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Colen Provides International Facilitation Fellow Workshop

Yong Colen of the Mathematics Department continues to serve as an International Facilitation Fellow of the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Posted on 9/22/2016 4:34:09 PM

IUP Hosts Section NExT Workshop

On Saturday, September 24, IUP hosted a workshop for Section NExT, part of the national program Project NExT, which aids in the professional development of mathematicians, statisticians, and mathematics educators after they receive their doctoral degrees.

Posted on 9/20/2016 10:59:50 PM

Chrispell Part of Team Featured in Precision Agriculture Podcast

A research team that included John Chrispell of the Mathematics Department is featured in a "Mathematical Moment" podcast sponsored by the American Mathematical Society on the topic of precision agriculture.

Posted on 9/15/2016 9:31:41 AM

Cao Publishes on Decision Making via Optimization

Yontao Cao of the Mathematics Department has co-authored "Quality Quandries: Understanding Aspects Influencing Different Types of Multiple Response Optimization" in Quality Engineering, an official journal of the American Society for Quality.

Posted on 9/14/2016 1:14:22 PM

Reilly and Migyanka Publish on Implementing Differentiating Instruction

Edel Reilly from the Mathematics Department and Joann Migyanka from the Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services Department co-authored the paper “Moving All Students towards Mathematical Success: Teachers’ Perceptions of Learning and Implementing Differentiating Instruction.”

Posted on 9/9/2016 2:16:52 PM

Chrispell to Give Workshops on Python Programming Language

John Chrispell, of the Mathematics Department, will present two interactive workshops on the Python programming language, on September 13 and 20, 2016.

Posted on 9/7/2016 3:32:04 PM

Mathematics Faculty Pararai Publishes on Dagum-Poisson and Exponentiated Power Lindley Poisson Distributions

Professor Mavis Pararai of the Mathematics Department has co-authored two papers on the properties of two families of distributions.

Posted on 9/7/2016 8:14:50 AM

Mathematics Department Welcomes Valerie Long

The Mathematics Department welcomes Valerie Long, who joins us from Shawnee State University.

Posted on 8/29/2016 9:23:33 AM

Chrispell Publishes on Mathematical Models for Agriculture and Water Use

John Chrispell of the Mathematics Department co-authored the paper "Development and Use of Mathematical Models and Software Frameworks for Integrated Analysis of Agricultural Systems and Associated Water Use Impacts," which was published in the American Institute of Mathematical Sciences journal AIMS Agriculture and Food.

Posted on 6/1/2016 3:44:42 PM

Mathematics Tutoring for Final Exam Week

During Final Exam Week, the Mathematics Department will have revised tutoring hours.

Posted on 4/25/2016 5:06:27 PM

Mathematics Students Receive Honorable Mention in COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling

All four teams of mathematics students who participated in the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) Mathematical Contest in Modeling received Honorable Mention for their mathematical models, placing them in the top 44% of all participating teams in the international competition.

Posted on 4/20/2016 2:39:30 PM

Donley and Students to Present on Image Processing Algorithms for Leaf Area Analysis

Ed Donley of the Mathematics Department, along with students Anthony Filiziani, Tom Gresavage, and Sam Grieggs, will present their research on Monday, April 25, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Stright Hall, room 226.

Posted on 4/20/2016 2:24:23 PM

Metz Presents at National Conference

Mary Lou Metz, Associate Professor of Mathematics, presented a session at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference in San Francisco. The session was titled "The Mathematics Teaching Practices as a Framework for Working with Pre-Service Teacher."

Posted on 4/20/2016 12:23:54 PM

Cao to Chair Short Course Committee of Statistics Division of American Society for Quality

Yongtao Cao of the Mathematics Department has been selected to chair the short course committee of the statistics division of the American Society for Quality. Cao was also selected to the chair the short course committee for the Fall Technical Conference 2016.

Posted on 4/19/2016 2:17:37 PM

Bouchat Publishes on Multigraded Betti Numbers of Path Ideals Related to Directed Graph Trees

Rachelle Bouchat of the Mathematics Department and her collaborator, Tricia Muldoon of Armstrong State University, had their paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Algebra, Combinatorics, Discrete Structures, and Applications.

Posted on 4/14/2016 2:43:31 PM

MS in Applied Mathematics Announces New Community College Educator Track

The Mathematics Department is now accepting students in the Community College Educator Track for fall 2016.

Posted on 4/12/2016 11:00:15 AM

Bouchat, Burch, and Flowers on MAA Allegheny Mountain Executive Committee

Rachelle Bouchat, Kimberly Burch, and Timothy Flowers from the Mathematics Department recently started new terms on the Executive Committee of the Allegheny Mountain section of the Mathematical Association of America.

Posted on 4/11/2016 2:14:08 PM

Mathematics Students Win Awards at Undergraduate Scholars Forum

Ian Bright, Derek Hanely, and Sam Grieggs won awards for their research at the 2016 Undergraduate Scholars Forum.

Posted on 4/8/2016 2:11:51 PM

Colen and Colen Publish on Common Core Mathematics Standards

Yong Colen of the Mathematics Department and Jung Colen of the Developmental Studies Department, along with co-author Jinho Kim (Daegu National University of Education, South Korea), published a chapter in Mathematics Education in Korea: Contemporary Trends in Researches in Korea.

Posted on 3/29/2016 10:12:34 AM

Flowers Publishes on Partition Identities

Timothy Flowers of the Mathematics Department and collaborator Shannon Lockard of Bridgewater State University have published "Identifying an m-ary Partition Identity through an m-ary Tree" in Integers: The Electronic Journal of Combinatorial Number Theory.

Posted on 3/2/2016 10:56:08 AM

Four IUP Students Present Talks at Regional Math Conference in Ohio

Ian Bright, Derek Hanely, Victoria Jakicic, and Sky Semone presented talks at the Youngstown State University Pi Mu Epsilon Conference on Undergraduate Research on Saturday, February 20.

Posted on 2/23/2016 3:05:46 PM

Sage Mathematical Software Workshop Slated for March 2

John Chrispell of the Mathematics Department will present  “Introduction to Sage” on Wednesday, March 2, from 3:30–5:00 p.m. in Stright Hall, room 220.

Posted on 2/19/2016 10:42:06 AM

Cao Publishes on Pareto-Based Coordinate Exchange Algorithm for Industrial Applications

Yongtao Cao, of the Mathematics Department,  had the article "A hybrid elitist pareto-based coordinate exchange algorithm for constructing multi-criteria optimal experimental designs," published in the Springer journal Statistics and Computing.

Posted on 2/7/2016 3:45:46 PM

Visiting Lecturer to Speak on Mathematical Problems and Random Walks

Fern Hunt, a research mathematician at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, will present two talks at IUP on February 23, 2016. The talks are sponsored by the S-COAM Program and the Mathematics Department and are intended for students at all levels.

Posted on 2/2/2016 11:58:07 AM

Mathematics Scholarship Applications Due February 22

A list of the available scholarships and a link to the online scholarship application can be found on the department scholarship page.

Posted on 2/2/2016 11:21:32 AM

Pararai Publishes More on the Extended Lindley Poisson Distribution

Mavis Pararai of the Mathematics Department had the co-authored article “An Extended Lindley Poisson Distribution with Applications” published in Journal of Mathematics and Statistical Science, Volume 2015.

Posted on 1/26/2016 11:53:34 AM

Bouchat Publishes “Multi-Graded Betti Numbers of Path Ideals of Trees”

A paper by Rachelle Bouchat, along with collaborator Tricia Muldoon Brown of Armstrong State University, titled “Multi-graded Betti numbers of path ideals of trees” was accepted for publication in the Journal of Algebra and Its Applications.

Posted on 1/14/2016 3:10:15 PM

Mathematics Department Tutoring Hours for Final Exam Week

The Mathematics Department will have modified tutoring times for Final Exam Week.

Posted on 12/1/2015 9:14:13 AM

Mathematics Department and S-COAM to Hold Fourth Student Presentation Day

The Mathematics Department and the S-COAM program are sponsoring its fourth Student Presentation Day on December 1. This program will highlight any mathematics related scholarly work of undergraduate/graduate students.

Posted on 11/11/2015 9:42:59 AM

Flowers Named to Editorial Board of WeBWorK Open Problem Library

Tim Flowers of the Mathematics Department has been named to the editorial board of the WeBWorK Open Problem Library (OPL). The 13-member board reviews submissions of new problems for inclusion in the OPL, and then edits, categorizes, and classifies the selected problems.

