Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2018

1148  The University of Texas at El Paso  (74653)

Principal Investigator: Robert Nachtmann

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 500,000

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 11/1/17 - 10/31/19

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: Mathematical Sciences

Department, Center, School, or Institute: Col of Business Dean's Office

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: OR20180160 226811485A Actuarial Science and Advancing Hispanic Americans in the Actuary Profession

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: Prudential Foundation

Program Title: N/A


Qualifies under SAM 1.1.1. and 1.3.1. and 1.3.2. Non-Competitive renewal: Original - We envision a partnership of the Colleges of Business Administration, Engineering, and Science faculty and staff as well as a designated corporate leadership partner to serve as the plan development group. The College of Science hosts an actuarial science concentration in its mathematical sciences department. The College of Business Administration hosts a finance major in its 2 department of economics. Notably, the area demands deep understanding, management, and analysis of a large data-rich and information-intrinsic operating environment. Partnering with our Department of Computer Science will insure that the UTEP program is current in all dimensions of the profession. A review of competitive actuarial science programs suggests an appropriate mixture of faculty and curricula from these departments as core support for a program in actuarial science. A review of the actuarial science program at the Queens Management School, Belfast displays the competitive undergraduate curriculum that is well known by Pru. A central feature of the program is experiential internships or cooperative student engagement with industry. This component is noted as an essential component for a successful. Renewal objectives: investment in the advancement of actuarial science in the El Paso region. There are four component parts to the project. These are: 1) Implementation of the first two of the four-year Actuarial Science degree program; 2) Assessment and expansion of the high school teacher engagement strategy and the launch of AMPS (Actuarial Math Professional Simulations); 3) development of boot camp and academic articulation agreement with El Paso Community College; and 4) implementation of the Prudential Financial Services Risk Management Academy.


expanding the initial research and implementing the program. will collect data following implementation.

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