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Indiana County Middle School Students Participate in Inaugural Serafini Math Camp at IUP

Some 20 students from Indiana County met IUP mathematicians; learned about mobius strips, matrices, flexagons, and tiling with pentaminoes; used virtual reality glasses; experimented with a 3D printer; and launched film canister rockets during the inaugural Serafini Middle School Math camp at IUP July 15–19.

Posted on 7/19/2019 3:31:31 PM

Camp Aims to Help Middle Schoolers Explore Mathematics

The IUP Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences will offer the inaugural Serafini Middle School Math Camp from July 15 to 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

Posted on 5/29/2019 1:02:01 PM

Senior Secondary Mathematics Education Major Publishes on Social Justice in Mathematics Classroom

Benjamin Phillian published the article “Social Justice in the Mathematics Classroom: A Critical Perspective” in the Winter 2019 issue of PCTM Magazine, a publication of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Posted on 4/30/2019 8:40:25 AM

Mathematics Students Participate in COMAP Mathematical Contest

The 35th annual Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications Mathematical Contest in Modeling results are in, and two teams of IUP mathematics students participated in this year’s contest.

Posted on 4/23/2019 9:12:13 AM

Mathematics Graduate Students Shine at Scholars Forum

Kevin Powell, Sean Rhodes, and Cassandra Pray, all students in the MS in Applied Mathematics program, won awards for their research at the 2019 IUP Scholars Forum.

Posted on 4/10/2019 8:20:55 AM

Bouchat’s Paper on Domino Ideals Accepted for Publication

Shelly Bouchat of the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and her co-author, Trisha Brown (Georgia Southern University), had their paper, “Fibonacci numbers and resolutions of domino ideals,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Algebra Combinatorics Discrete Structures and Applications.

Posted on 3/20/2019 12:53:25 PM

IUP Math Students Present Research at Regional Conference

Patrick Cone, Paul Tomosky, Vincent Thompson, and Dafni Pratt made presentations at the annual Pi Mu Epsilon Undergraduate Mathematics Conference at Youngstown State University on February 23, 2019.

Posted on 2/24/2019 2:34:34 PM

Math Students Place Second in National Math Meeting Competition

Patrick Cone, Jessica Jones, and Bridget Scanga came in second place in this year’s Radical Dash Competition at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, Maryland.

Posted on 2/24/2019 2:26:41 PM

Bouchat Presents Work on Inquiry-Based Teaching Activities at National Conference

Shelly Bouchat, of the Mathematical and Computer Sciences Department, presented the talk “Interdisciplinary Applications for the Linear Algebra Classroom” at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, Maryland, on January 16, 2019.

Posted on 2/24/2019 2:23:28 PM

Stocker to Offer Workshops on R Program for Statistics

The S-COAM program is offering two workshops on February 11 and 18 on using the software R for statistical computing and graphics, led by Russell Stocker. Sign up online for these workshops.

Posted on 2/14/2019 10:24:39 AM

Stocker to Offer Workshops on R Program for Statistics(1)

The S-COAM program is offering two workshops on February 11 and 18 on using the software R for statistical computing and graphics, led by Russell Stocker. Sign up online for these workshops.

Posted on 2/5/2019 8:03:35 AM

Moore of AstraZeneca to Discuss Cancer Immunotherapy and Optimizing Combination Drug Regimens

Helen Moore, principal scientist at AstraZeneca, will meet with students and faculty and give two lectures on February 7, 2019. Her lectures are titled “Using Mathematics to Predict Which Cancer Patients Will Respond to Immunotherapy” and “How to Mathematically Optimize Combination Drug Regimens.”

Posted on 1/24/2019 12:51:06 PM

Mathematics and Computer Science Scholarship Application Now Available

Students in mathematics and computer science may now apply for scholarships for the 2019–20 academic year. The due date for applications is February 8, 2019.

Posted on 12/11/2018 10:02:23 AM

Student Scanga to Talk About Her Experience in Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education Program

Senior secondary mathematics education major Bridget Scanga will share her experience with the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education program in a talk to be held on Tuesday, December 4, at 4:00 p.m. in Stright Hall, room 229.

