IUP Students Attend Pre-Service Teacher Day

On November 6, 2021, IUP mathematics education students attended the Western Pennsylvania Pre-Service Teacher Day at Duquesne University.


Colen Tapped for Mathematics Curriculum Quality Lead for Praxis Prep Course

Yong Colen served as the Mathematics Curriculum Quality Control Lead for Public Consulting Group and Educational Testing Service, overseeing the quality of the Praxis preparation course to improve prospective teachers’ knowledge of mathematics.

Dr. Sumanth Swaminathan to Give Two Applied Mathematics Lectures

Dr. Sumanth Swaminathan will be giving two lectures as part of the SIAM Visiting Lecture Series on Friday, April 22.

S-COAM Program to Give 3D Printing Workshops

The S-COAM Program will give two 3D printing workshops on October 13 and 27 in Stright Hall, room 220, from 6:30-8:00PM.

Math Club Sets Meetings for Fall 2021

The IUP Math Club will meet on every other Friday during the Common Hour (11:30-12:30) in Stright Hall room 202 for the remainder of the Fall, 2021 semester.


Colen Publishes Article on Standard Multiplication Algorithm

Yong S. Colen published “Where’s the Procedural Fluency?: U.S. Fifth Graders’ Demonstration of the Standard Multiplication Algorithm” in the Journal of the Korean Society of Mathematical Education, Series D: Research in Mathematical Education.

Meet and Greet for Applied Mathematics Student Organization

The IUP SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Student Chapter will be holding a welcome meeting on Friday, September 10 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM


Chrispell to Give Science Inspires Series Talk on Moving Strange Fluids in Unique Ways

John Chrispell, a mathematician in the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, will be giving the next talk in the Science Inspires Series, titled “Fluids, Ratchets, and Transportation: Moving Strange Fluids in a Unique Way.” His talk will be held on Thursday, March 18, at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Cao Writes Paper, Creates App for COVID-19 Detection

Yongtao Cao, a statistician in the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, has written a paper on monitoring the SARS-CoV-2 virus in wastewater, and has written an app to predict the number of COVID-19 cases for a provided SARS-CoV-2 concentration level in the wastewater.

S-COAM Scholars Discuss Careers at Alumni Panel

Alumni who participated in the Scholarships-Creating Opportunities for Applying Mathematics (S-COAM) program at IUP will be meeting virtually with current IUP students to discuss their career paths.  The meeting will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, March 10, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.


Mathematics Students Participate in COMAP Modeling Contest

A team of mathematics students—Mikayla Dokos, Elizabeth Lees, and Micayla Schambura—participated in the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications Mathematical Contest in Modeling on February 4–8, 2021. 

Mathematics and Computer Scholarship Applications Available

The application form for scholarships in the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences is now available and the deadline to apply is March 15.

Chrispell to Offer Python Workshops

John Chrispell of the Mathematics Department will conduct two hands-on workshops on the programming language Python on February 17 and February 24, 2021.

Math Club to Meet via Zoom in Spring

The IUP Math Club will meet every other Friday at 8:00 p.m. during the spring 2021 semester.


Chrispell Discusses COMAP Modeling Contest in “SIAM News”

John Chrispell of the Mathematical and Computer Sciences Department recently had an article published in SIAM News discussing IUP students’ success in the COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling.

Spring 2021 Mathematics Tutoring via Zoom

The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences announces free tutoring sessions for their introductory mathematics and statistics courses.