National Science Foundation funds math consortium with $513,000 research grant

Math research performed by a consortium of regional universities will continue, thanks to a $513,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

The grant, earmarked for undergraduate research, was awarded to Willamette University mathematics professors Igna Johnson and Colin Starr.

They are a part of the Willamette Valley Mathematics Research Consortium for Undergraduates and Teachers, a three-year-old program made up of four teams from Willamette, Linfield College, Lewis & Clark College and the University of Portland.

Participants research projects, explore career opportunities and share mathematical findings with undergraduates, high school teachers and community college instructors.

In the past five years, Johnson, Starr and their colleagues in Willamette's mathematics department have received more than $1 million in grants for undergraduate research in emerging fields of math and computer science.

For more information on grants through the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates, click here.