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NIMBioS Postdoc’s Innovative Modeling Wins First Prize

Congratulations to NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow Jiang Jiang for winning first prize in the MCED Award for Innovative Contributions to Ecological Modelling competition for his mathematical model used to understand coastal vegetation changes in storm surges. MCED, which stands for Modelling … Continue reading

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Students Named Regional Finalists With NIMBioS Research

Two local high school students have been named regional finalists in the 2012 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology with a project on sexual imprinting that they completed at NIMBioS under the guidance of former postdoc Tucker Gilman. Dalton … Continue reading

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Camacho Named SACNAS Distinguished Mentor

Congratulations are in order for NIMBioS Advisory Board Member Erica Camacho honored with the 2012 SACNAS Distinguished Undergraduate Institution Mentor Award. Camacho, a professor at Arizona State University, was one of six recipients of the 2012 SACNAS Distinguished Awards. SACNAS … Continue reading

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Lenhart Named American Mathematical Society Fellow

  Suzanne Lenhart has been chosen to join the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Lenhart, NIMBioS Associate Director for Education, Outreach & Diversity, was chosen for this honor “in view of [her] distinguished contributions to … Continue reading

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Best Student Paper: Plant Virus Transmission Dynamics

The 2012 Lee Segel Prize for Best Student Paper was awarded to a paper modeling virus transmission dynamics in grasses. The award was presented on Saturday at the 2012 Society for Mathematical Biology conference. “Spatiotemporal Model of Barley and Cereal … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Board Member Receives Nation’s Top Early-Career Award

NIMBioS board member Mariel Vazquez, a math professor at San Francisco State University, has been named one of the nation’s most promising young scientists for her work at the interface of mathematics and biology. President Barack Obama named Vazquez as … Continue reading

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Simberloff Wins World’s Top Prize for Ecology

Congratulations to UT professor and NIMBioS-affiliated researcher Dan Simberloff who has received the world’s pre-eminent prize for ecology and environmental science, the 2012 Ramon Margalef Award for Ecology. The award is presented annually by the Catalonian government in Spain, “to … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Website Wins International Award

NIMBioS is pleased to announce that our website has won an international award for excellence in technical communication from the Society for Technical Communication’s (STC) 2012 International Summit Awards. The Award of Excellence is given to an entry that “demonstrates an … Continue reading

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NIMBioS at the Fair

NIMBioS sponsored two awards for biological research projects using mathematical methods at this year’s Southern Appalachian Science & Engineering Fair. Samiha Ahsan and Ashley Parks, both of Oak Ridge High School, share the senior level prize for their project “Mathematical … Continue reading

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Botesteanu Wins MAA Outstanding Presentation Award

Dana-Adriana Botesteanu, a participant in NIMBioS’ 2011 REU program, has won an “Outstanding Presentation” award from the Mathematical Association of America for her poster at the Undergraduate Poster Session at the 2012 Joint Mathematics Meetings. Botesteanu’s poster presentation, “How does … Continue reading

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