Category Archives: Education/Outreach

New Quantitative Skills Curriculum Wins Funding

A unique program developed by NIMBioS to bring quantitative education to graduate students in the life sciences has been awarded funding from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF), one of only three BWF awards to be made nationally. “Enhancing Quantitative and Data Science … Continue reading

Posted in awards, Education/Outreach, graduates, grants | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on New Quantitative Skills Curriculum Wins Funding

Modeling with Math for Teachers

A new resource for teachers, “Modeling with Mathematics,” with examples and exercises to illustrate modeling concepts using mathematics from Algebra I and II is now available on the NIMBioS website. Simple models with discrete time steps are included, as well … Continue reading

Posted in Education/Outreach, Elementary School, high school, Middle School, STEM, Teachers, tools | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Modeling with Math for Teachers

A Decade of Summer Undergrad Research Underway

The NIMBioS Summer Research Experience (SRE) program kicked off yesterday, celebrating a decade of providing students with opportunities to conduct research at the interface of mathematics and biology. Fifteen undergraduate students from around the country arrived at NIMBioS to begin the … Continue reading

Posted in Education/Outreach, SRE, undergraduates | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on A Decade of Summer Undergrad Research Underway

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

Posted in Education/Outreach, high school, STEM | Tagged , | Comments Off on Students with Disabilities Reach Out to High Schoolers

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

Posted in Education/Outreach, SRE, undergraduates | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on New Roster of Summer Undergrads Announced

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

Posted in conferences, Diversity, Education/Outreach, postdocs, STEM, undergraduates | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Spanning the Globe: Fall Updates from Education & Outreach

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

Posted in Diversity, Education/Outreach, STEM, undergraduates | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on NIMBioS-UT Partner to Help Students With Disabilities

New Roster of Summer Undergrads Announced

NIMBioS is pleased to announce the 17 participants selected for its highly competitive 2017 Summer Research Experience (SRE) program. The participants, which this year include one middle school math teacher, were selected from a pool of more than 100 applicants. The program runs for eight weeks, … Continue reading

Posted in Education/Outreach, SRE, Teachers, undergraduates | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on New Roster of Summer Undergrads Announced

Discover Birds En Español

The popular Discover Birds Activity Book for kids in which NIMBioS contributed some math content has now been translated into Spanish and has even reached Cuban shores. In the book, Campeones de Aves, “Bird Champions,” is a simple math puzzle … Continue reading

Posted in books, Education/Outreach, Elementary School, publication, STEM, tools, Wildlife | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Discover Birds En Español

NIMBioS Parades for Science!

In celebration of Darwin Day, NIMBioS joined UT’s Darwin Day Tennessee organization to parade for science! Chanting “Science for the people!” and “What do we want? Science! When do we want it? After peer review!” a group of undergraduates, graduate … Continue reading

Posted in Education/Outreach, evolution | Tagged , , | Comments Off on NIMBioS Parades for Science!