FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 6, 2006
MEDIA CONTACT: Cyndi McMahon
Office of College Communications
WENHAM, MA-Dr. Michael Veatch, professor of mathematics at Gordon College, was awarded a grant of $153,854 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant will fund his research in creating mathematical tools that will help solve complex network control problems in manufacturing processes, supply chains, service operations and computer networks-enabling many industries to provide products and services more efficiently and cost-effectively.
The grant is from the engineering division of NSF where the success rate for applicants is one in seven and funding for research at liberal arts colleges is rare. "It is gratifying that Gordon College can participate alongside larger universities in important scientific research at the undergraduate level that prepares more students to pursue careers in science and engineering," said Veatch. "The project will incorporate student researchers, providing them invaluable experience as they prepare for graduate school."
The NSF award comes as the College begins construction on its Ken Olsen Science Center, an 80,000 square foot complex that will house the science, mathematics, psychology and computer science departments. The first phase of the facility is expected to be completed by early 2008.
Gordon College is a Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences on Boston's North Shore. The college offers majors in 36 fields and has graduate programs in education and music education. Leading the way in Christian college merit, Gordon is nationally ranked for its excellence in academics and its role in character building. These achievements recognize Gordon as one of the nation's top Christian colleges.