Category Archives: Education/Outreach

Fireflies, Farms, Food: NIMBioS SRE 2015 Underway!

The 2015 NIMBioS Summer Research Experpience (SRE) for undergraduates and teachers just wrapped up its third whirlwind week. Already participants have gone on the annual pilgrimage to see the synchronous fireflies in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, eaten yummy food at … Continue reading

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Workshop to Support Research Collaboration Between Junior and Senior Women

Yet another barrier facing women in academia is that senior women faculty are less likely to collaborate with junior women. A study in Current Biology found evidence for this in the field of psychology, a field getting very close to … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Undergrads – Where are They Now?

Their lives once converged here for a summer research experience at NIMBioS, but now our undergraduate alumni study pipets at Stony Brook University, viral evolution at UCLA, and computational ecology at the University of Oregon, among many other experiences. NIMBioS has … Continue reading

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Fractals and Fruit Flies Win Awards at Regional Science Fair

NIMBioS awarded its annual prizes for Research at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology last month to budding young scientists and mathematicians at the Southern Appalachian Science & Engineering Fair. The junior prize went to Piper Halcrow and Olivia Ricche … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Hits 5,000 Mark

Since our first activity in March 2009, more than 5,000 visitors have participated in NIMBioS research and educational opportunities. We recently surpassed the 5,000 mark with last week’s Investigative Workshop on Lymphoid Cells in Acute Inflammation. NIMBioS was established in … Continue reading

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Evolution Featured at Tennessee Teacher Conference

While socio-cultural forces continue to pressure teachers not to talk about evolution through intimidation and confusing laws, many science teachers remain committed in the face of adversity to helping each other teach their students the scientific consensus of evolution as … Continue reading

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Two Days of STEM Fun: Over 100 Middle School Students, Teachers & Parents Visit NIMBioS

NIMBioS hosted two events for middle school students last week that resulted in over 100 students, parents and teachers visiting the institute. On the agenda were fun activities to inspire students to pursue higher education in science, technology, engineering and … Continue reading

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Math for Cholera, Drug Discovery, Environment & More at 2014 NIMBioS Undergraduate Research Conference

More than 100 undergraduates and faculty in math, biology and related fields convened in Knoxville at the weekend to share research and network at the 6th Annual NIMBioS Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology. Highlights of the … Continue reading

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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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Tennessee Environmental Educators Connect Biodiversity & Probability

NIMBioS showcased its “Measuring Biodiversity with Probability” at the Tennessee Environmental Educators Association Conference last week in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The conference drew 114 environmental educators from across the state to a day and a half of sessions … Continue reading

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