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New Ideas Incubating at NIMBioS

NIMBioS hosted its first ever Synthesis Incubator on the theme of “Emerging Risks, Measured Responses” last week, which brought together researchers and various local, state and federal stakeholders to discuss topics and generate ideas for collaboration. Through roundtable discussions and … Continue reading

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Optimal Control Paper Highly Sought

The NIMBioS Working Group Optimal Control for Agent-based Models has been busy blazing a trail: its perspective paper  on agent-based models in biology published last fall in the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology has been downloaded 500 times. “Optimization and Control … Continue reading

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Text Publication and More for Former NIMBioS GRA

Congratulations to former NIMBioS graduate research assistant Austin Milt whose dissertation research recently appeared in a new major text for conservation planning. Conservation Planning: Informed Decisions for a Healthier Planet by Craig R. Groves and Edward T. Game is a new … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Teaches the Teachers

Tennessee math teachers went back to the classroom this month to learn creative and engaging ways to connect mathematics with biology, led by the NIMBioS Education and Outreach team. NIMBioS Associate Director for Education and Outreach Suzanne Lenhart, Education and Outreach Coordinator Kelly … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Dr. Brothers!

NIMBioS Associate Director for Diversity Enhancement Ernest Brothers has been elected president of the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools. Brothers is the associate dean of UT’s Graduate School, director of the Office of Graduate Training and Mentorship, and adjunct assistant professor … Continue reading

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Bishop Joins NIMBioS Leadership Team

NIMBioS is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Pamela Bishop to Associate Director for STEM Evaluation. A new offering at NIMBioS this year, NIMBioS Evaluation Services is geared toward providing external evaluation services to the STEM research and education … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Staff, Postdocs & Graduate Students Give Middle School Girls STEM Adventures!

Sixteen middle school girls enjoyed a fun and exciting week of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) adventures last week during a day camp organized and hosted by NIMBioS and the engineering center at the University of Tennessee called CURENT. Girls toured … Continue reading

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Workshop to Support Research Collaboration Between Junior and Senior Women

Yet another barrier facing women in academia is that senior women faculty are less likely to collaborate with junior women. A study in Current Biology found evidence for this in the field of psychology, a field getting very close to … Continue reading

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Fractals and Fruit Flies Win Awards at Regional Science Fair

NIMBioS awarded its annual prizes for Research at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology last month to budding young scientists and mathematicians at the Southern Appalachian Science & Engineering Fair. The junior prize went to Piper Halcrow and Olivia Ricche … Continue reading

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Lee to Apply Math Modeling Skills as Rhodes Scholar

Congratulations to former NIMBioS REU Lindsay Lee who will begin graduate studies at Oxford University next year as a 2014 Rhodes scholar. Lee plans to apply the mathematical modeling that she learned as a participant in NIMBioS’ Summer Research Experiences … Continue reading

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