Saturday, September 6, 2014

UCLA Math Alumnus receives 2014 Vannevar Bush Award


UCLA Alumnus Richard TapiaUCLA Alumnus Richard Tapia
The National Science Board (NSB) announced that mathematician Richard Tapia, a leader in mentoring minorities in science, engineering and mathematics fields, is the 2014 recipient of its Vannevar Bush Award. Tapia is a mathematician in Rice University's Computational and Applied Mathematics Department. His research on computational optimization is highly regarded, as is his strong support of women and minorities in the sciences. Tapia earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles and was on the faculty of UCLA as well as the University of Wisconsin before coming to Rice University in 1970.
The Vannevar Bush Award honors truly exceptional lifelong leaders in science and technology who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the Nation through public service activities in science, technology, and public policy. The award was established in 1980 in the memory of Vannevar Bush, who served as a science advisor to President Franklin Roosevelt during World War II, helped to establish Federal funding for science and engineering as a national priority during peacetime, and was behind the creation of the National Science Foundation.
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Six Word Saturday Week


Swing Into Autumn  With Sheepish Grin!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Steve Carr from Nu

Steve Carr



Associate Dean for Undergraduate Engineering

Stephen Carr is responsible for McCormick's undergraduate education program, including curricula, courses, and monitoring student progress to their degrees.
Carr joined the Northwestern faculty in 1969 and is jointly appointed as professor of materials science and engineering and chemical and biological engineering; he holds a courtesy appointment in biomedical engineering. His academic specialties span the areas of synthetic and biological polymers and materials engineering; he now contributes to the literature in engineering education.
He has been a consultant to over 50 domestic and international companies. He has a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and a PhD in polymer science from Case Western Reserve University.