On the shoulders of giants
Associate Professor of Mathematics Mariel Vazquez, recent recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, was profiled in the Sept. 12 issue of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine. "The most rewarding part is when other Latinas, college students, come to my office and… see in me the possibility of their own success," Vazquez said. "We need to convince politicians that in a time of economic hardship, we need to invest in education and especially STEM education. It’s very important both at the K–12 and at the college level."
Small change, big savings
A Sept. 17 DC Streetsblog article featured Professor and Chair of Economics Sudip Chattopadhyay’s findings that a 10 percent increase in smart growth features -- measured by residential and job density and per-capita transit spending -- leads to 20 percent fewer vehicle miles traveled per household. "This is a huge impact," Chattopadhyay said. "Success is gradual and long lasting."
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