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Ernest Brothers Selected for Leadership Knoxville Class of 2014

Congratulations to Ernest Brothers, NIMBioS Associate Director for Diversity Enhancement, for being selected to join the 2014 class of Leadership Knoxville. Leadership Knoxville, a non-profit training progam begun in 1985, brings together about 50 leaders from around the Knoxville region … Continue reading

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Kids Have a Ball With Math and Biology

How can you use an Earth beach ball to estimate the area of forest on our planet’s surface? Andersonville Elementary School students figured this out and more at the interface of math and biology on their visit last week to … Continue reading

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Gresham Middle Students Visit NIMBioS

Local middle school students took their learning beyond the bounds of their classroom on a visit to NIMBioS last week. Fifty students from Gresham Middle School‘s Beta Club, along with teachers and parent chaperones, visited the institute and participated in … Continue reading

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Discover Birds Program Makes the Grade

In light of the success of the Discover Birds program among Tennessee elementary schools, the Tennessee Ornithological Society (TOS) voted at their annual meeting in Knoxville last weekend to order a second printing of the popular Discover Birds activity book. … Continue reading

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Women Researchers Share Their Stories with Aspiring Girls

With less than 25 percent of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) jobs in the United States currently held by women, women researchers and faculty from NIMBioS hoped to change that sobering statistic and inspire young girls from the L&N … Continue reading

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Students Model Rabies at Wildlife Disease Association Meeting

The¬†University of Tennessee student chapter of the Wildlife Disease Association met at NIMBioS last week for an introduction to mathematical modeling of wildlife diseases including rabies. Participants learned about the value of mathematical models for describing and understanding biological phenomena … Continue reading

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Brothers to Direct Diversity Efforts at NIMBioS

NIMBioS welcomes Ernest Brothers as associate director for diversity enhancement, a newly created leadership role at NIMBioS. Brothers is an assistant dean in the Graduate School of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, overseeing the Office of Graduate Training and Mentorship. … 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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Lenhart Named American Mathematical Society Fellow

  Suzanne Lenhart has been chosen to join the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Lenhart, NIMBioS Associate Director for Education, Outreach & Diversity, was chosen for this honor “in view of [her] distinguished contributions to … Continue reading

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Microbiology Prof New Associate Director for Graduate Education

NIMBioS welcomes Alison Buchan, associate professor of microbiology at UT, as NIMBioS’ associate director for graduate education, effective Sept. 1. Buchan’s research focuses on the roles of microbes in natural environments. Major objectives in Buchan’s lab include linking microbial taxa … Continue reading

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