TSU lands $300K National Science Foundation grant

The Tennessee State University Department of Mathematical Sciences has received a $300,000 federal grant funded by the National Science Foundation, university officials announced today.

The grant will support a project titled New Curriculum and Undergraduate Research in Applied Mathematics at TSU.  Drs. Dorjsuren Badamdorj, Ghan Bhatt, Patricio Jara, Sandra Scheick and Martene Stanberry will lead the project, which will develop a new applied mathematics program and increase interdisciplinary undergraduate research activities in STEM fields at TSU. The university’s math department falls under the College of Engineering.

"This grant represents the dedication of the faculty for research, and their commitment to enhance the curriculum in attracting students in mathematical sciences," Dr. S. Keith Hargrove, dean of the TSU College of Engineering, said in a release.

The project has four objectives, one of which is to increase the number of mathematics majors at TSU by 10 percent.