- Annual Report
Louisiana State University
Vertical Integration of Research and Education
The VIGRE program, or Vertical Integration of Research and Education, is one of the main parts of the NSF Enhancing the Mathematical Sciences Workforce in the 21st Century (EMSW21). It started around ten years ago, with the long term goal to "increase the number of well-prepared U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents who pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and to broaden their background and perspective. The program is intended to help stimulate and implement permanent positive changes in education and training within the mathematical sciences in the U.S.", as stated in the program solicitation. The Department of Mathematics at LSU has worked on VIGRE applications since 1999. This discussion has impacted the way we teach and introduced several new ideas and projects that are developed further in our VIGRE activities. The complete proposal can be found here.