Posted on 10/29/2015 7:35:01 AM

Alarcón Invited to Serve on Board of Teachers2Teachers International

Francisco Alarcón of the Mathematics Department was recently invited to serve on the board of directors for Teachers2Teachers International (T2T-I), which organizes teacher trips to partner experienced K-12 U.S. teachers with teachers in other countries.

Posted on 10/27/2015 11:38:37 AM

Pararai Co-authors Paper on Kumaraswamy Lindley Poisson Distribution

Mavis Pararai of the Mathematics Department had the article “Kumaraswamy Lindley Poisson Distribution: Theory and Applications,” which she co-authored with Gayan Warahena-Liyanage (a graduate of the MS Applied Mathematics program) and Broderick Oluyede, published in Asian Journal of Mathematics and Applications, Volume 2015.

Posted on 10/27/2015 8:10:34 AM

Colen, Navaratna, and Colen Present Paper on Power Indices

Professors Yong Colen and Channa Navaratna of the Mathematics Department and Jung Colen, department alumna and instructor in the Developmental Studies Department, presented "Power Indices and U.S. Presidential Elections" on October 22, 2015, at a regional NCTM conference in Atlantic City, N.J.

Posted on 10/26/2015 2:25:04 PM

Alarcón Serving on International Mathematics Education Advisory Team

Francisco Alarcón of the Mathematics Department is part of a six-person advisory team to the Galápagos Conservancy and the Ministry of Education of Ecuador.

Posted on 10/15/2015 9:22:26 PM

Pararai and Warahena-Liyanage Publish Master’s Thesis Work

Mavis Pararai and Gayan Warahena-Liyanage recently had their work “The Lindley Power Series Class of Distributions: Model, Properties and Applications” published in the Journal of Computations and Modelling.

Posted on 9/24/2015 8:26:37 AM

Metz Receives Mathematics Hall of Fame Award

Mary Lou Metz of the Mathematics Department received the Hall of Fame Award from the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Posted on 9/23/2015 11:29:37 AM

Mathematics and Computer Science Departments Host Homecoming Breakfast for Alumni

The departments of Mathematics and Computer Science will host a Homecoming breakfast for their current students, alumni, and families.

Posted on 9/18/2015 12:00:55 PM

Colen Provides Workshop as International Facilitation Fellow

Yong Colen of the Mathematics Department was selected as an International Facilitation Fellow of the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Posted on 9/17/2015 3:54:35 PM

Mathematics Department to Present Workshops on Using R for Data Analysis

Russ Stocker will give participants a hands-on introduction to R, on open source software environment for statistical computing and graphics, on September 22 and September 24.

Posted on 9/11/2015 9:53:03 AM

Dorsett to Present Wolfram Technology Seminar on Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha

Andy Dorsett from Wolfram Technologies, makers of Mathematica, will present “Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha in Education and Research” on Tuesday, September 15.

Posted on 9/10/2015 8:12:26 AM

Flowers to Present “Integer Partitions: They Do Grow on Trees”

Tim Flowers will give a talk on Thursday, September 10, to discuss the solution to an ancient problem that has captured the imagination of mathematicians. Part of the Science Inspires Series sponsored by the College of Natural Science and Mathematics, the talk will be followed by a reception at The Artists Hand Gallery.

Posted on 9/8/2015 3:14:27 PM

Alumnus Yagle to Discuss Data Mining in Aerodynamics

Jeremy Yagle, MS ’14, a data analyst at the NASA Langley Research Center, will present “Temporal Pattern Mining for the Prediction of Flutter from Aeroelasticity Data” to the Mathematics Department and university community on October 12.

Posted on 9/3/2015 10:37:56 AM

IUP Math Faculty and Students Participate in State Math Conference

IUP was well-represented at the 2015 Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference held August 14–15.

Posted on 8/21/2015 10:50:18 AM

Alumnus Griffith Elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association

Daniel Griffith (Class of ’70, Mathematics Education), Asbhel Smith Professor of Geospatial Information Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas, was elected a 2015 Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the preeminent professional statistical society in the United States.

Posted on 6/8/2015 10:33:24 AM

New Mathematics Tutoring Times for Final Exam Week

There will be new tutoring times for final exam week.

Posted on 4/28/2015 9:14:21 AM

Distinguished Mathematics Alumni to Speak to Students

Distinguished alumni Sue McMurdy ’78 and David Tyler ’72 will be on campus in April 2015 to speak with mathematics majors about their careers in the mathematical sciences.

Posted on 4/14/2015 7:46:26 AM

Visiting Lecturer to Speak on Business and Industrial Careers in Mathematics

C. Allen Butler, president of Daniel H. Wagner Associates, will present two talks at IUP on April 24, 2015, as part of the SIAM Visiting Lecture Program.

Posted on 4/2/2015 9:15:36 AM

Warahena-Liyanage to Defend Applied Mathematics Master’s Thesis

Gayan Warahena-Liyanage will defend his thesis for the MS in Applied Mathematics on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Stright Hall, room 232, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Posted on 3/25/2015 1:10:04 PM

Larry Feldman Retirement Celebration

Join the Mathematics Department for a retirement celebration on Saturday, March 21, honoring Larry Feldman for 29 years of dedicated service.

Posted on 3/18/2015 11:43:05 AM

Data Visualization Workshops, Sponsored by Mathematics Department and S-COAM Program

The workshops, both on Friday, February 27, are facilitated by Rafael Matos, president of the Military Operations Research Society, and will examine and highlight some of the proven, most effective ways to set up and display analytical information in simple, yet effective pictures.

Posted on 2/10/2015 3:19:23 PM

Mathematica Workshops: Sponsored by the Mathematics Department and S-COAM Program

The Mathematics Department and the S-COAM program are sponsoring two workshops presented by Ed Donley on the powerful software Mathematica.

Posted on 1/26/2015 12:59:11 PM

Pararai Publishes Article on Generalized Power Lindley Distribution

Dr. Mavis Pararai of the Mathematics Department had the article “A New Class of Generalized Power Lindley Distribution with Applications to Lifetime Data” which she co-authored with Gayan Warahena-Liyanage (a student in the MS Applied Mathematics program) and Broderick O. Oluyede, published in Theoretical Mathematics and Applications.

Posted on 12/15/2014 8:51:29 AM

Flowers Presents Invited Talk on Rational Numbers, Trees, and Counting Partitions to Shippensburg Mathematics Department

Tim Flowers of the Mathematics Department presented an overview of the Calkin-Wilf tree, including how it may be used to enumerate the rational numbers, on December 4, 2014.

Posted on 12/11/2014 7:56:06 AM

Mathematics Tutoring Times Set for Final Exam Week

Mathematics tutoring times for final exam week have been announced.

Posted on 12/3/2014 8:40:24 AM

Bouchat Gives Invited Talk at Joint Millersville, Franklin and Marshall Colloquium

Shelly Bouchat of the Mathematics Department presented "Paths, Resolutions, and Crayons? (Oh My!)" at a joint Millersville University/Franklin & Marshall College colloquium on November 13, 2014.

Posted on 11/17/2014 11:58:34 AM

Pararai Co-authors Three Papers on Statistical Distributions

Mavis Pararai of the Mathematics Department recently co-authored three papers concerning statistical distributions.

Posted on 10/29/2014 2:20:00 PM

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Speaker, Sponsored by S-COAM and Mathematics Department

Peter Vanden Bosch will give three talks at IUP on October 22, 2014, as part of the INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Speakers Program. The talks should be of interest to undergraduates of all levels.

Posted on 10/6/2014 2:00:47 PM

Chrispell and Donley to Give Workshops on Python Programming Language

John Chrispell and Ed Donley of the Mathematics Department will present two workshops on the Python programming language on October 9 and October 16, 2014.

Posted on 9/25/2014 8:53:50 AM

Johnson Visits IUP to Speak on Jobs and Preparation for Actuaries

Brian Johnson, a senior vice president at Swiss Re America Holding Corporation, will be at IUP on September 30 to discuss careers as an actuary.

Posted on 9/24/2014 8:30:06 AM

Flowers to Speak on Generalized Binary Tree Counting

Tim Flowers of the Mathematics Department will present “Generalized Binary Tree Counting” on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

Posted on 9/18/2014 9:36:19 AM

Colen Presents Paper on Math Talk

Yong Colen of the Mathematics Department presented “Elementary School Teachers' Facilitation of Math Talk” at the 27th International Conference of the Jangjeon Mathematical Society in South Korea.

