Lunchtime Conversation with Prof. Richard Tapia

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303

CSREA invites you to engage in an informal conversation with Professor Richard Tapia (Rice University) over lunch. This discussion presents an opportunity to learn more about his experiences as a researcher in the computational and mathematical sciences, and discuss challenges faced by underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.

Please RSVP by Friday, 4/10 at 5pm if you would like to attend: [email protected]

Richard Tapia's current Rice positions are University Professor (only the sixth individual afforded this title in the 100 year history of Rice University), Maxfield Oshman Professor in the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, and Director of the Center for Excellence and Equity in Education. Among his many honors, Richard Tapia was a 2010 awardee of the National Medal of Science, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on scientists and engineers, he was the first Hispanic elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Later that evening, Prof. Tapia will give a lecture titled, "Math at Top Speed" as part of the Brown University Presidential Colloquium Series, Thinking Out Loud: Deciphering Mysteries of Our World and Beyond. For more information, visit: