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Encouraging women to pursue careers in chemical sciences earns award
On a career-long mission to make science fun, professor Mamie Moy recently was recognized by the world's largest scientific society for encouraging women to pursue careers in the chemical sciences. Dedicating more than 50 years to the University of Houston, Moy is UH's longest-serving professor. Moy plans to use the $10,000 grant that comes with the award to hold a mini-conference for girls in grades K-12, as well as female undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students. (2011-07-19)

Unsolved after 116 years: International academics to discuss Hilbert's sixth problem
The University of Leicester will host Hilbert's sixth problem workshop from May 2-4. (2016-04-11)

Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle, Jan. 6-9
Over 6,000 mathematicians will attend the annual meetings of the American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Jan. 6-9. The annual Joint Mathematics Meetings provide an opportunity for mathematicians in all fields of mathematics to present research, serve on panels, use the Employment Center, visit the exhibits, and attend social events. (2015-12-30)

Math department at Bryn Mawr College receives AMS national award
The Department of Mathematics at Bryn Mawr College is the 2012 recipient of the AMS Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department. (2012-04-11)

UC Davis mathematician, neuroscientist win Sloan Fellowships
Two new faculty members at the University of California, Davis, neuroscientist Marie Burns and mathematician Alexander Soshnikov, have won prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships. (2002-03-06)

NASA climatologists named in Scientific American top 50 scientists
For the first time NASA researchers have been awarded the Scientific American Top 50 Scientist Award. Climatologists Dr. Drew Shindell and Dr. Gavin Schmidt of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), New York, received the award given by Scientific American Magazine. (2004-11-09)

Michael Halassa awarded prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship
Michael M. Halassa, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Physiology at NYU Langone Medical Center's Neuroscience Institute, has been selected as a winner of the 2015 Sloan Research Fellowship. (2015-02-23)

Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, Jan. 6-9
Over 5,000 mathematicians will attend the annual meetings of the American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Jan. 6-9. Researchers will present over 1,900 papers from all specialties of mathematics, on topics ranging from high-level research on new approaches to unsolved theoretical problems to recent applications of math to issues such as global warming, voting, biology and how to improve math education. (2007-12-27)

BioMed Central brings open access publishing to physics and math
BioMed Central, the world's largest publisher of open access, peer-reviewed journals, is pleased to announce the first three journals to be launched by PhysMath Central: PMC Physics A, PMC Physics B and PMC Physics C. PhysMath Central is BioMed Central's open access publishing platform for the fields of physics, mathematics and computer science. (2007-04-12)

When fluid dynamics mimic quantum mechanics
MIT researchers expand the range of quantum behaviors that can be replicated in fluidic systems, offering a new perspective on wave-particle duality. (2013-07-29)

President Obama names SF State math professor a top young scientist
President Barack Obama has named San Francisco State University mathematician Mariel Vazquez, a pioneer in an emerging field called DNA topology, one of the nation's most promising young scientists. Vazquez has been selected to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the US government's highest honor for researchers in the early stages of their careers. (2012-07-23)

Wright State collaborates on $2M NSF grant to provide more science, engineering professionals
Wright State University and Sinclair Community College today joined forces to launch a local initiative to increase the number of students pursuing careers science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). A National Science Foundation grant of $2 million over five years is funding the project. (2007-02-07)

Major new study examines explanations for math 'gender gap'
A major new study appearing in the January 2012 issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society marshals a plethora of evidence showing that many of the hypotheses put forth to account for the so-called (2011-12-12)

2008 AAAS Mentor Award goes to Sylvia T. Bozeman of Spelman College
Sylvia T. Bozeman, a professor of mathematics at Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga., has been honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her commitment toward increasing the number of African-American women with doctoral degrees in mathematics. (2009-02-11)

Gerhard Wanner receives SIAM's George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition
Gerhard Wanner of the University of Geneva is the 2015 recipient of the George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition. Wanner is being honored primarily for the five books he has co-authored. (2015-07-29)