Posted on 9/10/2014 2:03:52 PM

Mathematics Colloquium: How to Beat Your Neighbor at Precision Bowling

Nandor Sieben from Northern Arizona University will present this talk on Wednesday, September 10.

Posted on 9/5/2014 8:32:57 AM

Chrispell Working to Grow More Strawberries in California

John Chrispell from the Mathematics Department is helping to grow strawberries in California as part of a group of mathematicians working on optimal strategies for agricultural groundwater use.

Posted on 8/26/2014 8:57:37 AM

Mathematics Department Welcomes Bouchat and Cao to Faculty

The Mathematics Department welcomes Rachelle Bouchat and Yongtao Cao to the faculty.

Posted on 8/25/2014 1:47:35 PM

Mathematics Department 2014 Scholarships Awarded

The Mathematics Department awarded scholarships at its annual awards banquet on May 2, 2014.

Posted on 6/5/2014 10:57:53 AM

Mathematics Department Congratulates Its May 2014 Graduates

The Mathematics Department held its commencement ceremony in Stright Hall on May 10, 2014, after the main university Commencement at Kovalchick Complex.

Posted on 5/22/2014 1:47:56 PM

New Math Tutoring Schedule for Final Exam Week

There will be a math new tutoring schedule for Final Exam Week.

Posted on 5/5/2014 8:05:20 AM

Fisher to Give Second Talk on Systems Engineering at NASA

Marcus Fisher, who will present the inaugural Science Inspires lecture, will also speak on “Systems Engineering, Two Cultures, and NASA Independent Verification and Validation” on Friday, April 25.

Posted on 4/22/2014 7:56:27 AM

Preservice Teachers of Mathematics to Hold Family Math Night

Family Math Night, a fun-filled night of math games, snacks, and prizes for students in grades K-6, will be held on Friday, April 25.

Posted on 4/17/2014 7:47:35 AM

Mathematics Modeling Teams Excel in COMAP Modeling Contest

Three teams of IUP undergraduates participated in the COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling, with one team scoring in the top 10 percent of all participants and the other scoring in the top 42 percent.

Posted on 4/16/2014 2:39:16 PM

Yerger and Donley Receive Grant to Develop Image Analysis Software to Measure Irregular Leaf Shapes from Insect Feeding

Ellen Yerger, Biology Department, and H. Edward Donley, Mathematics Department, were awarded a PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Committee grant for their project, “Development of image analysis software measuring irregular leaf shapes from insect feeding on native and non-native plants.”

Posted on 4/14/2014 9:50:07 AM

Alumnus Noel to Speak on Careers in Web Analysis

Bill Noel, MS Applied Mathematics ’12, will speak to students on Friday, March 28, 2014, about his career as a web analyst.

Posted on 3/12/2014 8:07:48 AM

Stocker to Offer Workshops on R Statistical Software

Russ Stocker of the Mathematics Department is offering workshops on the R statistical package on March 5 and 12, 2014.

Posted on 2/28/2014 3:41:44 PM

Alumnus Aion Helps Organize edcampPGH Professional Development for Teachers

Justin Aion (Mathematics ’04), an eighth-grade math teacher in the Woodland Hill School District, is one of the organizers of edcampPGH, a free conference designed specifically for teachers and their needs.

Posted on 2/26/2014 8:15:50 AM

INFORMS Speaker Matos to Visit Mathematics Department

Rafael Matos will visit the Mathematics Department on  on February 21, 2014, as part of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Speaker Program, where he will give three presentations.

Posted on 2/7/2014 9:39:54 AM

IUP Students to Participate in the COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling

The Mathematics Department is sponsoring three teams of undergraduate students to participate in the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) Mathematical Contest in Modeling. 

Posted on 1/30/2014 12:06:02 PM

Mathematics Students Named Provost Scholars

Twenty-five students with majors in Mathematics Department programs have been named Provost Scholars for Fall 2013.

Posted on 12/20/2013 8:51:13 AM

Mathematics Tutoring Hours to Change for Final Exam Week

The Mathematics Department has changed its tutoring times for final exam week.

Posted on 12/4/2013 8:14:49 AM

Mathematics Education Seniors Discuss Incorporating Videos into Lessons

Senior Mathematics Education majors Chad Borusky, Shanna Grusky, Travis Hannam, Heather Hobbins, Tyrone Jones, Samantha Kissel, Trisha Klingensmith, Julie Maloney, and Kaitlyn Selfridge presented “Making Meaningful Connections by Incorporating Videos into Your Lessons” at the 2013 Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics meeting.

Posted on 11/8/2013 11:16:01 AM

Mathematics Department, S-COAM to Sponsor SIAM Visiting Lecture Series

Veena Mendiratta of Alcatel-Lucent will give three lectures on September 30, 2013, about learning from software failure data, predicting subscriber churn, and a career talk for undergraduate students.

Posted on 9/10/2013 8:34:18 AM

MATLAB Workshops, Offered by Mathematics Department

Ed Donley of the Mathematics Department will be offering two workshops on MATLAB, a high-level programming language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming.

Posted on 9/9/2013 3:16:26 PM

Mathematics Department Hosts 50th Annual High School Mathematics Competition

The Mathematics Department hosted 174 students from 21 area schools at the competition on May 17, 2013.

Posted on 5/21/2013 9:21:17 AM

Mathematics Department Congratulates Its May 2013 Graduates

The Mathematics Department held its commencement ceremony in Stright Hall on May 18, 2013, after the main university Commencement ceremony at Kovalchick Complex.

Posted on 5/17/2013 12:33:17 PM

Mathematics Department Scholarships Awarded in Spring 2013

The Mathematics Department awarded scholarships at its annual Awards Banquet on May 10, 2013.

Posted on 5/17/2013 10:13:37 AM

Graduate Students in Applied Mathematics Present Research at Regional Conferences

Three students in the M.S. in Applied Mathematics program presented their work at two regional mathematics conferences.

Posted on 5/8/2013 8:20:56 AM

Mathematics Tutoring Times for Final Exam Week

For final exam week, the Mathematics Department will have modified tutoring times.

Posted on 5/7/2013 9:36:51 AM

Family Math Night, Hosted by Preservice Teachers of Mathematics

IUP Preservice Teachers of Mathematics will host Family Math Night for elementary school children and parents on on Friday, April 26, 2013.

Posted on 4/23/2013 9:23:57 AM

IUP Sigma Xi to Offer Program on Science of Stock Car Racing

The lecture, “The Science of Speed,” will focus on how physics and aerodynamics affect how NASCAR drivers compete. Her research has involved going to the Texas Motor Speedway and meeting with mechanical engineers, aerodynamicists, chemical engineers and physicists who are critical participants in the world of motorsports.

Posted on 4/12/2013 3:44:48 PM

Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences Speaker to Visit Math Department

Adam Rosenberg will be at IUP as part of the INFORMS program on April 25, 2013. Rosenberg will give three presentations.

Posted on 4/10/2013 11:30:48 AM

Mathematics Department Undergraduates Present Work During Research Appreciation Week

Asheligh Craig, Megan Labant, and Theresa Scarnati, students from the Mathematics Department, presented their work during the IUP Research Appreciation Week, April 1–5, 2013.

Posted on 4/5/2013 8:37:58 AM

McCarty Publishes on the mod 2 Homology of Infinite Loopspaces

Jason McCarty, Mathematics Department, along with coauthor Nicholas Kuhn (University of Virginia), has published the article "The mod 2 Homology of Infinite Loopspaces" in Algebraic and Geometric Topology, March 24, 2013.

Posted on 3/29/2013 4:07:40 PM

Master’s Thesis Defense of Ryan Grove

Ryan Grove, candidate for the degree of Master of Science, will defend his master’s thesis titled “Immersed Boundary Modeling of Journal Bearings in a Viscoelastic Fluid” on April 9, 2013,

Posted on 3/28/2013 3:09:26 PM

Mathematics Department to Host Sectional Meeting of Mathematical Association of America

Over 200 faculty and students from the region are expected to attend the spring meeting for the Allegheny Mountain Section of the MAA on April 5–6, 2013

Posted on 3/28/2013 8:42:33 AM

Come See Donley and Sharp Get Pi’ed

Ed Donley and Brian Sharp from the Mathematics Department “won” the Preservice Teachers of Mathematics annual Pi Day fundraiser. Both will take pies in the face on March 14, 2013.

