Dr. Susan Kalisz, former head of the EEB department, along with Cary Staples of the School of Design and Tim Arment from the College of Architecture and Design have created the UNDERstory board game based on their long-term research. The game has received a lot of attention, and the creators are finalists for a 2023 James Paul GEE! Award!
Check out the game here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD0fSBNVfiQ
and vote for UNDERstory to win the GEE! Award here: https://forms.gle/R3KEi7AFbDA6NRy49
The 3rd Annual Women in STEM Research Symposium was held Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Hodges Library from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.. Hosted by Pipeline–Vols for Women in STEM, the symposium featured over 90 presentations from UT graduate students doing research in STEM-related fields, from Animal Science, Kinesiology, and Nursing, to Chemistry, Physics, and Zoology.
EEB had a large presence at the event, thanks to Kimberly Sheldon (pictured far right) participating in the panel discussion, Jen Schweitzer, Mike Gilchrist, Ed Schilling, and postdoc Sergei Tarasov serving as judges, and many EEB students contributing oral presentations and posters.
Three five-day National Science Foundation Ideas Labs —one for biology, one for engineering, and one for geosciences—are being held this month through April 4 in the Washington, D.C., area. Each lab involves participants from various disciplines and backgrounds, as well as prospective employers and representatives of scientific and professional societies. The goals of the labs are to incubate innovative approaches to improve undergraduate STEM education and produce research agendas that address workforce development needs.
Louis Gross, director of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis at UT, will serve as director of the Biology Ideas Lab, to be held March 30 to April 4 in Leesburg, Virginia.
Read the full Tennessee Today article.
Sarah Wood, an EEB sophomore, was one of 9 undergrads from across the state of TN selected to present a poster and attend the MTSU 5th annual STEM Education Research Conference Funded by Tennessee Space Grant and MTSU. For more information see this article in the Tennessean.