Category Archives: STEM

Kids Have a Ball With Math and Biology

How can you use an Earth beach ball to estimate the area of forest on our planet’s surface? Andersonville Elementary School students figured this out and more at the interface of math and biology on their visit last week to … Continue reading

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Gresham Middle Students Visit NIMBioS

Local middle school students took their learning beyond the bounds of their classroom on a visit to NIMBioS last week. Fifty students from Gresham Middle School‘s Beta Club, along with teachers and parent chaperones, visited the institute and participated in … Continue reading

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Discover Birds Program Makes the Grade

In light of the success of the Discover Birds program among Tennessee elementary schools, the Tennessee Ornithological Society (TOS) voted at their annual meeting in Knoxville last weekend to order a second printing of the popular Discover Birds activity book. … Continue reading

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Meet Education & Outreach Intern Kelsey Bratton

NIMBioS is pleased to introduce Kelsey Bratton, our education & outreach intern who began her work here in January. A junior in mathematics at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Bratton is enrolled in the VolsTeach program, which enables students to graduate … 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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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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Kids Discover Birds with Math

Two fun math activities for kids from the exciting world of birds are now available to download from our website. Both activities were designed at NIMBioS and recently published in Discover Birds, a 36-page activity book with fun facts about … Continue reading

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New K-12 Forestry Math Activities for Biology in a Box

A newly revised activity book with K-12 math activities for the forestry-themed Biology in a Box is now available on the NIMBioS web site. NIMBioS’ Education and Outreach team collaborated with the University of Tennessee’s Biology in a Box program … 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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Teaching Evolution Without Tears

Teaching evolution without tears can be a tall order for science teachers in a nation where 46 percent of Americans believe in creationism over science (Gallup Poll), but NIMBioS is trying to help get good information into the hands of … Continue reading

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