Selected Activities

 
 

  • White House announced on 9/27/11 that Richard Tapia will receive the National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama.
  • University Professor, Rice University, 2005 – present
  • Maxfield and Oshman Professorship in Engineering, Rice University, 2005 - present
  • Conference Committee Chair, “50 years of Alternating Direction Methods: Honoring the Contributions of Douglas Peaceman Rachford.” Rice University, Houston, Texas, November 2005
  • Director, Center for Excellence and Equity in Education, 1999 - present
  • Session Honoring the 60th Birthday of Richard A. Tapia, 1998 SIAM Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, July 1998
  • Member: National Science Board, 1996 - 2002
  • Commencement speaker, Jefferson Davis High School, Houston, June 1994
  • Panelist: Duke Graduate School symposium, “The Future of Minorities in American Higher Education,” November, 1992
  • Member: National Academy of Engineering, 1992
  • Address to fourth and fifth grades: “Our Hispanic Heritage and Science,” West University Elementary School, Houston, May 5, 1992
  • Keynote speaker: “Building the Future, ”Mathematics 2000, California Coalition for Mathematics, Sacramento, March 1992
  • Member: Mathematical Sciences Education Board, National Research Council, 1992 - present
  • Member: Committee on Professional Recognition and Rewards, Joint Policy Board on Mathematics, 1992 - present
  • Member: Strategic Planning Task Force of the American Mathematical Society, 1990 - 1991
  • Member: SIAM Board of Trustees, 1989 - 1992
  • Member: Executive Committee, Center for Research on Parallel Computation, Rice University, 1989 - 2000
  • Director of Education and Outreach Programs, Center for Research on Parallel Computation, Rice University, 1989 - 2000
  • Associate Director of Graduate Studies, Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Rice University, 1989 - present
  • Chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Rice University, 1978 - 1983

 

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