UMD Mathematics Professor Joseph Gallian has been named a CUR Fellow for 2002 by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). The CUR Fellows are presented biennually to CUR members who have developed nationally respected research programs involving undergraduates. Two awards were made nationally in 2002.
Awardees have established "outstanding records of obtaining funding for their work, and for their students, and have published research findings with undergraduate co-authors." Professor Gallian will receive an award of $1000 and make a presentation at the 9th Annual CUR Conference in June.
Professor Gallian (along with two of his research students) represented the Mathematics Association of America (MAA) in Washington D.C. on May 15 at the National Science Foundation's Coalition for Science Funding exhibition and reception on Capitol Hill. Professor Gallian and his students exhibited their National Science Foundation supported project titled "University of Minnesota Duluth Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Mathematics". The UMD exhibit featured computer generated Escher-like graphics.
The event included 32 demonstrations and provided lawmakers and their staff with an opportunity to learn more about the vital role the National Science Foundation plays in meeting the nation's research and educational goals.