Category Archives: Diversity

Building New Connections at SACNAS 2014

This year’s Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Annual Conference in Los Angeles had a mighty NIMBioS presence: two members of the the NIMBioS leadership team, two postdoctoral researchers, and four SRE undergraduates all … Continue reading

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Middle School Girls Have STEM Adventures!

In elementary school, 74 percent of girls say they are interested in math and science classes, but women make up only 26 percent of the STEM workforce. Finding ways to retain girls’ interest in STEM to close this gap is the … Continue reading

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Women in Math Focus of Workshop

Women comprise less than a quarter of the STEM workforce in the US, and they are most likely to leave those jobs compared to men. The story is not much different on the nation’s campuses, where more than half of STEM … Continue reading

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Aguilar Visits Howard University, Shares Work on Developing Vaccines for Chagas’ Disease

The math colloquium at Howard University in November featured computational biology and vaccine development with a NIMBioS postdoctoral researcher as special speaker. Postdoctoral fellow Clemente Aguilar visited Howard’s mathematics department and spoke on: “Using Computational Tools for Accelerating the Development … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Hosts SHADES Girls in STEM Workshop

NIMBioS hosted area middle school girls this month for SHADES, an interactive one-day workshop in science and engineering. Girls did many fun and interactive STEM activities including T-shirt chromatography, building model sinkholes, using Geiger counters, creating genetic code bracelets, and … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Celebrates Diversity in STEM at National Conference

NIMBioS researchers and staff shared their passion for science this month at the 2013 SACNAS Annual Conference, as well as the many opportunities available to diverse STEM students and faculty at NSF math institutes and biology centers. SACNAS, the Society … Continue reading

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Women Researchers Share Their Stories with Aspiring Girls

With less than 25 percent of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) jobs in the United States currently held by women, women researchers and faculty from NIMBioS hoped to change that sobering statistic and inspire young girls from the L&N … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Postdocs Share Research With Partner Institutions

Two NIMBioS researchers traveled across the country in February to NIMBioS minority-serving institution partners to share their enthusiasm about research at the interface of mathematics and biology NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow Gesham Magombedze spoke on “Transmission and persistence of Johne’s disease: “The … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Researchers Travel to Promote Diversity

NIMBioS researchers shared their science at minority-serving institutions last week to increase awareness among diverse groups about cutting-edge research in math and biology. NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow Maud Lelu traveled to Fisk University in Nashville, TN, to speak at a mathematics … 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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