Rice University professor to receive award from National Action Council for Minorities

first_imgRice University is consistently ranked one of America’sbest teaching and research universities. It is distinguished by its: size-2,700undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students; selectivity-10 applicants for eachplace in the freshman class; resources-an undergraduate student-to-faculty ratioof 5-to-1, and the fourth largest endowment per student among private Americanuniversities; residential college system, which builds communities that are bothclose-knit and diverse; and collaborative culture, which crosses disciplines,integrates teaching and research, and intermingles undergraduate and graduatework. Rice’s wooded campus is located in the nation’s fourth largest city and onAmerica’s South Coast. ShareCONTACT: B.J. AlmondPHONE:(713) 348-6770EMAIL: [email protected] PROFESSOR TO RECEIVE AWARD FROM NATIONAL ACTION COUNCIL FORMINORITIES IN ENGINEERINGRichard Tapia will be awarded NACME’s highesthonor Saturday in BaltimoreRichard Tapia, the NoahHarding Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University,will receive the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering’s (NACME)highest honor Saturday, Oct. 27, at a luncheon in Baltimore. NACME is presenting itsReginald H. Jones Distinguished Service Award to Tapia for his contributions toengineering and other science-based careers. The award is named forthe former chairman and CEO of General Electric Company, whose leadership gavebirth to NACME Inc. The prize includes a $10,000 donation in Tapia’s name to atax-exempt organization of his choice that is committed to increasing therepresentation of minorities in engineering and technology. AddThislast_img

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