Scenes Around NSM


Scholarship Success: Crossing the Finish Line

Patrick (’77) and Linda Magill (’79) celebrate Nicholas Reed’s (center) May 2015 graduation. Reed, a computer science major, was the first recipient of the Crossing the Finish Line Scholarship supported by the Linda and Patrick Magill Endowment. The scholarship goes to students who are near graduation and need financial support to complete their degree.


Pi Day at UH

UH’s Graduate Student Chapter of the American Mathematical Society, together with the undergraduate Pi Mu Epsilon Math Club and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics graduate chapter, organized a Pi Day celebration complete with T-shirts and free pie. Pi is a number equal to the nonrepeating decimal 3.1415926. March 14 (i.e., 3/14) is known as Pi Day and used to celebrate mathematics and promote awareness of mathematics education. This year’s Pi Day was the “Pi Day of the Century” occurring on 3/14/15, the first decimals of Pi. That numerical abbreviation of the date won’t happen again until March 14, 2115.


Celebrating Dean Wells’ Appointment

Dan E. Wells addresses a crowd of alumni, donors, faculty and staff at a reception celebrating his appointment as dean of the College. Wells served as interim dean since February 2013 and was appointed dean in March 2015.


Regional Ecology and Evolution Symposium

UH’s Department of Biology and Biochemistry hosted a regional conference on ecology and evolution bringing together faculty, undergraduate and graduate students from UH, Texas A&M University (College Station and Galveston), Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine. Participating students gave oral or poster presentations. Organizers hope this first-time event will become an annual activity for those studying ecology and evolution in the Gulf Coast region.


Behind the Scenes: NSM Convocation

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences undergraduates get organized in Yeoman Field House prior to the NSM Convocation processional into Hofheinz Pavilion. Nearly 600 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree candidates participated in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Spring Convocation on May 14. Related Story