Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Professor Vainchtein Receives National Science Foundation's CAREER Award to Study How Materials ‘Remember’ Their Shapes

Assistant professor of mathematics Anna Vainchtein has been awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The prestigious, five-year, $400,000 award will fund Vainchtein’s work on materials with “shape memory.” The project also will involve training graduate and undergraduate students in an interdisciplinary research program, mentoring female graduate students, and outreach activities for middle school and high school students.