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Bender Receives Outstanding Undergraduate Poster Award

Congratulations to 2013 NIMBioS REU student Nicole Bender for receiving a 2014 Mathematical Association of America Outstanding Poster Award. Nicole, a senior at Marist College, presented her NIMBioS work “Automatic Detection of Rare Bird Species Using Neural Networks” at the … Continue reading

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Lenhart Earns Chancellor’s Honors

Congratulations to Dr. Suzanne Lenhart! Lenhart has received the Excellence in Academic Outreach Chancellor Award for her accomplishments through the past academic year. Lenhart is NIMBioS Associate Director for Education and Outreach, as well as a mathematics professor and Chancellor’s … Continue reading

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Prizes for Young Scientists: Mold Growth and an App Predicting Seizures

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Junior and Senior NIMBioS Prizes for Research at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology, presented annually at the Southern Appalachian Science Engineering Fair, held at the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville. This year’s Junior … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Director Tapped to Lead National STEM Education Effort

Congratulations to NIMBioS Director Louis Gross who will lead the Biology Ideas Lab for the National Science Foundation, March 30-April 4, in Leesburg, Va. Three five-day NSF Ideas Labs —one for biology, one for engineering and one for geosciences—are being … Continue reading

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Lee to Apply Math Modeling Skills as Rhodes Scholar

Congratulations to former NIMBioS REU Lindsay Lee who will begin graduate studies at Oxford University next year as a 2014 Rhodes scholar. Lee plans to apply the mathematical modeling that she learned as a participant in NIMBioS’ Summer Research Experiences … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Researchers Attend National Academies Workshop

The National Academies’ Committee on Key Challenge Areas for Convergence and Health meets this week for a workshop in Washington, DC, and two NIMBioS researchers are attending. Invited to attend with a travel award are NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow Gesham Magombedze … Continue reading

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Ernest Brothers Selected for Leadership Knoxville Class of 2014

Congratulations to Ernest Brothers, NIMBioS Associate Director for Diversity Enhancement, for being selected to join the 2014 class of Leadership Knoxville. Leadership Knoxville, a non-profit training progam begun in 1985, brings together about 50 leaders from around the Knoxville region … Continue reading

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Young Scientists Merit NIMBioS Science Fair Prizes for Swimmer Physiology, Mutated DNA

Congratulations to this year’s young recipients of the NIMBioS Prize for Research at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology, awarded at the regional Southern Appalachian Science & Engineering Fair. Each year NIMBioS presents a junior and senior level award to … Continue reading

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Carlos Castillo-Chavez Appointed to President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science

Congratulations to past NIMBioS Advisory Board Member Carlos Castillo-Chavez who has been appointed to President Obama’s 2013 Committee on the National Medal of Science. Castillo-Chavez will be part of a committee of 12 engineers and scientists appointed by the president … Continue reading

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Postdoc Wins F1000 Travel Grant

Congratulations to NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow Jiang Jiang who was recently awarded a 2013 F1000Prime Travel Grant in the Ecology category. F1000Prime is an in-depth directory to the top articles in biology and medicine. Articles are selected by a peer-nominated global … Continue reading

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