06/28/2004 - 12:00am

Dr. Zhiqin Lu has received a $400,000 CAREER
award from the National Science Foundation. This Faculty Early Career
Development Program offers the NSF's most prestigious awards for new
faculty members who show promise as leaders of the 21st century.

It is noteworthy that this award has an educational component in addition
to the research component. Zhiqin's involvement with Mathcounts, Freshman
Seminars, and his research supervision of graduate and undergraduate
students played a key role in his receiving the award.

Congratulations to Zhiqin!