Computer Science and Mathematics for Scientists

providing scholarships for science students to study

Computer Science and Mathematics as a second major

at the

University of Miami in the Department of Computer Science and Department of Mathematics

There is a clearly developing need for Computer Science and Mathematics skills across the sciences, in academia, research, and industry. The burgeoning fields of computational genomics and mathematical ecology are obvious examples. The increasing use of computational mathematics in physics, meteorology, chemistry, and other sciences, provides a demand for scientists trained in Computer Science or Mathematics, a demand that currently outstrips supply. A Computer Science or Mathematics education provides scientists with skills and expertise required for employment and research in their base science.

The Computer Science and Mathematics for Scientists (CSMS) project administers National Science Foundation (NSF) funded scholarships for academically talented, financially needy students, who are majoring in science (a mathematical, computer, biological, physical, or geo science), who take Computer Science or Mathematics as a second major. An NSF-CSMS scholarship pays for 8 credits tuition per year, to a maximum of $10000 per year (approximately $8800 in 2007/2008), for up to four years.

Information for applicants is available here.

Highlights of the CSMS project include:

The CSMS project is funded by the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program under Award No. 0630894 (see the NSF Award Abstract). This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented, financially needy students, enabling them to enter the workforce following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate level degree in science and engineering disciplines.

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The CSMS project is managed by:

The CSMS representatives from science Departments in the College of Arts and Sciences are: The administration and financial management of the CSMS project is with support of offices in the University of Miami, represented by: The CSMS industry liaison group is drawn from local businesses that have demand for graduates with Computer Science or Mathematics skills. Additionally, the University's Toppel Career Center is represented. The members are:

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.