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Faculty from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan visit WSU Everett

EVERETT, WA – Dr. Sergey Lapin, Associate Director of Washington State University’s Data Analytics program, visited Urgench State University in Uzbekistan last year, where he gave presentations about WSU and how the STEM curriculum is taught at the university. This week, thanks to a continuation of the Faculty Small Grant from the Central Asia University Partnership Program (UniCEN), Dr. Lapin welcomed faculty from Central Asia to the WSU Everett campus.

Gayrat Urazboev, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Physics and vice-rector of international collaboration at Urgench State University in Urgench, Uzbekistan. He graduated from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics at Moscow State University and has a Ph.D. (Doctor of Sciences) in mathematics physics from the National University of Uzbekistan. His research interests are inverse scattering method, nonlinear evolution PDE with self-consistent source, solitons theory, and integrability.

Prof. Abdykarim Baimankulov is a professor at the Department of Information Systems at A. Baitursynov Kostanay Regional University in Kostanay, Kazakhstan. He graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics of the Kazakh State University and defended his thesis for the title of Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at the National Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyzstan. Research interests of Prof. A.Baimankulov include numerical methods for solving inverse coefficient problems and finite difference schemes.

On Tuesday, Dr. Urazobev and Prof. Abdykarim met with Dr. Paul Pitre, Chancellor of WSU Everett and the Everett University Center, to discuss the broad potential of the collaboration. The professors also explored international partnerships and study abroad opportunities with WSU Everett faculty, staff, and students and presented details about their campuses and programs over lunch. On Wednesday and Thursday, they visited WSU Pullman. Today, the professors are back on the Everett campus and will host a campus-wide “lunch & learn” Q&A session. 

The collaboration will strengthen STEM education in Central Asia. The professors are developing curriculum at UrSU to train mathematicians and scientists to tackle environmental and climate issues in the region. View photos from the visit in the album below, and read more about the WSU/USU partnership here.

WSU/USU Collaboration