Storm Surge Models on Display at Capitol Hill Exhibition
The AMS sponsored an exhibit at the 24th annual Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Exhibition & Reception on Capitol Hill held on May 9, 2018. Professor Talea L. Mayo, University of Central Florida, presented "Beyond Coursework: Extending a Successful Model for Building Diversity in STEM to University Campuses."
Mayo, a computational and applied mathematician, uses modeling and simulation to study hurricane storm surges and flood risk analysis. As an undergraduate student, she participated in the Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) program, an undergraduate-to-graduate bridge program hosted at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. The program is designed to broaden participation in the atmospheric and related sciences.
Photo credit: Rachel Couch
The SOARS program has recently been expanded to two college campuses, including the University of Central Florida, where Mayo is now a faculty member in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering. She supervises the research of undergraduate student Cindi-Ann Findley, and together they study tides and hurricane storm surges in order to improve the understanding of coastal flooding and better serve coastal communities.
The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) is an alliance of over 140 organizations united by a concern for the future vitality of the national science, mathematics, and engineering enterprise. The CNSF Exhibition is a well-attended annual event that features thirty-five exhibits where researchers present their work and explain the critical importance of increased, sustained federal investments in basic scientific research.
Learn more about the 2018 CNSF Exhibition
Previous AMS exhibits at CNSF Exhibitions include:
- Berry Smart: Mathematics for Food and Water Security presented by Lea Jenkins, Clemson University
- On the Movement of Cells, Birds, Fish and Other Agents: Mathematical Modeling in Biology and Ecology presented by Konstantina Trivisa, University of Maryland
- Mathematical Algorithms for Space Weather, Tsunamis, and Plasma Physics presented by Katharine Gurski, Howard University
- Topological Sensor Networks presented by Robert Ghrist, University of Pennsylvania
- The Boltzman Equation: Where Mathematics and Science Collide presented by Philip T. Gressman, University of Pennsylvania
- ICERM: Connecting Mathematics and Computing through Experimentation presented by Jill Pipher and Lauren Barrows, ICERM
- Efficient Energy Conversion: Mathematics of Nanoscale Networks presented by Keith Promislow, Michigan State University
- Industrial Modeling and Simulation: The Wave of the Future presented by Susan Minkoff, University of Maryland-Baltimore County
- Modeling Outbreaks in Agricultural Systems, Human Communities and Computer Networks presented by David Hiebeler, University of Maine
- Mathematics and Cardiology: Partners for the Future presented by Suncica Canic, University of Houston
- Computational Models for Cardiovascular Disease Assessment and Surgery Design presented by DalinTang, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
- Disease Prediction and Treatment Design presented by Eva K. Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Mathematics for Advanced Composites Technology presented by Robert Lipton,Louisiana State University
- Mathematical Modeling of Swimming Organisms presented by Lisa Fauci and Nick Cogan, Tulane University
- Mathematics of Sea Ice presented by Kenneth M. Golden, University of Utah
- Liquid Films and Image Inpainting presented by Andrea Bertozzi, Duke University
- Undergraduate Research Opportunities Made Possible by NSF presented by Dr. John Bush, MIT
- Computer Simulation of Blood Flow in the Heart presented by Charles S. Peskin, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
- Mathematical Foundations of Image Analysis and Computational Vision presented by Don McClure, Brown University
- Ergodic Theory presented by Doug Lind, University of Washington
- The Energy of Knots presented with JPBM by Jonathan K. Simon, University of Iowa and Gregory R. Buck, Saint Anselm College