Posted on 3/13/2013 2:37:15 PM

Stocker Publishes on a General Class of Inference Procedures for Validating the Generalized Koziol-Green Model

The article, coauthored by Russell Stocker, Mathematics Department, appeared in Computational Statistics and Data Analysis (June 2013).

Posted on 3/6/2013 4:24:31 PM

Mathematics Department Scholarship Applications Due March 27

Students with majors and concentrates within the Mathematics Department are encouraged to apply for scholarships given out by the department. The deadline to apply is 4:00 p.m. on March 27, 2013.

Posted on 3/6/2013 3:50:23 PM

Mathematics Faculty Navaratna and Colen Publish on Teaching Truth Tables using Logic Boards

Channa Navaratna and Yong Colen, Mathematics Department, copublished “Integration of Logic Circuit Boards in Teaching Truth Tables” in the MathAMATYC Educator Journal  (February 2013 issue).

Posted on 2/18/2013 12:37:51 PM

Sage Mathematical Software Workshop

John Chrispell of the Mathematics Department will present a workshop, “Introduction to Sage,” on February 13, 2013. Cosponsored by S-COAM.

Posted on 2/7/2013 8:01:52 AM

Chrispell Publishes on Interaction of an Actuated Elastic Sheet in a Viscoelastic Fluid

John Chrispell, Mathematics Department, coauthored “An Actuated Elastic Sheet Interacting with Passive and Active Structures in a Viscoelastic Fluid,” which appears in the January 31, 2013, issue of Physics of Fluids.

Posted on 1/31/2013 11:01:26 AM

Mathematics Department and S-COAM to Hold Career and Graduate School Panel for Undergraduates

Three S-COAM alumni will be speaking to undergraduate students about careers and graduate school on Friday, November 30, 2012. The alumni will talk about their careers, goals, and academic path and then take questions from the audience.

Posted on 11/26/2012 8:38:48 AM

Colen Publishes on Mathematics Education in Korea

Yong Colen of the Mathematics Department coauthored two chapters in the book Mathematics Education in Korea: Curricular and Teaching and Learning Practices. This work gives important international and comparative perspectives and cultivates critical ideals to improve children’s mathematical thinking.

Posted on 10/29/2012 4:04:24 PM

Mathematics Department to Cosponsor Maya Week at IUP

The Mathematics Department is a cosponsor of Maya Week at IUP, a weeklong series of events. In particular, the department will sponsor talks on Maya Geometry and on Maya Arithmetic.

Posted on 10/25/2012 9:24:09 AM

Metz Receives Outstanding Contribution to Mathematics Education Award

Mary Lou Metz, associate professor of Mathematics, received the Outstanding Contribution to Mathematics Education Award from the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics on October 18, 2012.

Posted on 10/23/2012 10:07:34 AM

Jozefowicz to Speak to Mathematics Department on the Benefits of Undergraduate Econometric Research

Jim Jozefowicz of the IUP Economics Department will present a Mathematics Department Colloquium, “Learning by Doing: The Benefits of Undergraduate Econometric Research for IUP Students,” on Thursday, October 18, 2012.

Posted on 10/16/2012 8:48:34 AM

Mathematics Faculty Colen and Navaratna Publish on Mathematics of Voting Systems

Yong Colen and Channa Navaratna, Mathematics Department, along with Jung Colen, a graduate of the M.Ed. in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Education program, published “Power Indices and U.S. Presidential Elections” in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics journal, Mathematics Teacher.

Posted on 10/15/2012 11:19:43 AM

Chrispell to Offer Introduction to LINGO-LINDO Workshop

John Chrispell of the Mathematics Department will be offering a workshop on LINGO/LINDO, cosponsored by the Mathematics Department and the S-COAM program on Wednesday, October 10, 2012.

Posted on 10/5/2012 8:02:53 AM

Fall 2012 Scholarship Winners for S-COAM

The Scholarships–Creating Opportunities for Applying Mathematics (S-COAM) project has awarded its scholarships for Fall 2012.

Posted on 9/13/2012 9:29:46 AM

Chrispell and Donley Receive Grant for Mini High-Speed Computing Cluster

John Chrispell and Ed Donley from the Mathematics Department have been accepted as participants in the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis on Monday, November, 12, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Posted on 9/12/2012 1:10:46 PM

Del Valle from Los Alamos to Discuss Math Careers, and Simulating the Spread of Infectious Diseases

Sara Del Valle, scientist/project leader in the Los Alamos National Laboratory Energy and Infrastructure Analysis Group, will visit the IUP Mathematics Department on September 26, 2012, to give three talks to students and faculty.

Posted on 9/7/2012 2:52:56 PM

Mathematics Department Welcomes Lamb to Faculty

The Mathematics Department welcomes Charles Lamb, who joins us from the University of Kansas.

Posted on 9/4/2012 12:50:34 PM

Mathematics Department and S-COAM Sponsoring “Introduction to R” Workshop

The Mathematics Department and the S-COAM program are cosponsoring a workshop entitled “Introduction to R” on September 5, 2012. R is a free software package commonly used for data analysis and research.

Posted on 8/31/2012 2:31:29 PM

Mathematics Faculty Recognized with Promotions

The Mathematics Department congratulates John Lattanzio, Mary Lou Metz, Mavis Pararai, and Edel Reilly on their recent promotions. Metz, Pararai, and Reilly were also awarded tenure.

Posted on 8/31/2012 2:16:04 PM

Math Club Reorganizing for 2012–2013 Academic Year

The Math Club is getting ready to begin the 2012–2013 academic year. Interested students should contact Tim Flowers so he can set up a meeting time that works for the most students.

Posted on 8/30/2012 9:57:52 AM

Lattanzio and Zheng Publish on Generalized Matrix Graphs and Completely Independent Critical Cliques

John Lattanzio, Department of Mathematics, and Quan Zheng (M.S. ’10) published “Generalized Matrix Graphs and Completely Independent Critical Cliques in any Dimension” in Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory.

Posted on 6/28/2012 11:28:30 AM

Math Department Hosts 49th Annual High School Mathematics Competition

Almost 150 students from 18 area schools came to IUP for the annual High School Mathematics Competition on May 11, 2012.

Posted on 5/29/2012 11:23:35 AM

Mathematics Department Congratulates Its May 2012 Graduates

The Mathematics Department held its commencement ceremony in Stright Hall on May 12, 2012, after the main university Commencement ceremony at Kovalchick Complex. This year’s department ceremony was the largest it has been for over 20 years.

Posted on 5/21/2012 2:05:31 PM

Mathematics Department Scholarships Awarded in Spring 2012

The Mathematics Department awarded scholarships at its annual Awards Banquet on May 4, 2012.

Posted on 5/4/2012 3:50:30 PM

Alarcón, Metz, and Reilly Present on Smart Technology

Mathematics Department professors Francisco Alarcón, Mary Lou Metz, and Edel Reilly presented “Preparing Smart Teachers to Teach with SMART Technology” at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference on April 26, 2012.

Posted on 5/1/2012 8:57:28 AM

Mathematics Department Student Presentation Day Schedule

The schedule of student presentations for the Mathematics Department's inaugural Student Presentation Day has been set. The presentations will be on Thursday, May 3, 2012, from 2:00–5:00 in Stright Hall, rooms 202 and 232.

Posted on 4/27/2012 12:02:59 PM

IUP Pre-Service Teachers of Mathematics to Hold Family Math Night

This event is for children and parents in the Indiana Area School District’s elementary schools on Friday, April 20, 2012, featuring math games and activities for children from kindergarten through grade 6.

Posted on 4/18/2012 8:38:49 AM

Fonseca, President-Elect, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, to Speak at IUP

As part of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Visiting Lecturer Program, Irene Fonseca will be at IUP on April 20, 2012, to give three presentations.

Posted on 4/16/2012 8:47:44 AM

Mathematics Department Student Presentation Day, May 3

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to present mathematics-related scholarly work conducted during the 2011–2012 academic year. All oral presentations will take place in Stright Hall.

Posted on 3/27/2012 8:58:29 AM

Lukens to Speak on Mathematical Modeling of Influenza Infection

Sarah Lukens from the University of Pittsburgh mathematics department will discusss this on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. in Stright Hall, room 329.