Mathematicians maximize knowledge of minimal surfaces
Mathematicians make breakthrough in understanding complex (2006-08-15)

Researchers say academia can learn from Hollywood
According to a pair of University of Houston professors and their colleague from the IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies in Italy, while science is increasingly moving in the direction of teamwork and interdisciplinary research, changes need to be made in academia to allow for a more collaborative model to flourish. Their findings are published in the October issue of Nature Physics. (2014-10-13)

Preschoolers' grasp of numbers predicts math performance in school years
A new study published today in the journal PLoS ONE reports that the precision with which preschoolers estimate quantities, prior to any formal education in mathematics, predicts their mathematics ability in elementary school, according to research from the Kennedy Krieger Institute. (2011-09-14)

Topology explains queer electrical current boost in non-magnetic metal
Applying a magnetic field to PdCo2, a non-magnetic metal, made it conduct 70 percent more electricity, even though basic physics principles would have predicted the opposite. (2016-04-10)

Bernd Sturmfels of UC-Berkeley was awarded the John von Neumann Lecture at SIAM Annual Meeting
Professor Bernd Sturmfels from the University of California, Berkeley, gave the John von Neumann Lecture at the 2010 SIAM Annual Meeting held July 12-16, in Pittsburgh, Penn. The John von Neumann Lecture is SIAM's flagship lecture, and was established in 1959 to reward outstanding contributions to the field of applied mathematical sciences and their effective communication to the community. (2010-08-11)

Journey to the center of the earth: Discovery sheds light on mantle formation
Uncovering a rare, two-billion-year-old window into the Earth's mantle, a University of Houston professor and his team have found our planet's geological history is more complex than previously thought. Geoscientist Jonathan Snow led a team on a North Pole expedition, resulting in a discovery that could shed new light on the mantle. Recently described in Nature, these ancient rocks were found along the bottom of the Arctic Ocean floor, unearthed during voyages to Gakkel Ridge. (2008-04-10)

Simplifying computer power behind phones, medical devices
From smart phones to medical equipment, embedded processors are everywhere and getting more powerful. A UH professor's work with Texas Instruments is making it easier to develop these types of systems. UH computer scientists have collaborated with design engineers at TI and, for the second time, received a $100,000 grant from TI to further this research. TI also donated 20 BeagleBoard development platforms to be put into students' hands, allowing them to learn by doing. (2010-08-05)

Carlos Kenig receives 2008 Bocher Prize in mathematics
University of Chicago mathematician Carlos Kenig has been named a co-recipient of the 2008 Maxime Bocher Memorial Prize from the American Mathematical Society for his work in the field of analysis. The AMS awarded the prize to Kenig at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, Calif., on Jan. 7. (2008-01-08)

JMU builds supercomputer for national model undergraduate program
With an NSF-grant James Madison University in Virginia and North Carolina Central University have built a parallel supercomputer, fluid dynamics lab and computer modeling program to train physics and mathematics majors for high- paying, high-tech jobs in computational science, and to develop a national model for other universities to provide undergraduates with hands-on research experiences using the latest equipment to excite, and retain, students in the hard sciences and mathematics. (1999-11-15)

Unveiling of first good rendering of a 4-dimensional object set for 21 October
The unveiling of a unique sculpture -- the first good rendering of any 4-dimensional object, either in solid or virtual form -- will take place on 21 October 2005 at the Penn State University Park campus. The stainless-steel (2005-10-17)

Scientists discover method for sculpting how chemicals spread in fluid flows
Mathematicians from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and their team have created art of their own: a method that precisely sculpts how fluids spread chemicals as they travel to hit their target. (2016-11-17)

