National Science Foundation Awards $171,000 for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics
June 2, 2006
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DATE: June 2, 2006
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LUBBOCK – The National Science Foundation awarded $171,000 for an undergraduate research
program at Texas Tech University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
The money will fund the Multidisciplinary Summer Undergraduate Research program in
Computation and Control of Biological and Biologically Inspired Systems, said Dr.
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, an associate professor of mathematics and principal investigator
for the program.
This is the first program at Texas Tech to receive a Research Experiences for Undergraduates
SITE award from the National Science Foundation.
Starting Monday, eight undergraduates from across the country will come to do research
on how math can be applied to biology, Seshaiyer said. The program ends July 28.
“This program will give us the opportunity to increase the need for applying mathematics
to biology,” Seshaiyer said. “Hopefully, the students will enjoy working with the
10 faculty members they will be studying with and will want to come back to Texas
Tech as graduate students.”
CONTACT: Dr. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, associate professor of mathematics, (806) 742-2580,
ext. 264, or firstname.lastname@example.org.