Posted on 3/19/2012 11:26:35 AM

Students to Speak on Applying to Graduate School

Four current IUP students will share their experiences in preparing for the GRE and provide suggestions for preparing the graduate school application. The discussion will take place on March 30, 2012, in Stright Hall, room 327.

Posted on 3/19/2012 8:52:00 AM

Workshop on Publishing with WinEdt, LaTeX, and MATLAB

The Mathematics Department and the S-COAM program will hold a two-hour workshop on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, from 6:35–8:35 p.m. in Stright Hall, room 220.

Posted on 2/20/2012 12:07:24 PM

May Commencement Ceremony Changes for Mathematics Department

Commencement for May graduates in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (which includes all of the Mathematics Department degree programs) will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 9:00 a.m. at Kovalchick Complex.

Posted on 2/17/2012 11:14:11 AM

Representative from Wolfram Research Presents “Mathematica in Education and Research”

The Mathematics Department will host Andy Dorsett from Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica, on Friday, February 24, 2012, from 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Posted on 2/17/2012 8:18:53 AM

SMART Products Training to be Offered

A multi-week hands-on workshop on SMART boards and other SMART products will be offered by the Mathematics Department and the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics during Spring 2012.

Posted on 2/13/2012 5:16:50 PM

Math Scholarship Application is Now Available

The scholarship application for all Mathematics Department scholarships is now available on the Scholarship page. The application is due in the Mathematics Department office by 4:00 p.m. on March 21, 2012.

Posted on 2/6/2012 11:34:41 AM

Spring 2012 Scholarship Winners for S-COAM

The Scholarships-Creating Opportunities for Applying Mathematics (S-COAM) project has awarded its scholarships for Spring 2012.

Posted on 1/27/2012 12:49:28 PM

Adkins to Present MATLAB Workshop

Rick Adkins of the Mathematics Department will present a workshop entitled “Introduction to MATLAB” on February 1, 2012, from 6:35–8:35 p.m. in Stright Hall, room 220.

Posted on 1/26/2012 9:56:18 AM

Steelman Retires from Mathematics Department

Professor John Henry Steelman retired at the end of Fall semester 2011, after nearly 26 years in the Mathematics Department.

Posted on 1/4/2012 12:16:21 PM

Walker and Students Present Hands-On Mathematics for the Middle School

Janet Walker, Mathematics Department, along with five senior Mathematics Education majors, presented “Hands-On Mathematics for the Middle School” at the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics meeting on November 5, 2011.

Posted on 12/13/2011 8:40:14 AM

Mathematics Tutoring to End on Monday, December 12

The free mathematics tutoring in Stright Hall will end for the Fall semester on Monday, December 12, 2011.

Posted on 12/8/2011 4:02:23 PM

Flowers to Present on Counting Plane Partitions

Dr. Timothy Flowers will present a Mathematics Department colloquium entitled “Counting Plane Partitions” on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.

Posted on 12/1/2011 2:24:23 PM

Mathematics Career Panel on December 2

The Mathematics Department will host a career panel on Friday, December 2, 2011, in room 340 of Stright Hall.

Posted on 11/28/2011 12:02:55 PM

Famoye to Visit Mathematics Department, Speak on Regression Models for Count Data

Dr. Felix Famoye of Central Michigan University will visit the IUP Mathematics Department on Thursday and Friday, November 17–18, 2011.

Posted on 11/15/2011 12:41:18 PM

Spring Deadline for Scholarships–Creating Opportunities for Applying Mathematics

Applications for the Scholarships–Creating Opportunities for Applying Mathematics program (S-COAM) for Spring 2012 are due on December 9, 2011.

Posted on 11/8/2011 8:58:59 AM

Lattanzio Publishes “Generalized Matrix Graphs and Completely Independent Critical Cliques”

Dr. John Lattanzio of the Mathematics Department had two manuscripts, both entitled “Generalized Matrix Graphs and Completely Independent Critical Cliques,” accepted for publication.

Posted on 10/13/2011 2:56:27 PM

Lattanzio Presents on Partition Types at International Conference on Mathematics and Engineering

Dr. John Lattanzio of the Mathematics Department presented his manuscript “Partition Types” at the 2011 Hawaii University International Conferences on Mathematics and Engineering, held June 13–15, 2011, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Posted on 10/5/2011 11:46:26 AM

Mathematics Department Fall Picnic

Mathematics Department majors and friends are invited to the Mathematics Department Fall Picnic on Saturday, October 8, 2011, from noon to 3:00 p.m.

Posted on 9/29/2011 1:04:54 PM

Serafini Scholarship Applications Due October 14

Applications are now being accepted for the Serafini Outstanding Scholars Program in Mathematics. All students whose major is in the department are eligible to apply.

Posted on 9/26/2011 7:57:52 AM

Join Faculty and Friends at Mathematics Department Alumni Breakfast

The Mathematics Department will be hosting its second annual Alumni Breakfast on October 1, 2011, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. in Stright Hall, room 202.

Posted on 9/23/2011 12:08:04 PM

Visiting Lecturer Browning to Speak on Mathematics in Search and Rescue, Industry, and Careers

On Wednesday, October 12, 2011, Dr. William Browning, founder and president of Applied Mathematics, Inc., will speak at IUP as part of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Visiting Lecture Series.

Posted on 9/16/2011 8:13:48 AM

Fall Scholarship Winners for S-COAM

The Scholarships–Creating Opportunities for Applying Mathematics (S-COAM) project has awarded its scholarships for Fall 2011.

Posted on 9/16/2011 8:05:15 AM

Mathematica Workshops, Sponsored by Mathematics Department and S-COAM Program

The Mathematics Department and the S-COAM program are sponsoring two workshops on September 13 and 15, presented by Dr. Ed Donley, on the powerful software Mathematica.

Posted on 9/7/2011 3:19:35 PM

Senior Math Major Parsons Speaks on Smartphone Sensors and Wavelets

SaraJane Parsons, a senior Mathematics major, presented on “Smartphone Sensors and Wavelets” on August 5, 2011, at MathFest, the annual summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America.

Posted on 8/6/2011 3:15:18 PM

Colen, Letsche, and Wisloski Participate in AP Calculus Reading

Dr. Yong S. Colen, Dr. Carl Letsche, and Dr. Greg Wisloski, Department of Mathematics, participated in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board’s Advanced Placement Calculus Examinations in June 2011 in Kansas City, Mo.

Posted on 6/19/2011 5:24:19 PM

Annual High School Mathematics Competition Held by Mathematics Department

The Mathematics Department welcomed 174 students from twenty-one schools at its annual High School Mathematics Competition on May 16, 2011.

Posted on 5/23/2011 9:47:32 AM

Mathematics Education Schudent Selected for Athena Award

Brianne Thomas, a junior Mathematics Education major from Homer City, was selected as the 2011 IUP Athena Young Professional Award recipient.

Posted on 5/13/2011 8:46:46 AM

Mathematics Department Congratulates New Graduates

The Mathematics Department held its commencement ceremony in Stright Hall on May 7, 2011, before the main university Commencement ceremony at the Kovalchick Complex.

Posted on 5/13/2011 8:40:09 AM

Mathematics Department Scholarships Awarded

The Mathematics Department awarded scholarships at its annual Awards Banquet on April 29, 2011.

Posted on 5/13/2011 8:12:17 AM

Math Student Colen to Attend Summer Workshops

Jung Colen, a student in the M.Ed. in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Education program, has been selected to attend the workshops in May 2011.

Posted on 4/29/2011 12:28:29 PM

Nosedal-Sanchez to Speak on Penalized Regression Procedures

Dr. Alvaro Nosedal-Sanchez of the Mathematics Department will give a colloquium entitled “Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Spaces for Penalized Regression: A Tutorial” on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

Posted on 4/25/2011 8:07:46 AM

Walker to Speak on “Order Statistics, Pascal’s Triangle, and the Pennsylvania Lottery”

Ernie Walker of the Mathematics Department will speak on “Order Statistics, Pascal’s Triangle, and the Pennsylvania Lottery” on April 14, 2011.

Posted on 4/12/2011 7:53:17 AM

Student Colen Presents on Discrete Mathematics in the Elementary Grades

Jung Colen, a student in the M.Ed. in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Education program, presented at two conferences on her experience in teaching map coloring to a second-grade student.

