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NIMBioS Hosts Field Trip for Rural Middle School Students

Nearly 50 sixth graders and their teachers from Greenback School visited NIMBioS last week for an exciting day of STEM and getting a taste of the college experience. The rural school located about 30 miles southeast of NIMBioS. Beginning with a mock “university … Continue reading

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Teachers Explore Local Fossils with Paleontologists

Fossils and paleontology were the special topics this year for an exciting teacher workshop hosted at NIMBioS, the final event for Darwin Day Tennessee festivities. Lesson plans for K-12 on local fossils, developed by paleontologist Alycia Stigall of Ohio State … Continue reading

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2015 NIMBioS Undergraduate Conference Attendance Tops 100

With topics ranging from modeling an Ebola outbreak to studies of pathogenic genetic mutations, the seventh annual Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology was a success with more than 130 undergraduates and faculty participating. More than 50 presentations — … Continue reading

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SRE Students Win Award for ComFlo

Congratulations to Ashish Gauli, Nathan Wikle and Ryan Yan — the three undergraduate students who developed mapping tool ComFlo as a part of their 2015 Summer Research Experience at NIMBioS. The team has been invited to attend the NatureServe EcoInformatics … Continue reading

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Math and Biology Interface Meets Steampunk

Science and math educators are always looking for innovative ways to make their messages memorable  — which is why NIMBioS participated in a unique outreach event for middle school kids this week blending STEM and the science fiction genre “steampunk.” … 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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Fireflies, Farms, Food: NIMBioS SRE 2015 Underway!

The 2015 NIMBioS Summer Research Experpience (SRE) for undergraduates and teachers just wrapped up its third whirlwind week. Already participants have gone on the annual pilgrimage to see the synchronous fireflies in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, eaten yummy food at … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Undergrads – Where are They Now?

Their lives once converged here for a summer research experience at NIMBioS, but now our undergraduate alumni study pipets at Stony Brook University, viral evolution at UCLA, and computational ecology at the University of Oregon, among many other experiences. NIMBioS has … 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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Evolution Featured at Tennessee Teacher Conference

While socio-cultural forces continue to pressure teachers not to talk about evolution through intimidation and confusing laws, many science teachers remain committed in the face of adversity to helping each other teach their students the scientific consensus of evolution as … Continue reading

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