August 17, 2009

Applied Math and Statistics receives GAANN funding

The Whiting School of Engineering’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics has received funding to support graduate education in mathematics through the U.S. Department of Education’s Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Program.

The award will support four GAANN fellows for three years as they pursue doctorates at Johns Hopkins.

GAANN funding is awarded to programs and institutions nationwide to sustain and enhance the capacity for teaching and research in areas of national need. Currently, these areas include biology, chemistry, computer and information sciences, engineering, mathematics, nursing and physics.

Fellowships are provided to students of superior ability who plan to pursue careers in teaching and research. The Whiting School’s AMS department previously received GAANN funding in 1994.

The effort to receive the funding at Johns Hopkins was led by Dan Naiman, AMS chair; Donniell Fishkind, an associate research professor, who was a GAANN fellow at WSE in 1994; and the Center for Educational Resources.