Mathematical, Computing, & Statistical Sciences Division

Who are we?

Mathematical, Computing, and Statistical Sciences Division Chair: Haseeb KaziTrine University

The Mathematical, Computing and Statistical Sciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research supports research in mathematics, computer science, and associated disciplines of informatics, cybersecurity, data science, statistics, and actuarial science. To support these activities, the division provides networking opportunities and activities, as well as resources for faculty, mentors, and, students.

Division Activities

  • MCS Division Mentor Award – Currently Closed
    • The MCS Division of CUR is pleased to announce three awards (Early, Mid, and Advanced Career) to honor mentors for their success in mentoring undergraduate students in research. Faculty mentoring interdisciplinary projects are encouraged to apply as long as those projects involve a major mathematics, computer science, or statistics component.
  • MCS Inclusivity Award – Currently Closed
    • The CUR MCS Division Inclusivity Award is an annual recognition of a member who has shown excellence and sustainable work to broaden access to mathematical, computational, or statistical sciences with a focus on the implementation of real-world research projects for undergraduate students.  A desirable contribution would be one that has to influence the community in a significant and positive way on a national scale or has the potential to do so especially engaging a wider audience, similar to the NSF’s famous goal of “broader impacts.” 
  • MCS NCUR Presentation Awards
    • The MCS Division has selected two presenters whose NCUR 2024 presentations exemplified the fields of study represented by the Mathematical, Computing, and Statistical Sciences division.
      • Moani Pomare, Kapi’olani Community College, Hawaii, Kakau and Mathematics: A Multicultural Perspective on Traditional Hawaiian Tattoos
      • Ignatius Nwankwo, Morgan State University, Maryland, Supporting Creative Computational Thinking with Cartoonimator
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  • MCS Webinars