### 2016 Math News

##### Cordero wins 2 awards for contributions to STEM education

Dr. Minerva Cordero received the HENAAC Education Award from Keith Moo-Young, GMIS board member and chancellor of Washington State University Tri-Cities, on October 8.

##### UTA Math Doctoral Program Among Nation's Most Diverse

The UTA Math Department has one of the nation's most diverse doctoral programs, due in large part to the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) fellowship program. The federally funded grant program is awarded to departments to assist traditionally underrepresented students earn doctoral degrees, which often lead to highly sought after jobs in education or the STEM fields.

##### UTA mathematicians to improve curricula for future high school mathematics teachers, benefitting socio-economically disadvantaged students

Mathematicians at The University of Texas at Arlington are conducting research to refine and supplement curriculum materials used in college mathematics courses designed for students who plan to become high school math teachers.

##### UT System honors three UTA faculty members with Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards

Three University of Texas at Arlington faculty members are among University of Texas System educators honored with 2016 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards for excellence in the classroom.

##### UTA leading $7.3 million national initiative to create next generation space weather simulator to improve forecasting

Dr. Chaoqun Liu, UTA professor of mathematics, and Mingwu Jin, UTA assistant professor of physics, will apply innovative numerical modeling and data processing techniques to achieve high order accuracy and high resolution in the new system’s specifications.

##### 2016 College of Science Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Dimitar Grantcharov, professor of mathematics receives 2016 College of Science Award for Excellence in Teaching

##### Two UTA professors named Fellows of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Two University of Texas at Arlington professors have been honored as 2016 Fellows of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers in recognition for their leadership in education and commitment to improving learning across the University of Texas System.