Posted on 4/11/2011 2:49:03 PM

Applied Math Graduate Students to Talk Airplane Boarding Strategies

Three students in the M.S. in Applied Mathematics program will present “Developing Efficient Airplane Boarding Strategies” at the Allegheny Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America meeting, April 8, 2011.

Posted on 4/7/2011 5:22:47 PM

Alumna Schnebel Wins Award at Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Session

Jessica Schnebel ’10 received the Teacher Work Sample Award at the Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Poster Session on April 4, 2011.

Posted on 4/6/2011 10:13:50 AM

Preservice Teachers of Mathematics Sponsoring Family Math Night

The IUP Preservice Teachers of Mathematics will sponsor Family Math Night for children and parents in the Indiana Area School District’s elementary schools on Thursday, April 7, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in Zink Hall.

Posted on 4/4/2011 2:27:32 PM

Alumnus Paul Rossman to Talk Baseball

Mathematics alumnus Paul Rossman will present his research on predicting a minor league player’s chances of making it to the major leagues at the Heinz History Center.

Posted on 3/30/2011 3:56:45 PM

Sobecki to Discuss Elephants, Fuzzy Dogs, and the Size of Infinity

Dr. Dave Sobecki, Miami University (Ohio), will visit the Mathematics Department and give a talk for faculty on March 31, “Of Elephants, Fuzzy Dogs, and Teaching Backwards: A Story about Making Your Course Engaging,” and for students on April 1, “Dude, Just How Big IS Infinity?”

Posted on 3/30/2011 8:36:37 AM

Flowers Discusses the Quadratic Sieve Factoring Algorithm

Dr. Tim Flowers, of the Mathematics Department, will give a colloquium talk on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, on “An Overview of the Quadratic Sieve Factoring Algorithm.”

Posted on 3/28/2011 12:34:10 PM

Metz Appointed Editorial Panel Chair of Student Mathematics Journal

Dr. Mary Lou Metz of the Mathematics Department has been appointed chair of the Editorial Panel of the journal Student Explorations in Mathematics.

Posted on 3/18/2011 3:04:07 PM

Stocker’s Manuscript on Optimal Goodness-of-Fit Tests for Recurrent Event Data Accepted for Publication

Dr. Russell Stocker and Dr. Akim Adekpedjou had their manuscript “Optimal Goodness-of-Fit Tests for Recurrent Event Data,” recently accepted for publication in the journal Lifetime Data Analysis.

Posted on 2/27/2011 3:14:10 PM

Colen to Teach Summer C-MITES Courses

In collaboration with the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students (C-MITES), Dr. Yong Colen of the Mathematics Department will teach two courses at IUP.

Posted on 2/23/2011 11:23:14 AM

Applying to Graduate School and Preparation for Mathematics Entry-Level Positions

Dr. Yu-Ju Kuo, Mathematics Department, will present an information session for mathematics students on applying to graduate schools and on exams and certificates that might be useful in obtaining entry-level positions in sciences and mathematics.

Posted on 2/21/2011 8:11:31 AM

Additional Funding Received for S-COAM Grant

Drs. Yu-Ju Kuo and Rick Adkins, Mathematics Department, received $449,866 from the National Science Foundation for two additional years for their Scholarships–Creating Opportunities for Applying Mathematics (S-COAM) grant project.

Posted on 2/21/2011 8:02:04 AM

Colen Speaks on “Standards Aligned System for Higher Education Faculty”

Dr. Yong S. Colen of the Mathematics Department gave a presentation, “The PDE’s Standards Aligned System (SAS) for Higher Education Faculty,” at the Pennsylvania Department of Education-sponsored Standards Aligned System Institute: Bridging Research and Practice.

Posted on 2/16/2011 10:49:31 AM

Colen Selected as President of Mathematics Council of Western Pennsylvania

Dr. Yong S. Colen of the Mathematics Department will serve a two-year term as president of the Mathematics Council of Western Pennsylvania.

Posted on 2/16/2011 10:43:18 AM

Mathematics Department Welcomes New Faculty Member

Alvaro Nosedal-Sanchez joined the Mathematics Department in January 2011.

Posted on 2/16/2011 10:13:50 AM

Mathematics Department Scholarship Form Now Available

Students who wish to apply for one of the Mathematics Department’s endowed scholarships for 2011–2012 should download the application form from the scholarship page.

Posted on 1/26/2011 8:06:00 AM

S-COAM Scholarships Awarded for Spring 2011

The Scholarships–Creating Opportunities for Applying Mathematics (S-COAM) project has awarded its Spring 2011 scholarships.

Posted on 1/24/2011 10:24:56 AM

Math and Science Interview and Recruitment Day

A consortium of colleges and universities, including IUP, is coordinating a Math and Science Interview/Recruitment Day on February 18, 2011.

Posted on 1/18/2011 9:24:16 AM

Actuarial Profession Discussed by Vice President of Swiss Reinsurance America

Brian E. Johnson, a vice president at Swiss Reinsurance America, will be at IUP to speak to interested students about the actuarial profession on January 26, 2011.

Posted on 1/18/2011 8:04:37 AM

Lattanzio Manuscript on Partition Types Accepted for Publication

Dr. John Lattanzio of the Mathematics Department had his manuscript, “Partition Types,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing.

Posted on 12/9/2010 11:31:44 AM

Lattanzio and Zheng to Present on Matrix Graphs and Completely Independent Critical Cliques

Mathematics professor John Lattanzio and graduate student Quan Zheng will present “Matrix Graphs and Completely Independent Critical Cliques,” parts I and II, on Thursday, December 9, and Friday December 10, 2010.

Posted on 12/8/2010 2:38:35 PM

Metz Publishes on Teaching Probability and Statistics

Dr. Mary Lou Metz, a faculty member in the Mathematics Department, recently published an article on using GAISE and NCTM standards as frameworks for teaching probability and statistics to pre-service elementary and middle school mathematics teachers.

Posted on 12/7/2010 9:26:24 AM

Free Math Tutoring Ends for Semester on December 13

The free math tutoring supplied by graduate students will end for the semester on Monday, December 13, 2010.

Posted on 12/3/2010 1:00:30 PM

Vice President of Swiss Reinsurance America to Discuss Actuarial Profession

Brian E. Johnson, a vice president at Swiss Reinsurance America, will be at IUP to speak to interested students about the actuarial profession on December 2, 2010.

Posted on 11/19/2010 8:02:42 AM

Lattanzio Publishes on Edge Double-Critical Graphs

Dr. John Lattanzio of the Mathematics Department had his manuscript, “Edge Double-Critical Graphs,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Mathematics and Statistics.

Posted on 10/27/2010 12:33:56 PM

Alumnus Rossman to Present Colloquium on Baseball

Paul Rossman (M.S. Applied Math, 2008) will present a Mathematics Department colloquium titled “Talkin’ Baseball” on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, at 3:30 p.m. in Stright Hall, Room 302.

Posted on 10/22/2010 7:55:03 AM

Reilly Presents on Integrating Social Issues into the Mathematics Classroom

Dr. Edel Reilly of the Mathematics Department presented “Integrating Social Issues into the Mathematics Classroom” at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Education Research Association in Philadelphia on October 5, 2010.

Posted on 10/11/2010 12:47:04 PM

Visiting Lecturer David Ross to Present for Mathematics Department

Dr. David Ross, professor of mathematics at Rochester Institute of Technology, will come to IUP as a Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) visiting lecturer on November 3, 2010, sponsored by the S-COAM program and the Department of Mathematics.

Posted on 10/7/2010 8:07:10 AM

Colen Facilitates Mathematics Workshop in New York City

Dr. Yong Colen of the Department of Mathematics facilitated a workshop titled “Making Sense of Mathematics” for the seventh and eighth grade mathematics teachers at the Archdiocese of New York in October 2010.

Posted on 10/6/2010 11:48:07 AM

Alarcón and Student to Attend Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science Conference

Professor Francisco Alarcón of the Mathematics Department and undergraduate student Jennifer Casanova received a $3,700 award to attend the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science conference.

Posted on 9/14/2010 3:33:48 PM

Metz Co-Authors Middle School Mathematics Series

Dr. Mary Lou Metz of the Mathematics Department is one of the co-authors of Georgia Middle School Mathematics, a student textbook series spanning grades six, seven, and eight.

