Dr. Narayaan Thapa is the Chair and Professor of Mathematics at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Cameron University, Lawton, OK USA. Dr. Thapa is a leading figure for undergraduate research and a passionate mentor in the United Stateswho has a track record of leading successful undergraduate research projects in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). He has been awarded 25 research grants, including four National Science Foundation (NSF) grants through the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) in nine years.Since 2010, Dr. Thapa has mentored 36 students in research projects and published several research papersand books in refereed national and international journals.
Dr. Thapa received the 2014-2015 National Faculty Mentoring Awardfrom the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) for his outstanding work in mentoring undergraduate students in research (http://www.mathcscur.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/MathNewsletter101515.pdf) in the United States. He also received the Minot State University 2014-2015 Board of Regents Faculty Achievement Award for excellence in scholarship, the Minot State University Vision 2013 Merit Award for Outstanding Work in Expanding Undergraduate Research in Mathematics, and the Mathematical Association of Americas Project NExTNational Fellowship award in 2010.
Dr. Thapa actively involves in an international stage through research. He is currently serving as the Chief Editor for the Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, and Academic Editor for the British Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science. In addition, Dr. Thapa has given over 35 presentations in national and international venues.Dr. Thapa holds a Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Mathematics, and an M.Ed. degree in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA and an M.Sc. degree in Mathematics from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. More information on Dr. Thapa can be found at http://www.cameron.edu/~nthapa/