April 22, 2016
In 1986, President Ronald Reagan designated April as Math Appreciation Month. He felt that the field of mathematics needed promoting so Americans could better appreciate the important role this subject plays in our everyday lives.
Texas Tech University Provost Lawrence Schovanec, who received his doctorate in mathematics and statistics, shares his insight on the subject and a few of his favorite numbers.
The Texas Tech University College of Arts & Sciences was founded in 1925 as one of the university’s four original colleges.
Comprised of 15 departments, the College offers a wide variety of courses and programs in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. Students can choose from 41 bachelor’s degree programs, 34 master’s degrees and 14 doctoral programs.
With just under 11,000 students enrolled, the College of Arts & Sciences is the largest
college on the Texas Tech University campus.
In fall 2016, the college embarked upon its first capital campaign, Unmasking Innovation: The Campaign for Arts & Sciences. It focuses on five critical areas of need: attracting and retaining top faculty, enhancing infrastructure, recruiting high-potential students, undergraduate research and growing the Dean’s Fund for Excellence.