Girls Are Just as Good as Boys at Doing Math

November 19, 2019 A new study found that boys and girls tend to start life with similar math abilities. Starting off, boys and girls tend to process math in similar ways. The researchers suggest that negative stereotypes and other socio-cultural factors may also be steering girls and young women away from math and related fields. […]

Nike Sun Receives NSF CAREER Award

Associate Professor Nike Sun has been honored with an award through the Faculty Early Career Development Program  for her project “Phase Transitions in Randomized Combinatorial Search and Optimization Problems.” This is a continuing grant  from June 2019 to August 2023. Her project centers on constraint satisfaction problems (CSPS) — archetypal examples of combinatorial search/ optimization […]