Fit Kids are Better at Math
A recent study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign suggests that cardiorespiratory fitness may actually enhance a person's math skills by aiding in the development of structures in the brain that contribute to mathematics achievement. The study of 48 9- and 10-year olds found differences in math skills between higher-fit and lower-fit children.
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Spotlight on AMS
Congratulations to Carson Kent
Carson Kent is a recent recipient of a 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) for his research proposal on Quantum Error Correction in the field of Computational and Mathematical Engineering. The GRF provides 3 years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering.
Carson is joined by 4 other outstanding Mines students, Ashley Bucsek in Mechanical Engineering, Katerina Gonzales in Geophysical Engineering, Kimberly Slinski in Hydrologic Science & Engineering, and Bradley Wilson in Geophysical Engineering.
Congratulations Carson on an excellent proposal and good luck on your future research!
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