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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.

Math is Freedom: A Journey from Prison to PhD

If you dive deep into it, you'll discover that math is more than numbers and symbols. For IUP graduate Vincent Thompson, math is freedom. It's helped him grow, communicate, and even turn his life around.

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.

Computer Science Tutoring Now Available

The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences announces free tutoring sessions for core computer science courses.

Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences Announces Scholarship Winners

Through the generosity of alumni, friends, and family, as well as grant funded scholarships, the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences was able to award over $330,000 in scholarships to deserving students in 2020–1.

Stocker to Present Workshops on R for Statistical Computing and Graphics

Russ Stocker of the Mathematical and Computer Sciences Department will offer a series of two online workshops on using R on October 1 and October 8, 2020, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Math Club to Meet Every Friday During Fall Semester

The IUP Math Club is for students with an interest in mathematics. The club schedules social activities for students and faculty members. Join us on Zoom for some fun and relaxation.

Mathematics Tutoring Via Zoom

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

Okisamen Publishes on Implementation of Runge-Kutta Algorithm

Aziegbemi Okisamen, a student in the MS in Applied Mathematics program, saw the publication of his co-authored work “On The Derivation and Implementation of a Fifth-Stage Fourth-Order Runge–Kutta Formula for Solving Initial Value Problems in Ordinary Differential Equations” in International Organization of Scientific Research Journal of Mathematics.

Walker and Wilson Publish Article Introducing Actuarial Science to High School Students

Janet Walker and senior secondary mathematics education major Chloe Wilson authored  “Introducing Actuarial Science to High School Students,” which appeared in the summer 2020 issue of Ohio Journal of School Mathematics.

Applied Math Graduate Student Wins Sheetz Intern Award

Aziegbemi “Okis” Okisamen, a graduate student in the MS in Applied Mathematics program, is the winner of the Sheetz Internz 2020 Greatest of All Team Internz Award.

Sharp and Long Publish and Host Twitter Chat on Matrices and Mathematical Practices

Brian Sharp and Valerie Long of the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences published “McCain’s Messages: Matrices and Mathematical Practices” in the Ohio Journal of School Mathematics and hosted a Twitter chat about the rticle at #octmchat.