Posted on 9/10/2010 12:22:31 PM

Secondary Mathematics Education Program Receives National Accreditation

The IUP Secondary Mathematics Education Program received full national accreditation in July 2010 from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Posted on 9/7/2010 2:26:48 PM

Mathematics Department Welcomes New Faculty Members

Tim Flowers and Russell Stocker joined the Mathematics Department in August 2010.

Posted on 9/7/2010 2:18:43 PM

Digital Video Book Chapter Co-Authored by Walker

Dr. Janet Walker of the Mathematics Department co-authored the chapter “Digital Video in Mathematics Education” in the book Teaching with Digital Video.

Posted on 9/7/2010 7:55:34 AM

Inaugural Applied Mathematics Scholarships Awarded

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Posted on 9/2/2010 8:44:51 AM

Mathematics Professor Colen Publishes “Funny Face Contest: A Formative Assessment”

Dr. Yong S. Colen of the Mathematics Department authored “Funny Face Contest: A Formative Assessment” in the August 2010 issue of Mathematics Teacher.

Posted on 9/1/2010 2:35:24 PM

Mathematics Professor Colen Presents Elementary Math Workshop

Dr. Yong S. Colen, of the Mathematics Department, facilitated a workshop titled “Base Ten Understanding: Teaching Addition and Subtraction through a Problem-Solving Context.”

Posted on 9/1/2010 2:29:44 PM

Mandatory Meeting for New Mathematics Majors Scheduled

The mandatory meeting for all new majors in the Mathematics Department (Applied Mathematics, Economics/Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematics Educatiion) will take place on Thursday, September 2, 2010, from 3:30 to 4:45 in rooms Stright 226/229.

Posted on 8/26/2010 2:31:37 PM

Morgan and Ray Retire from Mathematics Department

Both Dr. Fred Morgan and Dr. Phillip Ray, of the IUP Department of Mathematics, retired from IUP over summer 2010.

Posted on 8/26/2010 2:23:12 PM

Metz Presents on “Misconceptions and Student Thinking”

Dr. Mary Lou Metz, Mathematics Department, presented “Using Misconceptions and Student Thinking to Deepen Teachers’ Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching” at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference.

Posted on 4/30/2010 10:16:24 AM

Reilly Presents on Creativity and Culture at Two Education Conferences

Dr. Edel Reilly of the Mathematics Department recently presented at the twenty-first International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Jacksonville, Fla.

Posted on 4/29/2010 3:07:08 PM

Study College Algebra and Applied Math for Business this Summer, IUP at Monroeville

Math 105–College Algebra and Math 115–Applied Math for Business will be offered at IUP’s Monroeville site for the first time this summer during Summer Session I from June 1 through July 2, 2010.

Posted on 4/5/2010 10:36:06 AM

Math Ed Major Markoff Publishes Article in “Women in Mathematics Education” Newsletter

Mathematics Education major Hayley Markoff published an article, “Women in Mathematics: Still a Man’s World?” in the Women and Mathematics Education (WME) newsletter.

Posted on 3/23/2010 6:08:28 PM

Walker Publishes Guest Editorial in “Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Journal”

Dr. Janet Walker, Department of Mathematics, co-authored a guest editorial, “Digital Videos as Tools for Learning Mathematics” in the Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Journal.

Posted on 3/23/2010 5:53:36 PM

Dahma Presents Colloquia on Generalized Roundedness

Dr. Alfred Dahma presented “Generalized Roundedness and the Schatten Class, Parts I and II” to IUP Mathematics Department students and faculty on March 16 and 23, 2010.

Posted on 3/23/2010 5:21:25 PM

Mathematics Graduate Student Ross to Give Presentation on Reversi

Dan Ross, a student of M.S. in Applied Mathematics program, will give a presentation on his thesis, titled “Defining the Problem of Solving Reservi,” on March 29, 2010.

Posted on 3/23/2010 11:58:24 AM

Colen Facilitates Workshop on Teaching Mathematics

Dr. Yong Colen, of the Mathematics Department, facilitated a workshop titled “Teaching Mathematics Equitably to All Students” on March 9 and 11, 2010, in Philadelphia.

 

Posted on 3/15/2010 3:19:35 PM

Math Faculty Members and Students Present Sessions at State Teachers Conference

Three faculty members and four students of the Mathematics Department recently presented sessions at the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference held in Pittsburgh on November 5–6, 2009.

Posted on 11/11/2009 8:12:39 AM

Math Ed Major Weldy to Give Presentation on Using Smart Boards

Annalese Weldy, a senior Secondary Mathematics Education major, will give a presentation on using Smart Board Technology on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, in Stright Hall, room 202, at 3:30 p.m.

Posted on 11/6/2009 8:10:29 AM

Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Activity Night and Information Session

Are you interested in learning more about mathematics? Are you anxious to make math an engaging part of your teaching day? Are you anxious to learn more about creatively teaching math to students? Learn more on November 5, 2009.

Posted on 11/3/2009 9:15:42 AM

Math Alumni Panel Discussion: “What Can I Do with a Degree in Mathematics Education?”

The IUP-Preservice Teachers of Mathematics (IUP-PTM) and the Mathematics Department are sponsoring a panel discussion, “What Can I Do with a Degree in Mathematics Education?” The program will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. in the Northern Suites.

Posted on 10/30/2009 7:49:39 AM

Praxis II Mathematics Review Session to be Held

Praxis II Mathematics review sessions will be held on Tuesday, October 20 and Wednesday, October 21, 2009. The sessions will be held in Stright Hall, room 202 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Posted on 10/14/2009 9:28:06 AM

Mathematics Graduate Students Present on Their Internships

Ben Jarrett, Christine Kester, and Cody Thompson, all students in the M.S. in Applied Mathematics program, will give presentations on their internship experiences October 14, 2009, from 4:00–5:00 p.m. in Stright Hall, Room 302. All are welcome.

Posted on 10/12/2009 12:24:15 PM

Newly Formed Actuary Club to Hold Meetings

The Actuary Club, for students of all majors interested in a career as an actuary, will be holding meetings in October and November.

Posted on 10/12/2009 8:28:29 AM

Lattanzio Presents Current Research On Partition Types

Dr. John Lattanzio of the Mathematics Department presented “Partition Types” at the Midwest Conference on Combinatorics, Cryptography, and Computing on October 4, 2009. This year's conference was in honor of the sixty-eighth birthday of Walter Wallis.

Posted on 10/5/2009 9:53:15 AM

Walker Publishes on Using Video to Teach Mathematics

Dr. Janet Walker of the Mathematics Department coauthored the article “This Rock’n’Roll Video Teaches Math” in Learning and Leading with Technology, a publication of the International Society for Technology in Education.

Posted on 9/28/2009 11:38:46 AM

IUP Preservice Teachers of Math to Meet

If you are a secondary Mathematics Education major or an Elementary Education major with an interest in mathematics, join the IUP Preservice Teachers of Mathematics at their first meeting of the semester on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. in the Northern Suites TV lounge.

Posted on 9/10/2009 11:54:45 AM

Math Professor Reilly Presents on Mathematics and Writing

Mathematics Professor Edel Reilly presented “Writing + Math + Assessment = Opportunity: Forging New Interdisciplinary Connections.” Dr. Reilly also participated in a workshop on mathematics and fiction in Oxford, England.

Posted on 9/4/2009 8:32:22 AM

Baker, Student in Article on Role of Calculators in Teaching Mathematics

Dr. John Baker of the Mathematics Department and student Katie Bungo are featured in an article on the role of calculators in teaching mathematics in the September 2, 2009, issue of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Posted on 9/3/2009 1:51:15 PM

Journal of Statistics Education Accepts Alumnus Rossman's Data Set

Paul Rossman (M.S. Applied Math ’08) had his data set “Drafted Minor League Hitters, 1992–2006” accepted in the Datasets and Stories department of the Journal of Statistics Education.

Posted on 9/1/2009 8:46:48 AM

Meeting for New Mathematics Majors

On Thursday, September 3, 2009, at 3:30 p.m. there will be a meeting for new freshman and transfer students in the Mathematics Department.

Posted on 8/31/2009 8:39:33 AM

Baker and Graduate Student Publish “Extra Cheese Wins” in Mathematics Journal

Professor John D. Baker of the Mathematics Department and Katie Bungo, a graduate student in the M.Ed. in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Education and a Horace Mann teacher, published the article “Extra Cheese Wins” in the August 2009 issue of Teaching Children Mathematics.

