The Division of Undergraduate Education of the National Science Foundation (NSF) funds this project with their scholarship program for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM). The award number for this NSF grant 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 year. 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 an immersion in computational science, both theoretical and applied. From the fall, and for the next three years, students will attend a 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
Recipients must be citizens of the United States, Nationals of the United States (as defined in Section 101 (a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), aliens admitted as refugees under Section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or aliens lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. International students are not eligible for this program.
Female students and members of underrepresented groups (including but not limited to gender, ethnicity or race, first-generation, veteran status) are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications will begin to be reviewed by March 27, 2015. No applications will be considered after April 17, 2015.
Feel free to send your questions by email, directed to Dr. Ariel Cintron-Arias <firstname.lastname@example.org>