Bi-Monthly News@NIMBioS, July-August 2015

Prepare to Collaborate!

We’re excited to share a new model for collaboration in hopes it may help you as a participant or organizer at one of our upcoming NIMBioS events. Read more.  

Featured Science

Invasive species threaten the health of vital agricultural and natural lands, from plants like the fast-growing kudzu vine to animals like the pernicious red scale insect that chomps through citrus crops. Now there is a new tool to help in the fight against these non-native pests, developed by three college students during their summer research program at NIMBioS.  Read more.
Postdoc Spotlight

Sandy Kawano is developing software for measuring how selection on morphology can contribute to evolution and to generating biodiversity. Find out more about her research in this  video and Q&A .

Education Spotlight

Science and math educators are always looking for innovative ways to make their messages memorable, which is why NIMBioS recently participated in a unique outreach event for middle school kids blending STEM and the science fiction genre “steampunk.” Read more.

Upcoming Research, Training & Outreach Opportunities at NIMBioS
Synthesis Center Reception at ESA

Heading to annual Ecological Society of America meeting next week? Join the national synthesis centers for a meet-and-greet reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m., August 11. Your hosts: NIMBioS, SESYNC, NCEAS, USGS Powell Center. #ESA100  For more information, click here.
Undergraduate Research Conference

The 7th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics will be held Nov. 21-22, 2015, in Knoxville, featuring talks by mathematicians and biologists, student presentations and posters, career panel discussion and more. Deadline for financial support to attend: September 18 For more information, click here.
Mathematics of Planet Earth Workshop

The Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013+ Workshop: Education for the Planet Earth of Tomorrow will be held Sept. 30 - Oct. 2. The workshop focuses on planning for the multidisciplinary education of students. Applications accepted until all slots are filled.  For more information, click here.
Requests for Support

September 1 is the next deadline for submitting requests for new scientific and educational activities at NIMBioS, including Working GroupsInvestigative WorkshopsPostdoctoral Fellowships and Sabbatical FellowshipsClick here for details.
New! Postdoc Fellowship in Science Education Research & Evaluation

NIMBioS is currently accepting applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship position in Science Education Research and Evaluation. Click here for details.
NIMBioS is sponsored by the  National Science Foundation  through NSF Award #DBI-1300426, with additional support from  The University of Tennessee, Knoxville