Category Archives: gender diversity

Blackwell-Tapia Conference Makes the Grade

The final report of the ninth annual Blackwell-Tapia Conference and Award Ceremony, held Oct. 28-29, is out and feedback from the participant feedback shows that by all measures the conference was a success. NIMBioS was the lead organizing institute, along with … 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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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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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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Middle School Girls Have STEM Adventures!

In elementary school, 74 percent of girls say they are interested in math and science classes, but women make up only 26 percent of the STEM workforce. Finding ways to retain girls’ interest in STEM to close this gap is the … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Hosts SHADES Girls in STEM Workshop

NIMBioS hosted area middle school girls this month for SHADES, an interactive one-day workshop in science and engineering. Girls did many fun and interactive STEM activities including T-shirt chromatography, building model sinkholes, using Geiger counters, creating genetic code bracelets, and … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Introduces Students to the Creative Side of Science

Middle school girls experienced the creative side of science this week when they used 3D modeling software to design and print their very own plant cell using NIMBioS’ new 3D printer, as a part of activities in the Adventures in … Continue reading

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Women Researchers Share Their Stories with Aspiring Girls

With less than 25 percent of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) jobs in the United States currently held by women, women researchers and faculty from NIMBioS hoped to change that sobering statistic and inspire young girls from the L&N … Continue reading

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Triangle Fun: NIMBioS Assists With Gadget Girls

Fiber optics, plant tissue science, solar energy, and of course, mathematics were among the topics explored by middle school girls on Saturday as a part of the second annual “Gadget Girl Adventures in STEM” program held at the University of … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Hosts Women in Science Meeting

Outreach to middle school girls, better treatment for international graduate students, tenure and promotion for women on UT campus — these are among the top issues for the members of the Association of Women in Science (AWIS) Tennessee chapter, who … Continue reading

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