5 MSIs Leading the Way in Mathematics

By Jillian Cener

In honor of Pi Day tomorrow (3/14), today’s Monday Morning MSI Line Up showcases five MSIs who are leading the way in the field of mathematics. Each of the institutions listed below have received grants from the National Science Foundation to fund projects aimed at increasing diversity in the field of math. Congratulations to all of the institutions! Great job!

1) University of Hawaii at Hilo (ANNH) – Hilo, HI

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The University of Hawaii at Hilo received a $700,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for its Pacific Undergraduate Research Experience in Mathematics (PURE Math) program. The program aims to increase opportunities for native Pacific Islanders who want to study mathematical sciences by supporting novice faculty members at the institution. At least 114 STEM undergraduates at UHH will benefit from the NSF’s grant.

2) Morehouse College (HBCU) – Atlanta, GA

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Morehouse College received a $362,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for its Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) program. The program aims to increase the number of women, especially women from underrepresented groups, who receive a PhD in the mathematical sciences, as well as support women in leadership positions in the field. The grant will help PhD students at various points in their degree and provide funding for postdocs and novice faculty members.

3) University of New Mexico (HSI) – Albuquerque, NM

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The University of New Mexico received a grant of over $1,000,000 from the National Science Foundation for its Mentoring Through Critical Points in the Mathematical Sciences (MCTP) program. The goal of the program is three-fold: to support students studying mathematics, to develop mathematics education, and to build community. The program aims to help undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs in a variety of ways.

4) University of Texas at Arlington (AANAPISI/HSI) – Arlington, TX

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The University of Texas at Arlington received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for its three-year bridge program. The program aims to help 30 students from underrepresented backgrounds transition to PhD programs in the mathematical sciences. Students will benefit from mentoring programs with both faculty and peers.

5) California State University, Channel Islands (HSI) – Camarillo, CA

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California State University, Channel Islands received a $280,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. The program aims to support 27 students from underrepresented backgrounds as they conduct mathematical research. The institution aims to have a diverse group of students, including native Spanish speakers and first-generation students.

Thanks for reading! We’d love to hear about other MSIs doing great things for math in the comments below!

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