CONGRESSMAN RUBÉN HINOJOSA ANNOUNCES UTPA AWARDED GRANT FOR A REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE STUDY OF FACTORS SURROUNDING TSUNAMIS
Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX-15) announced a $38, 998 grant was awarded to the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award will support an NSF/The Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) regional conference in the summer of 2013 on the UTPA campus on solitons in two-dimensional water waves and applications to tsunamis. The term soliton has recently been coined to describe a pulse like nonlinear wave (solitary wave) which emerges from a collision with a similar pulse having unchanged shape and speed.
"UTPA continues to provide impressive educational opportunities for our students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM," said U.S. Rep. Hinojosa. "As the NSF continues to support many research projects an events our levels of education become stronger and our students wiser. Congratulations to the administration and staff of UTPA."
The conference will feature a series of lectures by Dr. Yuji Kodama from Ohio State University. Other lectures will be presented by experts in the field. The conference will serve approximately 30 students who are in the beginning stages of their careers.