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The AMS recognizes the Summer Program in Quantitative Sciences at Harvard School of Public Health and the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University. Both of these programs have made significant, successful efforts to encourage underrepresented minorities to continue in the study of mathematics and statistics.
The program's strong, personal connection with students has resulted in remarkable success. Talented undergraduate students from underrepresented minority groups are recruited and mentored for four weeks during the summer. The program includes research projects, training in biostatistics, and opportunities to network with faculty members and graduate students. Graduates of the program hold leadership positions in the biostatistics community and have received prestigious fellowships and grants. Established in 1992, the program is one of the first of its kind and has served as a model for similar programs throughout the country. The program has made a remarkable contribution to the national effort to produce more minority students pursuing careers in biostatistics and public health.
The AMS commends the faculty and staff members of the Harvard School of Public Health for their high level of commitment and their successful efforts to improve the diversity of the profession of the mathematical sciences in the United States.
The department's unwavering commitment to students through individual guidance and support has created an exceptionally welcoming community in which students thrive. Over the last 25 years, the department has graduated 34 underrepresented minority PhDs. Graduates of the program have distinguished careers in government labs, industry, and academia. The department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University has made, and continues to make, a remarkable contribution to the national effort to produce more minority PhDs in the mathematical sciences.
The AMS commends the members of the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University for their high level of commitment and their successful efforts to improve the diversity of the profession of mathematics in the United States.
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