Dr. Nam Trang, an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, received $400,000 from the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development Program. He plans to use this grant to conduct research in theoretical mathematics that has the potential to help better understand the foundation of mathematics as it relates to science.
National Science Foundation CAREER awards are granted to faculty within their first 10 years in a full-time college appointment whose scholarly products are considered to have had a high impact in their discipline and/or on society. Dr. Trang was one of three UNT professors to recently receive the award, and one of two in the Colleg of Science along with Dr. Andreussi of UNT Physics.
"While it's our faculty who won the awards, our students will also benefit from a true hands-on experiential learning experience," said Mark McLellan, vice president for research and innovation. "Alexis Palmer, Oliviero Andreussi and Nam Trang are three of the reasons UNT continues to expand its leading programs as a world class research institution."
As part of the NSF grant Dr. Trang will develop educational programs so that UNT students can be involved in his research. The programs include online learning modules, hands-on computer workshops and more.
UNT has 14 researchers who have been awarded a CAREER grant in the last 12 years-the most prestigious recognition offered by the NSF for young researchers. It supports early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education.
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