Category Archives: STEM

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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Students Named Regional Finalists With NIMBioS Research

Two local high school students have been named regional finalists in the 2012 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology with a project on sexual imprinting that they completed at NIMBioS under the guidance of former postdoc Tucker Gilman. Dalton … Continue reading

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Modern Math Workshop at SACNAS Promotes Diversity

More than 170 young mathematicians attended last week’s Modern Math Workshop at SACNAS, which NIMBioS took the lead in organizing this year. Mathematics undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs and early career faculty attended mini-courses, research talks and a panel highlighting opportunities … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Hosts Women in Science Meeting

Outreach to middle school girls, better treatment for international graduate students, tenure and promotion for women on UT campus — these are among the top issues for the members of the Association of Women in Science (AWIS) Tennessee chapter, who … Continue reading

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REU’s Present in UT STEM REU Symposium

Students from NIMBioS’ Research Experience for Underdergraduates (REU) joined undergraduates from colleges and universities all over the country to present their original research in a poster symposium last week in the University of Tennessee’s (UT) Baker Center Toyota Auditorium. The … Continue reading

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Middle School Girls Interview Scientists, Mathematicians at STEM Camp

NIMBioS postdoctoral fellows, faculty and UTK graduate students answered questions from middle school girls about their lives as female biologists and mathematicians at the Adventures in STEM day camp, held last week on the University of Tennessee (UT) campus. Co-hosted … Continue reading

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New Education Module on Mathematics of Disease

Mathematics helps scientists fight disease –that’s the subject of a new NIMBioS education module recently posted on our website.  In the module, students use manipulatives (beans in a cup) to simulate a disease outbreak and to help develop an understanding … Continue reading

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