CUR’s MCS Division Announces New Name
On September 13, 2022, the Council on Undergraduate Research’s (CUR) Executive Board moved to approve the submitted name rephrasing to the formerly known Mathematics and Computer Sciences Division effective immediately. The approval comes with a Divisional name change: the Mathematical, Computing, and Statistical Sciences Division (MCS).
Haseeb Kazi, Professor of Mathematics and Director of Study Abroad for Trine University and Division Chair for the CUR MCS Division explained, “Our division (formerly Mathematics and Computer Sciences) has been known for supporting research in the primary areas of mathematics, computer science, statistics, and their associated disciplines of informatics, cybersecurity, data science, and actuarial science. These associated disciplines stem individually or jointly from the said primary areas that also include statistics. That said, our name change proposal to reflect the inclusion of statistical sciences was a long-standing rational request. The new name Mathematical, Computing, and Statistical Sciences Division sounds like a more befitting choice in terms of the ownership, inclusion, and identification of all disciplines that we represent. This will also help in broadening the spectrum and facilitating the direction and accommodation of the program review requests that are received and completed by our division. We are thankful to everyone who was involved in the review and unanimous approval of this name change process.”
“This name change is a recognition of the work the division is doing with a broader community, and it is a step forward for the MCS Division to feel heard, represented, and supported,” stated Lindsay Currie, CUR’s Executive Officer.
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