The Division of Undergraduate Education of the National Science Foundation funds this project with their scholarship program for Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM). The award number for this funding from the NSF is DUE-1356397. The award starts August 1, 2014 and ends July 31, 2019.
This program will provide three years of support for three cohorts of ten students each. Students will either major in the Mathematical Sciences with a Concentration in Computational/Applied Mathematics, or Statistics; or receive a minor in the mathematical sciences, with a big data (data-science) focus, as they complete their major requirements in one of eight sister departments. Students will typically enter the program as rising sophomores.
Moreover, the program will start with a summer bootcamp in which students will be immersed in computational science, both theoretical and applied. From the fall, and for the next three years, students will attend a bi-weekly seminar that alternates between mini-workshops, visiting speakers, career planning, team building, and a variety of other activities. Students will be expected to graduate after three years of support.
Program in a Nutshell
Co-Principal Investigators Team
Ariel Cintron-Arias, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Institute for Quantitative Biology
Anant Godbole, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education
Jeff Knisley, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Institute for Quantitative Biology
Edith Seier, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Ramona Williams, Vice Provost for Enrollment Services
Applications will begin to be reviewed by May 15, 2014. No applications will be considered after July 15, 2014.
Note: Scholarships will be awarded pending availability of funding by the National Science Foundation.