The National Science Foundation has awarded UC Irvine $1.9 million over five years to develop a new undergraduate education and research program. The UCI Interdisciplinary Computational & Applied Mathematics Program, or UCicamp, will teach mathematics and computation to freshmen and sophomores. Its goal is to stimulate undergraduate interest in those subjects and their applications in the digital age. A select number of students will conduct supervised research in the summer with full stipend support. The principal investigator is Jack Xin (pictured) in mathematics; other investigators include Hongkai Zhao and Sarah Eichhorn in mathematics and Max Welling in information & computer sciences.