue reading

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