Category Archives: Education/Outreach

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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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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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

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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

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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

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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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“Life at the Interface” Shared with Undergraduate Researchers at NIMBioS Conference

Plenary speakers shared the challenges and rewards of their careers at the interface of mathematics and biology at this year’s eighth annual Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics. Keynote speaker Jorge X. Velasco Hernández (Mathematics and Biology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma … Continue reading

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SRE Undergraduates Present at Summer STEM Poster Symposium

Undergraduates in the NIMBioS Summer Research Experience (SRE) program presented five posters on their projects last week at the University of Tennessee (UT) Summer STEM Poster Symposium. NIMBioS students joined with other undergraduates conducting summer research from other campus programs in … Continue reading

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STEM Campers Run Like Dinosaurs and Design 3D Models

Middle school girls from across Tennessee enjoyed trying out different models used in math and science at this year’s Adventures in STEM Camp. The campers used computers to design 3D models of flowers for 3D printing, tested a mathematical model … Continue reading

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