TCNJ recently received funding from the National Science Foundation to improve the pipeline of students majoring in mathematics and computer science. The grant seeks to improve retention and graduation rates for students by providing enhanced student support services. Our grant “Innovative Projects in Computational Science” (iPics) will support students with partial scholarships and be organized around problems in computational science. Computational science is an emerging new area in science in which students use both mathematics and computer science skills to solve problems in mathematics, computer science, and science.
We are looking to support mathematics and computer science majors with a demonstrated unmet financial need. We are especially interested in students from traditionally underrepresented groups (including women) in computer science and mathematics.
Students will meet on a regular weekly basis with fellow iPics scholars and faculty mentors. Students will be participate in various group activities and will work in small groups on a project in computational science.
This year, we expect to support nine incoming first-year majors, and a few sophomores and juniors in computer science and mathematics. Scholarships will be renewable each year if students continue to meet the requirements.
Please contact us if you need any additional information!