Category Archives: STEM

Women in Math Focus of Workshop

Women comprise less than a quarter of the STEM workforce in the US, and they are most likely to leave those jobs compared to men. The story is not much different on the nation’s campuses, where more than half of STEM … Continue reading

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NIMBioS and University of Tennessee to Exhibit at ‘Superbowl of STEM’ in DC

NIMBioS and the University of Tennessee hopes to inspire the next generation of innovators at the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo and Book Fair, to be held April 26-27 in Washington, DC. The Festival Expo, which takes place … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Director Tapped to Lead National STEM Education Effort

Congratulations to NIMBioS Director Louis Gross who will lead the Biology Ideas Lab for the National Science Foundation, March 30-April 4, in Leesburg, Va. Three five-day NSF Ideas Labs —one for biology, one for engineering and one for geosciences—are being … Continue reading

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Biology in a Box Aligned to Mathematics Common Core

Teachers of K-12 looking for hands-on, memorable enrichment activities for teaching the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics need look no further — the alignment for Biology in a Box is now complete and published online. Forty-five states, the District … Continue reading

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Teaching Science in a Climate of Denial at Tennessee Teacher Conference

Social controversy surrounding certain scientific theories poses a great challenge for teaching science in the United States — up to 60 percent of U.S. high school biology teachers report capitulating in some way to antievolution pressure, reports one study. NIMBioS and … Continue reading

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Middle School Teachers Take STEM Thinking Outside the Box

Middle school science teachers from across East Tennessee were introduced to inquiry-based activities at the intersection of math and science during several training workshops this fall. NIMBioS Associate Director for Education & Outreach Suzanne Lenhart and Education & Outreach Coordinator … 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 Celebrates Diversity in STEM at National Conference

NIMBioS researchers and staff shared their passion for science this month at the 2013 SACNAS Annual Conference, as well as the many opportunities available to diverse STEM students and faculty at NSF math institutes and biology centers. SACNAS, the Society … Continue reading

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NIMBioS REU’s Talk Cows and Hyenas at MBI Capstone Conference

Three 2013 NIMBioS REU students traveled to Columbus, Ohio last month to share their work in epidemiology and social network modeling at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute Undergraduate Research Capstone Conference. The conference drew REU students from across the country. Jacob … 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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