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Richard Tapia

University Professor
Maxfield-Oshman Professor in Engineering

Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAAM)

Center for Excellence and
Equity in Education

the Empowering Leadership Alliance

Rice Graduate Education for Minorities Program

Tapia Summer Camps
Equity in Education

Rice University

ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Annual Conference, September 14-17, 2021

Blackwell- Tapia Biannual Conference 2021



2018 SACNAS Professor Richard Tapia's Story
Professor Tapia delivered his SACNAS related story during the Founders/Elders Panel held duirng the SACNAS Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas on October, 12, 2018.

Richard Tapia: 2018 Hispanic Heritage Community
National Medal of Science and Rice University Professor Richard Tapia was featured in the Hispanic Heritage Community Segment by Click2Houston Channel KPRC for his contributions in STEM and his activitism in helping minority students thrive in science.

Richard Tapia receives AAAS’ Public Engagement with Science Award
Rice University computational mathematician Professor Richard Tapia has won the 2016 American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Public Engagement with Science Award.
[Rice Video]

Professor Richard Tapia receives 2014 Vannevar Bush Award
The National Science Board announced that Rice mathematician Richard Tapia, a leader in mentoring minorities in science, engineering and mathematics fields, is the 2014 recipient of its Vannevar Bush Award.
[NSF Video: Richard Tapia encourages underrepresented minorites in science]
[SIAM News: Richard Tapia Receives NSB Vannevar Bush Award]

Rice University's Richard Tapia receives National Medal of Science
The White House announced that Richard Tapia, a Rice University mathematician and longtime champion of diversity in U.S. education, received the National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama.
[White House Ceremony Video]
[Rice's Richard Tapia to receive National Medal of Science Video]

Rice's Tapia receives Hispanic Heritage Award
Rice University mathematician Richard Tapia will be honored with the Hispanic Heritage Award for Math and Science at the star-studded 22nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards ceremony on Capitol Hill.

Read Dr. Tapia's article "True Diversity Doesn't Come From Abroad", published in the September 28, 2007 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

See Heavy Metal, the website about Dr. Tapia's award-winning 1970 Chevelle show car .

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