Associate Professor of Mathematics Rachel Weir gave a talk entitled “Highlighting Mindset and Self-Regulation in Calculus” at the summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America in Columbus, Ohio, in August. Weir also participated in the pre-conference symposium “Active Learning in Mathematics,” which was sponsored by the NSF and the Sloan Foundation.
News & Updates
The textbook “The Tools of Mathematical Reasoning”, by Professor of Mathematics Tamara Lakins, has been published by the American Mathematical Society in the AMS Pure and Applied Undergraduate Texts series. As noted on the AMS bookstore website, books published in this series “are characterized by excellent exposition and maintain the highest standards of scholarship”.
A paper by mathematics Professor Michael Barry, “Generators for Decompositions of Tensor Products of Modules Associated with Standard Jordan Partitions,” was recently accepted for publication by the journal Communications in Algebra.
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.
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 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|
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.
During summer 2015, Kelly Pohland ’16 and Yukihide Nakada ’16 worked on a research project under the direction of Assistant Professor of Mathematics Craig Dodge and Professor of Mathematics Harald Ellers. Their work provided insightful contributions to classifying the simple modules of the centralizer algebra for the Symmetric groups. During fall 2015 they submitted their work to Involve: A Journal of Mathematics, work that has been accepted for publication pending revisions. In early January 2016, Kelly and Yuki presented their research at the MAA student poster session at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle, Washington, the largest annual mathematics conference in the world.
Tuesday 2:00-3:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00-12:00 pm
Thursday 2:00-3:00 pm
Friday 9:00-9:45 am