CAAM’s Tapia to appear on Channel 13’s ‘Viva Houston’ Sunday

Rice mathematician and champion of underrepresented minorities in the sciences Richard Tapia will be a guest on KTRK-TV’s “Viva Houston” this Sunday, June 17, at 11:30 a.m. on Channel 13.

This community affairs program celebrates Houston’s vibrant Hispanic culture, and Tapia will discuss the importance of encouraging Hispanic youth to pursue interests in science and engineering.

Richard Tapia

Tapia is a University Professor, the Maxfield-Oshman Professor in Engineering and a professor of computational and applied mathematics (CAAM). Last year President Barack Obama presented him with the National Medal of Science – the highest honor bestowed upon a scientist by the U.S government — “for his pioneering and fundamental contributions in optimization theory and numerical analysis and for his dedication and sustained efforts in fostering diversity and excellence in mathematics and science education.”



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