AU School of Science and Engineering Receives Multiple Grants and Scholarships

Anderson, Ind. — Anderson University’s School of Science and Engineering has recently received multiple student scholarships and grants for faculty projects. The following students received scholarships from the Indiana Space Grant Consortium:

  • INSGCChristina Coats: senior, mathematics education
  • Matthew Gordon: senior, computer science
  • Samuel Larson: senior, biochemistry
  • Connor Todd: junior, mechanical engineering
  • Ally Wallace: junior, computer science

The INSGC, part of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, carries out education, research, and public outreach activities related to space, aeronautics, aviation, and Earth system science while endeavoring to increase financial and government support.

Two grants were also submitted to the INSGC by faculty members, and both received funding. Dr. Jennifer Coy, professor of computer science and physics and chair of the department of computer science, submitted a funded project titled “Women in Computing: Outreach and Leadership.” Dr. Kyle Tarplee, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and director of engineering programs submitted a funded project titled “Connecting High School Students with STEM Careers.”

The AU engineering program also recently received a $90,000 grant that provides for Dr. Tarplee and a part-time engineering student to work on the server through the 2018-2019 school year. Dr. Tarplee also received a hardware grant from tech and gaming company NVIDIA  for the P6000 graphics processing unit (GPU), which is one of the highest-end GPUs on the market. To further the computational capability of the CEL and for use on the grant, the government has also provided a dual NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU server to accelerate machine learning workloads even further.

The School of Science and Engineering, whose mechanical engineering program was recently ABET accredited, seeks to provide high faculty-student interaction, as well as early research opportunities and will continue to do so with these grant and scholarship awards.

Anderson University is a private, liberal arts institution in Anderson, Indiana with a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service in the church and society. Anderson University is recognized among top colleges by U.S. News and World ReportColleges of Distinction, and The Princeton Review. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university now offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in businessmusic education, and theology.

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