TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The National Science Foundation has awarded The University of Alabama a $2.85 million grant to strengthen content knowledge, teaching practice and leadership among math teachers in the greater Tuscaloosa area. Of the total funding, nearly 70 percent is direct support to teachers selected to participate. UA researchers are recruiting full-time math teachers in

## Video Showcasing the Department of Mathematics

A video entitled has been created to showcase the UA Department of Mathematics.

## Fulbright Scholar Alexey Karapetyants Visits Tuscaloosa

On Friday, November 30, 2018, Alexey Karapetyants gave a talk entitled “On some Bergman type spaces of functions of nonstandard growth and related questions” to the UA Department of Mathematics faculty and graduate students. This talk was funded by the Fulbright Foundation through their Outreach Lecturing Fund.

## Applied Mathematicians Win NSF Grants and Host International Conference

From the October 2018 Desktop News | Drs. Shibin Dai and Shan Zhao recently received two grants, worth more than $300,000, from the National Science Foundation to fund their research in applied mathematics. To top it off, the two are serving on the organizing committee for the 2019 international National Science Foundation conference on mathematical molecular bioscience

## Shibin Dai Awarded NSF Grants

Congratulations to Dr. Shibin Dai, who has been awarded two grants from the National Science Foundation. NSF DMS-1815746: Complex amphiphilic structures and the functionality of biomaterials, 2018-2021, total amount: $217,087 (PI). NSF DMS-1802863: Degenerate diffusion in complex amphiphilic network structures, 2017-2019, total amount $86,170 (PI). This is a transfer of DMS-1411438.

## Shan Zhao Awarded NSF Grants

Congratulations to Professor Shan Zhao who has been awarded NSF funding for two research projects. NSF DMS Mathematical Biology program: DMS-1812930, “Collaborative Research: A regularized Poisson Boltzmann model for fast computation of the ensemble average polar solvation energy”, PI: Shan Zhao, $230,000, 08/15/2018 – 7/31/2021. See the link: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1812930&HistoricalAwards=false NSF DMS CBMS Conference program: DMS-1836318,