Tag Archives: Education/Outreach

New Textbook Introduces Undergraduates to Mathematics for the Life Sciences

KNOXVILLE—Today’s students in college biology and other science courses are increasingly being asked to analyze problems in quantitative ways, and now they have a new textbook to help them do so. “Mathematics for the Life Sciences,” published this month by … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Undergrads Present Summer Research at MBI

Our 2014 Summer Research Experience students and teachers may have left NIMBioS for the summer, but friendships forged and research completed carry on! Four NIMBioS SRE undergraduates recently attended the week-long Math Biosciences Institute (MBI) Undergraduate Capstone Conference in Columbus, … Continue reading

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Summer Research STEM Symposium Largest Ever

Last week’s STEM Symposium for undergraduates, teachers and young scholars conducting summer research at the University of Tennessee featured a total of 53 projects, an all-time high for the event now in its third year. NIMBioS collaborates with three other NSF-supported research … Continue reading

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Girls in Science Campers Quantify Smokies Stream Biodiversity

For the fifth year, the NIMBioS Education and Outreach Team headed to the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont in June to help Girls in Science campers analyze stream biodiversity data using mathematical biology concepts. During the week-long resident camp, the 24 girls, … Continue reading

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Middle School Girls Have STEM Adventures!

In elementary school, 74 percent of girls say they are interested in math and science classes, but women make up only 26 percent of the STEM workforce. Finding ways to retain girls’ interest in STEM to close this gap is the … Continue reading

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Earl Talks Math Ecology to Fisk REU

NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow Julia Earl traveled to Nashville recently to present her work on movement ecology to undergraduates participating in Fisk University’s summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program. A rewarding experience, Earl said her talk, “Animals as ecosystem connectors: Does their movement path matter?” particularly … Continue reading

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Fireflies, Modeling, Programming & More: NIMBioS SRE is Underway!

NIMBioS Summer Research Experiences (SRE) for Undergraduates and Teachers is in full swing with abundant opportunities for learning and play. During the first week participants were oriented to NIMBioS, learned about university library services, math modeling, collaborating, and programming. Students … Continue reading

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Bender Receives Outstanding Undergraduate Poster Award

Congratulations to 2013 NIMBioS REU student Nicole Bender for receiving a 2014 Mathematical Association of America Outstanding Poster Award. Nicole, a senior at Marist College, presented her NIMBioS work “Automatic Detection of Rare Bird Species Using Neural Networks” at the … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Helps Ignite Kids’ Interest in STEM at National Festival

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. What does math have to do with mushrooms? Hundreds of kids and their families found out by visiting the interactive NIMBioS and University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s “Fungus Among Us” booth at last month’s USA Science and Engineering … Continue reading

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Prizes for Young Scientists: Mold Growth and an App Predicting Seizures

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Junior and Senior NIMBioS Prizes for Research at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology, presented annually at the Southern Appalachian Science Engineering Fair, held at the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville. This year’s Junior … Continue reading

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