A five-year, $9.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation is being led by UB Professor and Larkin Chair of Chemistry, Joseph Gardella. The project connects school teachers from seven Buffalo high schools with UB scientists and a number of community partners, to promote research in the classroom and make science fun for students. Pilot programs over the past four years have seen a significant increase in student performance, particularly in regards to their proficiency scores on eighth-grade science exams. Read the complete Buffalo News article: http://www.buffalonews.com/city/schools/article590024.ece
URGE to Compute, directed by Associate Professor of Mathematics, John Ringland, provides apprenticeships worth $10,000 to 12 students annually to conduct research of a computational nature in mathematics and the mathematical sciences. URGE stands for Undergraduate Research Group Experiences, and it is the implementation in Buffalo of the National Science Foundation’s CSUMS program. It is a collaboration of the UB and Buffalo State Mathematics Departments, the UB Physics Department, the UB Center for Computational Research, and the Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute. Visit the URGE to Compute website: http://copper.math.buffalo.edu/urgewiki/pmwiki.php
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