Category Archives: Education/Outreach

Undergraduate Research Wins Award

A team of undergraduate researchers from the NIMBioS 2019 Summer Research Experiences (SRE) program received a best poster award this month at the 15th annual Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Abby Williams, a … Continue reading

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Girls Dig STEM at NIMBioS

Fifty middle school girls dug deep into science-technology-engineering-and-math at NIMBioS on Saturday with the Expanding Your Horizons Network STEM Activity Day. The event was organized by Suzanne Lenhart and Greg Wiggins at NIMBioS, in consultation with Judith Iriate-Gross from Middle Tennessee State … Continue reading

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STEM Adventures for Middle School Girls

In nationwide assessments of technology and engineering skills, middle school girls on average outperform boys, and three-quarters of elementary school girls say they’re interested in careers in science, technology, engineering and math. But by high school, interest wanes, to just … Continue reading

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Undergrads Ready for Summer Research

NIMBioS is pleased to announce the 18 participants selected for its highly competitive 2019 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, … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Awards $50,000 to UT Graduate Students

Congratulations to the 20 graduate students who will each receive a $2,500 award to supplement their funding for research and education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The NIMBioS Graduate Award program was announced in March 2019, and students submitted … Continue reading

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Special Issue Dedicated to Lenhart

The November issue of Natural Resource Modeling is dedicated to Suzanne Lenhart, NIMBioS Associate Director for Education and Outreach and a Chancellor’s Professor in Mathematics at UT. Three former students of Lenhart’s—Rachel Leander, Wandi Ding and René Salinas—guest edited the … Continue reading

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Southern African Mathematics Teachers Train at the Interface

Teachers from Southern African countries received specialized training in mathematical biology last week from NIMBioS Associate Director for Outreach and Education Suzanne Lenhart at the Southern Africa Mathematical Sciences Association (SAMSA) Annual Conference in Palapye, Botswana. Lenhart taught lessons on using … Continue reading

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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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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

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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

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