Category Archives: Diversity

STEM Group Broadens Participation for Students with Disabilities

Improving the success of students with disabilities in the STEM disciplines has been the goal of the UT-NIMBioS STEM Alliance. The group has been busy this fall with scholarships for its members, local local high school outreach, and professional development … 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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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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NIMBioS-UT Partner to Help Students With Disabilities

NIMBioS and UT have partnered to create a new organization on campus — the STEM Alliance — which aims to improve the success of students with disabilities in the STEM disciplines. The STEM Alliance is part of the South East … Continue reading

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Blackwell-Tapia Conference Makes the Grade

The final report of the ninth annual Blackwell-Tapia Conference and Award Ceremony, held Oct. 28-29, is out and feedback from the participant feedback shows that by all measures the conference was a success. NIMBioS was the lead organizing institute, along with … Continue reading

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Vazquez Receives Nation’s Top Math Prize at Blackwell-Tapia

Over 100 researchers, faculty, graduate students and others gathered last week to witness Mariel Vazquez, a professor of mathematics and microbiology and molecular genetics at the University of California, Davis, receive the nation’s highest research award for minority mathematicians, the 2016 … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Celebrates the Nation’s ‘Active Learning Day’ with 3-D Printing

As a part of the US President’s Office of Science Technology and Policy’s Active Learning Day, which is celebrated today, Oct. 25, NIMBioS is pleased to announce the release of a new 3-D printing educational module aimed for middle school learners. … Continue reading

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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Awards Grant to NIMBioS for 2016 Blackwell-Tapia Conference

NIMBioS’ plan to host the 2016 Blackwell-Tapia Conference and Awards Ceremony, an event focused on fostering the careers of minority groups underrepresented in the mathematical sciences, received a big boost this month from a $26,364 award from the Alfred P. Sloan … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Staff, Postdocs & Graduate Students Give Middle School Girls STEM Adventures!

Sixteen middle school girls enjoyed a fun and exciting week of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) adventures last week during a day camp organized and hosted by NIMBioS and the engineering center at the University of Tennessee called CURENT. Girls toured … Continue reading

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