The Michael Ross Franco Award was established by Franco’s family “to annually recognize one or more outstanding undergraduate juniors or seniors majoring or minoring in computational and applied mathematics who have demonstrated exemplary performance or excellence in a class and/or undergraduate research.” Applicants should contact the CAAM departmental office.
Nearly 400 students take part in these camps over the summer, learning about opportunities avaialble to them in STEM studies and careers.
“I want my students to think explicitly about the problem-solving process. That’s as important as getting the right answer,” says Paul E. Hand, an assistant professor of computational and applied mathematics (CAAM) at Rice University.
Rice University computational mathematician Richard Tapia has won the American Association for the Advancement of Science's 2016 AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award.