Category Archives: Education/Outreach

2015 NIMBioS Undergraduate Conference Attendance Tops 100

With topics ranging from modeling an Ebola outbreak to studies of pathogenic genetic mutations, the seventh annual Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology was a success with more than 130 undergraduates and faculty participating. More than 50 presentations — … Continue reading

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SRE Students Win Award for ComFlo

Congratulations to Ashish Gauli, Nathan Wikle and Ryan Yan — the three undergraduate students who developed mapping tool ComFlo as a part of their 2015 Summer Research Experience at NIMBioS. The team has been invited to attend the NatureServe EcoInformatics … Continue reading

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Lenhart Receives Lorayne Lester Award

Congratulations to NIMBioS Associate Director for Education and Outreach Suzanne Lenhart who has received the Lorayne W. Lester Award for 2015 from UTK’s College of Arts and Sciences. The purpose of the annual award is to recognize a faculty member who has … Continue reading

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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Awards Grant to NIMBioS for 2016 Blackwell-Tapia Conference

NIMBioS’ plan to host the 2016 Blackwell-Tapia Conference and Awards Ceremony, an event focused on fostering the careers of minority groups underrepresented in the mathematical sciences, received a big boost this month from a $26,364 award from the Alfred P. Sloan … Continue reading

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Math and Biology Interface Meets Steampunk

Science and math educators are always looking for innovative ways to make their messages memorable  — which is why NIMBioS participated in a unique outreach event for middle school kids this week blending STEM and the science fiction genre “steampunk.” … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Staff, Postdocs & Graduate Students Give Middle School Girls STEM Adventures!

Sixteen middle school girls enjoyed a fun and exciting week of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) adventures last week during a day camp organized and hosted by NIMBioS and the engineering center at the University of Tennessee called CURENT. Girls toured … Continue reading

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Testing the Waters: Summer Research Good Preparation

The NIMBioS Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates and Teachers (SRE) program helps prepare its participants for all the pressures and learning pleasures of graduate school, say a number of our SRE students. NIMBioS interviewed a participant from each of this year’s five … Continue reading

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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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