Category Archives: REU/REV

The Nerd Superbowl: the Hidden Gems of REU

You might call it the “Nerd Superbowl,” but it is lots of fun. In this new video about the NIMBioS REU program, find out what REU participant Alice Bugman (above) means when she describes one of the extra-curricula REU activities … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Attends Largest Mathematics Meeting in the World

More than 7,000 mathematicians descended upon Boston last week for the 2012 Joint Mathematics Meeting, the world’s largest mathematics meeting, and NIMBioS was there.  NIMBioS researchers, faculty and staff contributed talks on research and outreach. Two posters from the NIMBioS … Continue reading

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Research Results: REU Students Talk About Their Experience

“I’ve learned so much, and it really feels like the research we’re doing is going to have a major impact. It’s not often I get to feel that way about my work,” said Lindsay Lee of her summer spent at … Continue reading

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New NIMBioS Education Module: Writing the Abstract

The abstract can be tough and time-consuming to write, but it can make or break a paper’s success. One little paragraph ends up being the most widely read portion of a study, and also its emissary to encourage others to … Continue reading

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Networking Builds Relationships to Meet Career Goals

The biggest barrier to networking is overcoming shyness, but practice helps, according to Brian Roe, Trainer for UT Employee and Organizational Development.  Roe gave networking tips in a recent training session for students in the NIMBioS REU/REV program and the … Continue reading

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Panelists Advise ‘Flexibility’ as Key to Career Success

Flexibility is the key to finding your future career, according to the consensus of four panelists representing diverse careers in mathematics and biology. REU and REV students listened to this advice and more during a recent career panel at NIMBioS. … Continue reading

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REU and REV’s Wild About Knoxville Zoo Tour

Veterinary professor Juergen Schumacher recalled the first time he met a gibbon at the Knoxville Zoo: the young ape surprised him by climbing atop his shoulder, and for a split moment, Schumacher thought maybe his ear was about to become … Continue reading

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Down on the Farm: Students Learn Cow Facts for E-coli Study

How a cattle herd is managed can affect how e-coli bacteria spreads, so students from NIMBioS’ REU/REV program visited a farm today to learn about cattle management methods. The group hopes to incorporate some of what they learned into the … Continue reading

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Graduate Students Advise ‘Talk to Other Grads’

Talking to other graduate students is key to choosing a good mentor and deciding what classes to take and when, according graduate students who recently shared their advice with undergraduates in Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs at NIMBioS and … Continue reading

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Hiking in the Smokies with Summer REU/REV Students

Summer REU and REV students at NIMBioS took a much-deserved break from their projects to hike and picnic in Great Smokey Mountain National Park. The hikers took the trail from Big Creek up to Mouse Creek Falls, a pleasant two-mile … Continue reading

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