Posts By: Lola Alapo

NIMBioS Receives National Grant to Assess Student Learning in Mathematics


The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis has been awarded a two-year, $299,990 grant from the National Science Foundation to assess whether using real-world biology examples in college-level mathematics courses enhances student understanding of quantitative concepts.

UT Pro2Serve Math Contest In the News

Knoxville News Sentinel

Hundreds of Tennessee high school students will descend on UT this fall and put their mathematics skills to the test during this year’s UT Pro2Serve math competition. They’ll also vie for academic scholarships to UT. The News Sentinel featured the contest in this story. Oak Ridge Today also featured the news in this story.  

NPR: If These Bones Could Talk: The Stories Human Skeletons Can Tell

National Public Radio featured the Bass Donated Skeletal Collection and Dawnie Steadman, director of UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center, in this story. The donated collection contains 1,200 skeletons; it’s a draw for anthropologists, detectives and demographers who come to UT to learn how to read these bones.

Past meets present at East Tennessee History Fair

Knoxville News Sentinel

Dan Feller, professor of history, was a judge of the History Hounds dog costume contest during this weekend’s East Tennessee History Fair. He was featured in this News Sentinel video about the qualifications used to critique the pooches and how the ultimate winners were chosen.

San Antonio Express-News Features Bruce Tonn’s Research on Sustainable Energy

The San Antonio Express-News recently featured the research of Bruce Tonn, professor of political science, in a story examining what the future of cities would be like if climate change and sustainability issues were tackled by the year 2050. Read the story here. Tonn was the lead researcher on a paper about a sustainable energy system

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UK Daily Mail: Now That’s Crocodile Rock!

The UK Daily Mail featured Vladimir Dinets, research assistant professor of psychology, in a story about predatory reptiles like crocodiles and alligators that sing to each other like birds do. The publication highlighted Dinets’ research that shows crocodiles and alligators have a talent for climbing trees. He observed crocodile species climbing trees on three continents–Australia, Africa

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