Category Archives: GRAs

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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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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Prizes for Young Scientists: Mold Growth and an App Predicting Seizures

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Junior and Senior NIMBioS Prizes for Research at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology, presented annually at the Southern Appalachian Science Engineering Fair, held at the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville. This year’s Junior … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Researchers Attend National Academies Workshop

The National Academies’ Committee on Key Challenge Areas for Convergence and Health meets this week for a workshop in Washington, DC, and two NIMBioS researchers are attending. Invited to attend with a travel award are NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow Gesham Magombedze … Continue reading

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Young Scientists Merit NIMBioS Science Fair Prizes for Swimmer Physiology, Mutated DNA

Congratulations to this year’s young recipients of the NIMBioS Prize for Research at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology, awarded at the regional Southern Appalachian Science & Engineering Fair. Each year NIMBioS presents a junior and senior level award to … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Represents at Evolution 2012

Current and former NIMBioS researchers gathered in Ottawa last week for the Evolution 2012 conference. It was the first joint congress on evolutionary biology bringing together five professional societies: American Society of Naturalists, Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, European … Continue reading

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NIMBioS at the Fair

NIMBioS sponsored two awards for biological research projects using mathematical methods at this year’s Southern Appalachian Science & Engineering Fair. Samiha Ahsan and Ashley Parks, both of Oak Ridge High School, share the senior level prize for their project “Mathematical … Continue reading

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NIMBioS GRAs Develop Award-winning Algorithm

NIMBioS graduate research assistant Adam Sullivan and former NIMBioS GRA Henian Xia are part of a team that has created an award-winning algorithm to improve the effectiveness of remote electrocardiography. Sullivan and Xia are both doctoral students in biomedical engineering … Continue reading

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NIMBioS GRA Wins Dissertation Award

NIMBioS GRA Premal Shah has received the Jim Tanner award for outstanding dissertation from UT’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Shah graduated this semester with a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He has been working in the lab … Continue reading

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