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Below are links to friends and affiliates of Biology in a Box.


The National Institute of Mathematical and Biological Synthesis; As a partner of Biology in a Box, NIMBioS has been instrumental in further enhancing the mathematical content of our program. Check out all of the other cool things that they do, as well!


“VolsTeach is a program targeted for undergraduate math, science, or engineering majors who are interested in expanding their professional skills and exploring a career in Secondary Teaching. Without any additional credit hours, students can graduate in four years with a degree in math, science or engineering as well as obtain licensure as highly qualified teachers in their respective content areas. The program emphasizes early and ongoing field-based experiences.”

Biology in a Box is happy to publish our Compendium of STEM Projects created under NSF Noyce grant support to VolsTeach:  

Immersive Research Projects for the HighSchool STEM Classroom


“The Center for Enhancing Education in Mathematics and Sciences (CEEMS) was established in 2010 to serve as the organizational unit for projects related to mathematics and science education and the discovery of new strategies that generate effective STEM education in the P-16 arena. CEEMS serves as an interdisciplinary base for the development of proposals to secure external funding for STEM education projects. The intention of the Center is to use these funds not only to prepare effective P-12 STEM teachers, but also to identify, implement, and evaluate the efficacy of novel training strategies and lesson plans that serve the goals of P-16 education in the State of Tennessee.”


Tennessee Solar Conversion and Storage using Outreach, Research and Education; A great program whose main goals include “identifying and focusing investments on specific research areas to improve research competitiveness across Tennessee and the United States”, increasing “research and research competitiveness across Tennessee,” as well as to “increase collaboration between universities and the State of Tennessee”, “improve the educational science and technology learning”, and to “increase educational opportunities of under-represented groups.” Look for exciting collaborations between TNSCORE and Biology in a Box in the near future!

Hands On: Real-Life Lessons for Middle School Classrooms

Food safety is important (and cool!) “Hands On is a comprehensive program that provides teachers with the professional development and materials they need to teach their students about food safety within the context of state mandated curriculum standards,” and include lesson plans designed to meet state curriculum standards in multiple states (AL, GA, IN, KY, MO, NM, NC, PA, SC, TN, TX, & VA) for math, science, social studies, language arts and vocabulary.