Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department receives $300K NSF grant to enrich doctoral program

GOLDEN, Colo., March 4, 2016 – The Colorado School of Mines Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics has received a $300,000, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to enrich its doctoral program.  

The project will launch an innovative partnership with the Department of Mathematics at the University of Wyoming, which received a parallel grant. The two institutions will share in doctoral student preparation, course delivery, summer workshops, and research collaborations leading to dissertations. Of special interest are the two departments’ overlapping research expertise in three areas: uncertainty quantification, mathematical biology, and underground fluid mechanics.

Applied Mathematics Assistant Professor Stephen Pankavich (PI) and Professor Barbara Moskal (co-PI) will coordinate Mines’ side of the project. The coordinators at the University of Wyoming are professors Gregory Lyng (PI) and Myron Allen (co-PI).

Summer internships will augment the innovative cooperative activities and will be hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the Western Research Institute and Wyoming Technology Business Center. These summer programs will introduce Ph.D. students to applied mathematics outside the university setting, along with skills seldom stressed in doctoral programs including proposal writing, project budgeting, project management, and communicating science with non-specialists.



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