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Obama to appoint ASU professor to national committee
Date:9/28/2010

lo-Chavez received the award for distinguished public service from the American Mathematical Society for his contribution to the mathematics profession. A fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Castillo-Chavez received the AAAS 2007 Mentor Award in part, for his exceptional efforts and leadership to train, mentor and motivate minority students. He is executive director of two programs that provide research experiences for undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in mathematics and their applications: the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute, and the Institute for Strengthening the Understanding of Mathematics and Science.

He also is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Banff International Research Station, and a member of the National Research Council's Board of Higher Education and Workforce.

Besides Castillo-Chavez, other individuals identified by President Obama to serve as members of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science include: Joseph S. Francisco, professor, Purdue University and president of the American Chemical Society; Margaret Murnane, professor, University of Colorado; and Inez Fung, professor, University of California, Berkeley. The appointments are through 2012. More information at: http://www.nsf.gov/od/nms/committee.jsp.


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Contact: Carol Hughes
carol.hughes@asu.edu
480-965-6375
Arizona State University
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