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NIMBioS and University of Tennessee to Exhibit at ‘Superbowl of STEM’ in DC

NIMBioS and the University of Tennessee hopes to inspire the next generation of innovators at the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo and Book Fair, to be held April 26-27 in Washington, DC. The Festival Expo, which takes place … Continue reading

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Biology in a Box Aligned to Mathematics Common Core

Teachers of K-12 looking for hands-on, memorable enrichment activities for teaching the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics need look no further — the alignment for Biology in a Box is now complete and published online. Forty-five states, the District … Continue reading

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Teaching Science in a Climate of Denial at Tennessee Teacher Conference

Social controversy surrounding certain scientific theories poses a great challenge for teaching science in the United States — up to 60 percent of U.S. high school biology teachers report capitulating in some way to antievolution pressure, reportsĀ one study. NIMBioS and … 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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NIMBioS Hosts SHADES Girls in STEM Workshop

NIMBioS hosted area middle school girls this month for SHADES, an interactive one-day workshop in science and engineering. Girls did many fun and interactive STEM activities including T-shirt chromatography, building model sinkholes, using Geiger counters, creating genetic code bracelets, and … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Celebrates Diversity in STEM at National Conference

NIMBioS researchers and staff shared their passion for science this month at the 2013 SACNAS Annual Conference, as well as the many opportunities available to diverse STEM students and faculty at NSF math institutes and biology centers. SACNAS, the Society … Continue reading

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NIMBioS REU’s Talk Cows and Hyenas at MBI Capstone Conference

Three 2013 NIMBioS REU students traveled to Columbus, Ohio last month to share their work in epidemiology and social network modeling at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute Undergraduate Research Capstone Conference. The conference drew REU students from across the country. Jacob … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Introduces Students to the Creative Side of Science

Middle school girls experienced the creative side of science this week when they used 3D modeling software to design and print their very own plant cell using NIMBioS’ new 3D printer, as a part of activities in the Adventures in … 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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