Category Archives: STEM

Spanning the Globe: Fall Updates from Education & Outreach

NIMBioS Education & Outreach has been busy this fall with events that have spanned the globe. Associate Director Suzanne Lenhart presented at the SAMSA-Masamu Program STEM Education Workshop in Tanzania in November. Held at Arusha Technical College in Arusha, the … Continue reading

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Enhancing STEM Diversity at Field of Dreams

Math students from diverse groups attended the Field of Dreams Conference in St. Louis this month to hear about graduate opportunities in the mathematical sciences, and NIMBioS was represented as a part of its commitment to enhance diversity in the STEM … Continue reading

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Lenhart Named National Women in Math Fellow

Congratulations to NIMBioS Associate Director for Education & Outreach Suzanne Lenhart whose sustained and lasting commitment to women in the mathematical sciences has led to her selection to the Inaugural Class of Fellows of the Association for Women in Mathematics … Continue reading

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NIMBioS-UT Partner to Help Students With Disabilities

NIMBioS and UT have partnered to create a new organization on campus — the STEM Alliance — which aims to improve the success of students with disabilities in the STEM disciplines. The STEM Alliance is part of the South East … Continue reading

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Discover Birds En Español

The popular Discover Birds Activity Book for kids in which NIMBioS contributed some math content has now been translated into Spanish and has even reached Cuban shores. In the book, Campeones de Aves, “Bird Champions,” is a simple math puzzle … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Celebrates the Nation’s ‘Active Learning Day’ with 3-D Printing

As a part of the US President’s Office of Science Technology and Policy’s Active Learning Day, which is celebrated today, Oct. 25, NIMBioS is pleased to announce the release of a new 3-D printing educational module aimed for middle school learners. … Continue reading

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STEM Campers Run Like Dinosaurs and Design 3D Models

Middle school girls from across Tennessee enjoyed trying out different models used in math and science at this year’s Adventures in STEM Camp. The campers used computers to design 3D models of flowers for 3D printing, tested a mathematical model … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Hosts Field Trip for Rural Middle School Students

Nearly 50 sixth graders and their teachers from Greenback School visited NIMBioS last week for an exciting day of STEM and getting a taste of the college experience. The rural school located about 30 miles southeast of NIMBioS. Beginning with a mock “university … Continue reading

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Teachers Explore Local Fossils with Paleontologists

Fossils and paleontology were the special topics this year for an exciting teacher workshop hosted at NIMBioS, the final event for Darwin Day Tennessee festivities. Lesson plans for K-12 on local fossils, developed by paleontologist Alycia Stigall of Ohio State … 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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