Posted on 11/29/2018 8:41:44 AM

Mathematics and Computer Sciences Student Presentation Day, December 4

The departments of Mathematics and Computer Sciences will hold the Fall Student Presentation Day on Tuesday, December 4, beginning at 2:15 p.m. in Stright Hall. Students will present the results of their research and projects that they completed as part of their course work.

Posted on 11/29/2018 8:21:52 AM

Bouchat Presents at International Conference in Commutative Algebra

Shelly Bouchat of the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences presented her research in the talk “Minimal free resolutions of domino ideals” at the Commutative Algebra and Representation Theory conference held at Tulane University on November 8-11, 2018. This conference hosted leading researchers from more than six different countries.

Posted on 11/13/2018 10:45:17 AM

Cao Selected to Attend NSF Chemistry/Mathematical Sciences Innovation Lab

Yongtao Cao of the Department of Mathematics has been selected to attend the National Science Foundation Chemistry/Mathematical Sciences Innovation Lab, Learning the Power of Data in Chemistry, to be held December 17–21, 2018, in Washington, DC.

Posted on 11/13/2018 8:47:46 AM

Student Presentation Day Sign-Up Begins

Student Presentation Day in the departments of Mathematics and Computer Science is December 4. Students who are working on individual or group projects in or out of class are encouraged to present their projects to the public on this day set aside to showcase student work. Sign up online.

Posted on 10/31/2018 3:58:03 PM

Noted Mathemagician Benjamin to Visit IUP as Inaugural Serafini Lecturer

Arthur Benjamin, the Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and a well-known magician, will give a series of talks and share his “mathemagic” with the IUP community on October 18–19, 2018.

Posted on 10/3/2018 2:35:19 PM

Mathematics and Computer Science Alumni Breakfast at Homecoming

Mathematics and Computer Science alumni are welcome to join current and former faculty for breakfast before the 2018 Homecoming Parade.

Posted on 10/1/2018 8:17:39 AM

Chrispell to Conduct Python Workshops

John Chrispell of the Mathematics Department will conduct two hands-on workshops on the programming language Python on October 2 and October 9. Python is a versatile programming language that has become useful in data science, among other fields.

Posted on 9/20/2018 4:20:16 PM

Cao Publishes Paper on Long-term Effects on Soil Microorganisms from Irrigating Soil with Reclaimed Wastewater

Yongtao Cao of the Mathematics Department recently co-authored “Microbial assessments of soil with a 40-year history of reclaimed wastewater irrigation” in the Elsevier journal Science of the Total Environment.

Posted on 9/20/2018 4:07:05 PM

Mathematics Alumna Hoover Named Teacher of the Year

Briana (Hollern) Hoover, BSEd ’07, has been named 2018 Teacher of the Year in the Orange County (Virginia) Public Schools.

Posted on 9/18/2018 9:07:05 AM

Alumnus McBurney Receives PCTM New Teacher Award

Matthew McBurney ’16 (BSEd Secondary Mathematics Education, BS Mathematics/Applied Track) is the recipient of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics New Teacher Award.

Posted on 9/6/2018 8:31:02 AM

Flowers Publishes Generalization of a Putnam Problem

Timothy Flowers of the Mathematics Department has published “An m-ary partition generalization of a past Putnam problem” in the Australasian Journal of Combinatorics, Volume 72, number 2 (2018).

Posted on 9/4/2018 11:22:23 AM

Mathematics Alumni Return to Talk about Research and Careers

Daniel O’Hara ’14, Theresa Scarnati ’14, and Jeremy Yagle M’14 are returning to the Mathematics Department on Wednesday, September 12, to give presentations on their current research and careers and to host a career panel for students.

Posted on 8/23/2018 1:52:25 PM

Mathematics Department Welcomes Nganguia

The Mathematics Department welcomes Herve Nganguia to the faculty. Herve joins the department after two years as a postdoctoral researcher at Santa Clara University working on problems at the interface of fluid mechanics and biology.

Posted on 8/16/2018 10:22:27 AM

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