Springtime on the Iowa State campus

Do you remember the awe-inspiring feeling you experienced when you first stepped foot onto Iowa State University’s stunning campus, embarking on your journey as a Cyclone? Back then, you couldn’t have predicted what your future held, but we in the Department of Mathematics knew you had the potential to make a difference.

We take immense pride in our alumni and friends who are making a meaningful impact in their respective fields around the globe.

Many of our esteemed alumni and friends remain connected to our department by generously supporting us through the Iowa State University Foundation. By donating to scholarships and other initiatives, they have made a significant difference in the lives of our students, enabling them to achieve their academic and career aspirations.

Alumni newsletters

The department has an active and committed group of alumni. Please explore our alumni newsletters.

Math Matters newsletter archive

2023, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016

Perseverance is key to success in mathematics. Don’t be too proud or too embarrassed to ask for help. You can never get too much practice in. Surround yourself with a network of people who you can help and who can help you.

Grant DeRocher (’14 mathematics)

Advisory council

The Mathematics Department Advisory Council advances the department and raise its profile nationally. The primary responsibilities of our council is to:

  • Provide recommendations to enhance our reputation as a top learning and research community.
  • Advise us on program direction and career trends.
  • Help us establish partnerships with key individuals and corporations.
  • Participate in our fundraising efforts.
  • Advocate for us both within Iowa State University and in the larger community.
A group standing beneath stone columns.
Back: Al Erisman, Don Pigozzi, Hal Schenck, and Bill Geddings.
Front: Tim Pennings, Kira Barclay, Barbara Janson, Bob Antol, and Scott Kongable.

Postcard from campus

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