Applied Mathematics Professor, Marcus Roper, was awarded an NSF CAREER award for his research, 'Myco-fluidics - Mathematics at the Interface of fluid dynamics and fungal biology." This project combines mathematical modeling and physical experiments to study the dispersal and growth of fungi and to predict how fungi will respond to our changing Earth. The mathematical work in this project includes probability theory, optimization, dynamical systems, fluid mechanics, and the synthesis of new models.

To read more about Professor Roper's CAREER award visit the NSF website.