Frederick and Marion Steen Mathematics Scholarship: Application Deadline is 4/3

Frederick and Marion Steen Mathematics Scholarship

The Frederick and Marion Steen Mathematics Scholarship was established in honor of Frederick and Marion Steen by their children. This prestigious, merit-based scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time student majoring at Allegheny College in the natural sciences. The purpose of this fund is to partially cover senior year tuition expenses for one selected student per year.

According to the terms of the Scholarship, “the recipient should demonstrate the following character:

* strong understanding of and skills in the application of the principles of mathematics

* ability to communicate and enthuse others with the beauty of mathematics

* commitment to put mathematics to purpose in a teaching, engineering, or scientific profession”

A junior natural sciences major who wishes to be considered for this scholarship should send a letter to the Chair of the Mathematics Department (Professor Tamara Lakins) indicating how he or she meets the criteria for the award, and provide an up-to-date transcript (a printout of a WebAdvisor transcript is acceptable).

The deadline for completed applications is April 3, 2017.
Applications will be reviewed by the Mathematics Department shortly thereafter.

Mathematics Department Fall Speaker: Dave Kung, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

The Mathematics Department announces its Fall speaker: Dave Kung from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.  Dr. Kung will give a talk titled “Harmonious Equations: A Mathematical Exploration of Music” on Monday, September 26 at 4:00 p.m. in Quigley Hall Auditorium. More information about this talk can be found here.

Math Library Hours

Fall 2016

Monday 1:00-2:00 pm
Tuesday 2:00-3:00 pm
Thursday 2:00-3:00 pm
Friday 9:30-10:30 am

Mathematics Department Spring Speaker: Ann Trenk, Wellesley College

The Mathematics Department announces its Spring speaker: Ann Trenk from Wellesley College. Dr. Trenk will give a talk titled “The World of Graph Theory: Coloring, Scheduling, and Solving Mysteries” on Thursday, April 7 at 4:30 p.m. in Quigley Hall, Henderson Auditorium. More information about this talk can be found here.

Tutoring Schedule Spring 2016

Tutoring is available in the following rooms of Arter Hall for Spring 2016.

Arter Hall Room 011 (basement) Math 157, 158, 159, 160
Monday 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Arter Hall Room 101 Math 160, 170, 210
Sunday – Thursday 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Arter Hall Room 113 Math 157, 158, 159
Sunday – Thursday 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Steen Scholarship Announcement

Frederick and Marion Steen Mathematics Scholarship

The Frederick and Marion Steen Mathematics Scholarship was established in honor of Frederick and Marion Steen by their children. This prestigious, merit-based scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time student majoring at Allegheny College in the natural sciences. The purpose of this fund is to partially cover senior year tuition expenses for one selected student per year.

According to the terms of the Scholarship, “the recipient should demonstrate the following character:
* strong understanding of and skills in the application of the principles of mathematics
* ability to communicate and enthuse others with the beauty of mathematics
* commitment to put mathematics to purpose in a teaching, engineering, or scientific profession”

A junior natural sciences major who wishes to be considered for this scholarship should send a letter to the Chair of the Mathematics Department (Professor Brent Carswell) indicating how he or she meets the criteria for the award, and provide an up-to-date transcript (a printout of a WebAdvisor transcript is acceptable).

The deadline for completed applications is April 1, 2016.

Applications will be reviewed by the Mathematics Department shortly thereafter.

Math Library Hours

Spring 2016

Tuesday  2:00-3:00 pm
Wednesday  11:00-12:00 pm
Thursday  2:00-3:00 pm
Friday  9:00-9:45 am

Tutoring Schedule

Tutoring is available in the following rooms of Arter Hall for Fall 2015.

Arter Hall Room 011 (basement) Math 157, 158, 159, 160
Monday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Friday 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Arter Hall Room 101 Math 160, 170, 210
Sunday – Thursday 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Arter Hall Room 113 Math 157, 158, 159
Sunday – Thursday 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Math Library Hours

Fall 2015

Monday  10:00-11:00 am
Wednesday  1:30-3:00 pm
Thursday  10:00-11:00 am

Three Students Compete in William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

In December of 2014, Kelly Pohland ’16, Kyle Donnelly ’17 and Allison Ganger ’18 competed in the 75th annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. The Putnam exam is a six hour exam consisting of 12 extremely difficult mathematics questions. The students worked to prepare for the exam through weekly practice sessions overseen by Professor Craig Dodge of the Mathematics department. The exam attracts the best and brightest mathematics majors from across the nation. This year nearly 3600 students competed. Our students performed very well with Kelly and Kyle placing in the top 50%;  in particular, Kelly placed in the top 500.