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$1.5M NSF grant funds project to teach real-world math

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

amy-roth-mcduffie-detailRICHLAND, Wash. – A Washington State University Tri-Cities professor is part of a project awarded $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to teach mathematical modeling in elementary school as it applies to real-world cultural and community contexts. » More …

Jan. 19: Cryptography, coding, cyber attacks discussed

Nathan-HamlinPULLMAN, Wash. – Providing security and defense against hacking of next-generation quantum computers will be discussed by Washington State University researcher Nathan Hamlin at the informal Science Pub 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Paradise Creek Brewery, 245 SE Paradise St., Pullman. » More …

Three March math, sciences contests engage young scholars

mesa-logoSPOKANE, Wash. – About 200 area students will participate in three science and engineering competitions in March through the Spokane MESA (mathematics engineering science achievement) project. » More …

March 9: Seattle artist talks about analytical expressionism

By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

Schultheis-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Seattle artist and Colton, Wash., native Michael J. Schultheis returns to his alma mater, Washington State University, to deliver the 12th V.N. Bhatia Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, in the CUB auditorium. » More …

Second grant continues math partnership

SPOKANE – After two successful years of helping local teachers prepare students for college, a university-school district partnership has been renamed and expanded.

The Riverpoint Advanced Mathematics Partnership (RAMP) will continue for the next three years, thanks to an $850,000 grant. A similar $371,000 grant funded its predecessor, the Riverpoint Partnership for Math and Science Math Grant. In both cases, federal dollars were administered by Washington’s Higher Education Coordinating Board, with $34,000 supplemental funding provided by the Transition Mathematics Project for the first part of the project.

The board’s associate director Mark Bergeson said he was impressed when he sat in on a … » More …