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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Awards Grant to NIMBioS for 2016 Blackwell-Tapia Conference

NIMBioS’ plan to host the 2016 Blackwell-Tapia Conference and Awards Ceremony, an event focused on fostering the careers of minority groups underrepresented in the mathematical sciences, received a big boost this month from a $26,364 award from the Alfred P. Sloan … 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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Congratulations to Paul Armsworth!

Congratulations are in order for Paul Armsworth who has been named a James R. Cox Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Armsworth is NIMBioS Associate Director for Postdoctoral Activities. An associate professor in ecology and evolutionary biology, Armsworth has … 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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Building New Connections at SACNAS 2014

This year’s Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Annual Conference in Los Angeles had a mighty NIMBioS presence: two members of the the NIMBioS leadership team, two postdoctoral researchers, and four SRE undergraduates all … Continue reading

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NSF Awards $2.9 Million to QUBES: Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education & Synthesis

The National Science Foundation’s Division of Undergraduate Education has awarded a five-year, $2.9 million in grants to the project “Supporting Faculty in Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES).” This intiative “addresses the Nation’s growing need to better prepare undergraduate … Continue reading

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Lenhart Earns Chancellor’s Honors

Congratulations to Dr. Suzanne Lenhart! Lenhart has received the Excellence in Academic Outreach Chancellor Award for her accomplishments through the past academic year. Lenhart is NIMBioS Associate Director for Education and Outreach, as well as a mathematics professor and Chancellor’s … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Director Tapped to Lead National STEM Education Effort

Congratulations to NIMBioS Director Louis Gross who will lead the Biology Ideas Lab for the National Science Foundation, March 30-April 4, in Leesburg, Va. Three five-day NSF Ideas Labs —one for biology, one for engineering and one for geosciences—are being … Continue reading

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Middle School Teachers Take STEM Thinking Outside the Box

Middle school science teachers from across East Tennessee were introduced to inquiry-based activities at the intersection of math and science during several training workshops this fall. NIMBioS Associate Director for Education & Outreach Suzanne Lenhart and Education & Outreach Coordinator … Continue reading

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