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Meet Education & Outreach Intern Kelsey Bratton

NIMBioS is pleased to introduce Kelsey Bratton, our education & outreach intern who began her work here in January. A junior in mathematics at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Bratton is enrolled in the VolsTeach program, which enables students to graduate … Continue reading

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Kids Discover Birds with Math

Two fun math activities for kids from the exciting world of birds are now available to download from our website. Both activities were designed at NIMBioS and recently published in Discover Birds, a 36-page activity book with fun facts about … Continue reading

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New K-12 Forestry Math Activities for Biology in a Box

A newly revised activity book with K-12 math activities for the forestry-themed Biology in a Box is now available on the NIMBioS web site. NIMBioS’ Education and Outreach team collaborated with the University of Tennessee’s Biology in a Box program … Continue reading

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Teaching Evolution Without Tears

Teaching evolution without tears can be a tall order for science teachers in a nation where 46 percent of Americans believe in creationism over science (Gallup Poll), but NIMBioS is trying to help get good information into the hands of … Continue reading

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REU’s Present in UT STEM REU Symposium

Students from NIMBioS’ Research Experience for Underdergraduates (REU) joined undergraduates from colleges and universities all over the country to present their original research in a poster symposium last week in the University of Tennessee’s (UT) Baker Center Toyota Auditorium. The … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Outreach Featured on AAAS Site

NIMBioS’s Education and Outreach program is a featured story on the AAAS Member Central website. Padmini Rangamani, UC Berkeley postdoctoral fellow and past NIMBioS workshop participant, interviewed Kelly Sturner, NIMBioS Education & Outreach Coordinator for the story. Sturner discusses how … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Darwin! NIMBioS Celebrates at Teacher Workshop

In honor of Charles Darwin’s birthday last week, NIMBioS participated in a training-the-teacher workshop on strategies for teaching evolution for around 30 local middle and high school teachers in East Tennessee. NIMBioS Education & Outreach Coordinator Kelly Sturner led teachers … Continue reading

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Math and Biology Activities Shared at National Teacher Conference

High school and junior high biology teachers tried out classroom activities combining math and life science learning last week at the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) conference in Anaheim, CA in a session organized by NIMBioS. Kelly Sturner, NIMBioS … Continue reading

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