Category Archives: STEM

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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NIMBioS Shares Biology & Math at USA Science & Engineering Festival

NIMBioS had a great time in DC last weekend exhibiting to a crowd of more than 150,000 at the USA Science and Engineering Festival. Billed as “the largest celebration of science in the USA,” special guests included “rock stars” of … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Outreach Featured on AAAS Site

NIMBioS’s Education and Outreach program is a featured story on the AAAS Member Central website. Padmini Rangamani, UC Berkeley postdoctoral fellow and past NIMBioS workshop participant, interviewed Kelly Sturner, NIMBioS Education & Outreach Coordinator for the story. Sturner discusses how … Continue reading

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NIMBioS at the Fair

NIMBioS sponsored two awards for biological research projects using mathematical methods at this year’s Southern Appalachian Science & Engineering Fair. Samiha Ahsan and Ashley Parks, both of Oak Ridge High School, share the senior level prize for their project “Mathematical … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Darwin! NIMBioS Celebrates at Teacher Workshop

In honor of Charles Darwin’s birthday last week, NIMBioS participated in a training-the-teacher workshop on strategies for teaching evolution for around 30 local middle and high school teachers in East Tennessee. NIMBioS Education & Outreach Coordinator Kelly Sturner led teachers … Continue reading

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