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NIMBioS Educational Products

NIMBioS Teams Up with Biology in a Box

Modeling with Math

Math Counts: Activities for K–8 Teachers

NIMBioS Educational Modules

3-D Printing Models of Cell Organelles and Flowers
Fossil Finder!
Fungus Among Us!
Discover Birds! Changing Populations and Birds Champions
The Mathematics of Understanding Disease
Using Linear Regression to Explore Environmental Factors Affecting Vector-borne Diseases
Writing the Abstract
Measuring Biodiversity
Measuring a Forest
Modeling Predator-Prey Relationships in Soil

Links Related to Mathematical Biology

R for biologists: An introductory guide.
Supplementary Material for Computational Thinking in Biology
Program for Excellence and Equity in Research (PEER)
Sustainable Computing and Leading Edge Innovative Technology (SCALE-IT)
Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI)
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NEScent)
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
BioQuest Curriculum Consortium
National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
University of Pittsburgh MIDAS National Center of Excellence
Hands on the Land
Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB)
Environmental Education in TN
Lawrence Hall of Science
Shodor Foundation
Citizen Science
Science Gateways
Discover Life in America
Encyclopedia of Life
American Institute of Biological Sciences
International Society of Computational Biology
Computational Biology Research Center, Japan
The Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK
The Institute for Systems Biology
Agent-Based Modeling Laboratory
Netherlands Consortium for Systems Biology
Understanding Science
Science Friday
Science Friday partners with educators and scientists to create free STEM activities, lessons, and resources for all learners

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Resources for Teaching Math + Biology

Top 100 STEM Blogs & Websites in 2020
Hands On Classrooms
QUBES (Supporting Faculty in Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis) Project

Communicating Science Effectively

How can we use the ‘science of stories’ to produce persuasive scientific stories? Nature
On the record: Giving media interviews can raise scientists’ profiles if they prepare well and manage expectations. Nature
Working with the Media: Part 1 - The Media
Working with the Media: Part II - Interviews and Relationships with Reporters
Working with the Media: Part III - Avoiding missteps and pitfalls
YouTube Your Science
How to Work with Your Institution's Press Office to Maximize the Reach of Your Work
Conference Presentations: Lead the Poster Parade - Tips from Chris Woolston writing in Nature
Scientific Communication Resources from Scitable by Nature Education
Assertion-Evidence Approach to Presentations
Pimp your Powerpoint - Tips from The Scientist Magazine
Communicating Science: Giving Talks
Better Posters by
AAAS Communication Toolkit
Communicating Science News from the National Association of Science Writers
SciDev.Net’s Science Communication Practical Guides
Science Media Centre, UK, Top Tips for Media Work (pdf)
Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work
Science Communication: Linking Theory and Practice
Journal of Science Communication

Social Media

An Introduction to Social Media for Scientists
Twitter Guide for Academics and Researchers (London School of Economics)
Science Blogging How-To
A Word About Blogging: Science Blogging and Tenure (Science)

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Career Guides

Excellence everywhere: A resource for scientists launching careers in emerging science centers (2009). Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

EcoEd Webinar

An EcoEd Webinar: Math, Computing, Undergraduate Ecology Education and Large Datasets: An Example from a Citizen Science Program, sponsored by NIMBioS and the Ecological Society of America (ESA), was held Sept. 8, 2010, at NIMBioS. The webinar focused on math and computational education for ecology undergrads and illustrated how a large field dataset can be used to motivate hypothesis formulation and assessment by undergraduates. You can view the archived webinar in its entirety by clicking the links below:

Video and audio to view in web browser (PC works best for this option)
Audio only (.wav format)
PDF version of the slideset presented

NIMBioS Poster Requirements

A description of poster requirements for research completed at NIMBioS and presented in a poster: (PDF)
Sample PowerPoint poster template

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From 2008 until early 2021, NIMBioS was supported by the National Science Foundation through NSF Award #DBI-1300426, with additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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