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Ricardo Cortez Awarded Blackwell-Tapia Prize

Ricardo Cortez Awarded 2012 Blackwell-Tapia Prize

The National Blackwell-Tapia Committee recently announced that Professor Ricardo Cortez of the Mathematics Department at Tulane University was awarded the 2012 Blackwell-Tapia Prize. The prize recognizes a mathematical scientist who has contributed significantly to research in his or her field of expertise and who has served as a role model for mathematical scientists and students from underrepresented minority groups or has contributed in other significant ways to addressing the problem of the underrepresentation of minorities in mathematics. Dr. Cortez is internationally regarded as a leading researcher in fluid dynamics and mathematical modeling. He has also been a leader in undergraduate mentoring and the development of training opportunities for underrepresented minority students in the mathematical sciences. Dr. Cortez is a director of MSRI-UP, the mathematics research program for undergraduates held each summer at MSRI, and he has served as Chair and Co-Chair of MSRI's Human Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC).

Dr. Cortez will be the guest of honor at the Seventh Blackwell-Tapia Conference  at the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) at Brown University on November 9–10, 2012. Read the full announcement here.