Posted on 8/4/2009 10:05:04 PM

Math Student Romasco Close to Breaking School Records in Soccer

Sarah Romasco, a Mathematics Education senior, is expected to break three IUP records in soccer this coming season.

Posted on 7/21/2009 11:08:32 AM

Mathematics Department’s Colen, Sharp, Wisloski Promoted to Associate Professor

Congratulations to Drs. Yong Colen, Brian Sharp, and Greg Wisloski, who will be promoted to the rank of associate professor effective with the Fall 2009 semester.

Posted on 7/20/2009 11:51:28 AM

NCTM Appoints Metz to Student Explorations Editorial Panel

Dr. Mary Lou Metz of the Mathematics Department has recently been appointed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics to serve on the editorial panel for the Students Explorations in Mathematics Committee.

Posted on 7/16/2009 12:17:21 PM

Student Thomas Selected for First Griffith Scholarship

Elizabeth Ann Thomas, Goodridge Road, Northern Cambria, has been selected to receive the first Dr. Daniel A. and Diane E. Griffith Scholarship at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Posted on 7/7/2009 1:57:15 PM

IUP Preservice Teachers of Mathematics Student Group Receives National Affiliation

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Preservice Teachers of Mathematics (IUP-PTM) became an official affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematcs in Washington, D.C., at the NCTM Annual Delegate Assembly in April, 2009.

Posted on 6/9/2009 2:19:07 PM

Alarcón Presents on Euler in Guatemala City

Dr. Francisco Alarcón of the IUP Mathematics Department gave a presentation on Leonhard Euler and the Basel Problem at Universidad del Valle in Guatemala City.

Posted on 5/25/2009 1:52:34 AM

Congratulations May 2009 Mathematics Department Graduates

Among those graduating at the May 3, 2009 Commencement Ceremony were twenty students in the Mathematics Department.

Posted on 5/18/2009 12:59:11 PM

Mathematics Department Awards Scholarships

The Mathematics Department awarded scholarships for the 2009–10 academic year at a banquet on April 17, 2009.

Posted on 5/15/2009 10:27:18 AM

Mathematics Professor Presents at NCTM National Conference

Dr. Larry Feldman of the Mathematics Department presented “If the Perimeter Increases, Does the Area Increase, Too?” at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics national conference on April 24, 2009.

Posted on 4/30/2009 7:55:29 AM

Mathematics Professor Reilly Presents on Literature and Mathematics

Dr. Edel Reilly of the Department of Mathematics recently presented “Project Math Lit: Using Children’s Literature to Equalize Mathematics Pedagogy” at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2009 annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Posted on 4/28/2009 8:58:32 AM

Two Mathematics Alumni Win New Teacher Awards

Two recent Mathematics Department graduates have won New Teacher of the Year Awards for their work in Spotsylvania County (Virginia) Schools.

Posted on 4/28/2009 8:46:30 AM

Mathematics Professor Steelman Publishes Problem Solution

John Henry Steelman of the Mathematics Department had his problem solution “Counting Permutations With Two Displacement Values” published in the May issue of The American Mathematical Monthly.

Posted on 4/27/2009 7:58:11 AM

Mathematics Professor Reilly Publishes Two Articles

Dr. Edel Reilly’s article “Educational Re-Visions: Integrating Visual Literacy Instruction Across the Disciplines” has been published in Engaging Creativity and Critical Thinking, a peer-reviewed book of selected readings by the International Visual Literacy Association.

Posted on 4/17/2009 9:12:18 AM

Mathematics Graduate Student Ross Presents at Conference

Dan Ross, a graduate student in the M.S. Applied Mathematics program, presented "Programming a Computer for Playing Reversi" at the Spring Meeting of the Allegheny Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

Posted on 4/7/2009 12:54:06 PM

Mathematics Professor Lattanzio Presents at SSHEMA Conference

Professor John Lattanzio of the Mathematics Department presented “Partition Types” at the SSHEMA spring conference at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. SSHEMA is the organization of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) educators who are involved in courses or programs that are considered

Posted on 3/30/2009 9:16:08 AM

Lattanzio to Give Department Colloquium on Graph Theory

Mathematics Professor John Lattanzio will a give a colloquium entitled “Partition Types” on Tuesday, April 14, at 3:30 in Stright Hall, room 302.

Posted on 3/26/2009 7:54:29 AM

Mathematics Professor Navaratna Presents at National Meetings

Dr. Channa Navaratna recently presented “Radio-telemetry under Malfunctioning Receivers,” a joint work with Menaka Navaratna, in Washington, D.C.

Posted on 3/19/2009 1:38:37 PM

Preservice Teachers of Mathematics Officially Recognized as Affiliate of NCTM

IUP Preservice Teachers of Mathematics has been officially recognized as an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Posted on 3/11/2009 8:50:18 AM

Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture: “Genetically Modified Foods: Benefits and Risks”

Dr. Felicia Wu will present the 2009 Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture on Monday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Eberly Auditorium. Dr. Wu is a professor in the Environmental and Occupational Health Department at the University of Pittsburgh and will be presenting “Genetically Modified Foods: Benefits and Risks.”

Posted on 3/10/2009 3:48:56 PM

Senior Mathematics Education Major Jen Price Breaks Three IUP Swimming Records, Qualifies for Nationals

Senior Mathematics Education major Jennifer Price broke school records in the 200, 500, and 1000 freestyle at the PSAC Championships and became the first IUP woman to qualify for nationals since 2006.  The complete story is at the IUP Athletics site.

Posted on 2/23/2009 9:01:46 AM

Mathematics Scholarship Applications Due March 11, 2009

Applications for Mathematics Department scholarships are due March 11, 2009, and the scholarship banquet will be held April 17, 2009.

Posted on 2/19/2009 1:58:10 PM

Mathematics Praxis II Review Sessions to Be Held

The Mathematics Department will be holding Mathematics Praxis II review sessions on February 25 and 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Stright 202.

Posted on 2/17/2009 8:07:01 AM

Register Now for High School Mathematics Competition

The Mathematics Department is now accepting registration materials for our annual high school mathematics competition, to be held on May 4, 2009.

Posted on 2/5/2009 8:20:43 AM

Call for Papers for Teachers Teaching with Technology Conference at IUP

The Conference Planning Committee invites you to present at the upcoming Teachers Teaching with Technology (T3) Conference.

Posted on 2/3/2009 8:33:18 AM

Mathematics Colloquium: Traditional vs. On-line Homework in College Algebra

Mathematics Department colloquium: Traditional vs. On-line Homework in College Algebra. The colloquium will be held Tuesday, February 3, 2009 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Stright 302.

 

Posted on 1/28/2009 1:26:16 PM

IUP Preservice Teachers of Mathematics to Meet

The IUP Preservice Teachers of Mathematics will meet on Wednesday, February 11.

Posted on 1/26/2009 3:23:56 PM

Scholarships Available for Current Students in Mathematics

The Mathematics Department is accepting applications for scholarships from current students in our programs. The application form is due on March 11, 2009.

Posted on 1/26/2009 12:34:16 PM

Mathematics Department Updates Tutoring Times

Updated schedule for free Mathematics tutoring

Posted on 1/26/2009 12:24:39 PM

Retired Mathematics Faculty Member Don Duncan Passes Away

Retired Mathematics Department faculty member Dr. Donald Duncan passed away on January 17.

Posted on 1/20/2009 8:36:27 AM

Mathematics Graduate Students to Offer Tutoring

Beginning on January 20, graduate students from the Mathematics Department will offer free tutoring for 100- and 200-level mathematics courses.

Posted on 1/14/2009 12:07:34 PM

Mathematics Department to Host Technology Conference

The Mathematics Department will host a regional Teachers Teaching with Technology™ (T3™) Conference on Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, 2009. The conference is open to all Kindergarten to university educators interested in using educational technology to enhance teaching and learning

Posted on 1/13/2009 10:03:34 AM

Fall Stright Lines Newsletter Available

The Fall 2008 edition of Stright Lines, the department newsletter, is now available.

Posted on 12/9/2008 8:42:02 AM

Alumna Tessa Polenik Anodide Nominated in 2008 New Faces of Engineering Program

Tessa Polenik Anodide (B.S. Applied Mathematics, ’03) has been nominated by the Society of Women Engineers as one of their five representatives to the 2008 New Faces of Engineering Program.

Posted on 11/13/2008 8:39:18 AM

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