Evolution of life on Earth may hold key to finding life in outer space
Questioning the existence of life in outer space may have close-to-home answers, says one University of Houston professor. Understanding life's evolution on Earth leads to clues to where else in the universe one might find life and what it might be like. With a research grant from NASA's Exobiology Program, George Fox seeks to understand life's origin and collaborated with the Houston Museum of Natural Science Burke Baker Planetarium exploring life possibilities on other planets. (2005-08-12)

Carnegie Mellon technology will help prepare students for high-stakes tests
Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with Carnegie Learning, Inc. and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute has received $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Education to test a Web-based computer tutor assistment system that helps middle-school students prepare for standardized tests like those required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. It enables teachers to prepare students for tests without sacrificing quality instruction time. (2004-01-15)

Fields medal awarded to top young mathematicians
On Aug. 19 in Hyderabad, India, the International Congress of the International Mathematical Union awarded the prestigious Fields Medal to four mathematicians. Regarded as the (2010-08-25)

Data mining subject of UIC Conference
University of Illinois at Chicago co-sponsors (2001-03-11)

Roger Traub wins prestigious Humboldt award
Roger D. Traub, M.D., professor of physiology and pharmacology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has been chosen to receive a Humboldt Research Award, the highest prize awarded in Germany to foreign scientists. (2007-06-27)

Tops in technology: UH math professor honored for aneurysm work
Suncica Canic, a University of Houston mathematics professor, was named one of Houston's top women in technology by the Houston chapter of the Association for Women in Computing. A positive role model for women, Canic has collaborated with researchers at Texas Medical Center to develop improved stents to treat arteries damaged by aneurysm, using complex mathematical models to perfect stent design and initiating interdisciplinary alliances among experts in cardiology, mathematics, biology, engineering and scientific computing. (2005-04-12)

UMass Amherst to commercialize math tutoring software
University of Massachusetts Amherst computer scientist Beverly Woolf, an international leader in intelligent tutoring systems and expert in science and mathematics learning, recently received a one-year, $199,944 grant from the National Science Foundation to commercialize the intelligent tutor known as MathSpring for e-learning in mathematics. (2015-08-17)

Using mathematics to improve human health
Scientists at the Universities of York and Torino have used mathematics as a tool to provide precise details of the structure of protein nanoparticles, potentially making them more useful in vaccine design. (2016-02-02)

NYU's Courant part of team to resolve ancient mathematics problem
Mathematicians from North America, Europe, Australia and South America have resolved the first one trillion cases of an ancient mathematics problem on congruent numbers. The advance, which included work by David Harvey, an assistant professor at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, was achieved through a complex technique for multiplying large numbers. (2009-09-23)

New analysis of US elementary school mathematics finds half-century of problematic 'strands' structure
In an article in the November 2013 issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Liping Ma describes and analyzes the (2013-10-11)

Before nature selects, gene networks steer a course for evolution
Natural selection is a race to reproduce, a competition between individuals with varying traits that helps direct evolution. How do the structures of gene networks determine which individuals appear on the starting line, silently influencing evolution before competition has even begun? University of Illinois researchers Karen Sears and Zoi Rapti, along with collaborators at Illinois and four other institutions, have addressed this question by exploring the gene network that guides limb development in mammals. (2015-09-03)

Modeling robust use of pesticides
In a paper published last week in the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, authors Chris Guiver et al propose adaptive control techniques to model pest dynamics and management as a control system. (2016-02-09)

NSF awards Rutgers $7.6 million for sustainable energy development, graduate education
The National Science Foundation has awarded Rutgers University two grants worth $6.4 million to fund graduate research in clean and sustainable energy resources using biotechnology and nanotechnology. The grants are funded under the five-year Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship program. The foundation also has awarded the university up to $1.25 million to extend practices developed under four earlier IGERT grants. These will benefit Rutgers students throughout science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (2009-08-31)

New textbook introduces undergraduates to mathematics for the life sciences
Today's students in college biology and other science courses are increasingly being asked to analyze problems in quantitative ways, and now they have a new textbook to help them do so. (2014-08-19)

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