Dr. Krystyna Kuperberg of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Sciences and Mathematics, has been awarded $176,850 from the National Science Foundation as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The award supports research in dynamical systems and in discrete and computational geometry using topological methods. The funded study will have an impact on traditional Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, as well as application to population research, economy and medical imaging. The three-year award provides support for both national and international collaboration with other universities and for graduate students. Additionally, the award has two outreach components including promoting the advancement of women in mathematics and reaching out to high school students.