In December 2021, 15 ISU students took the William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Exam, the premier collegiate mathematics competition in North America. The exam consists of 12 problems (10 points each) completed over two 3-hour sessions. In most years the median score is less than one full correct problem. This year almost 3000 students competed from … Continue reading Putnam Mathematics Exam Results
Sonia Kovalevsky was a pioneer for women in mathematics and science. Despite her obvious talent for mathematics, Sonia Kovalevsky could not complete her education in Russia. She had to emigrate to Germany because women were not allowed to attend universities in Russia at that time. She was the first woman to obtain a PhD in … Continue reading Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day 2022
Timothy McNicholl, professor of mathematics, has been awarded the Scott Hanna Professorship in Mathematics by Iowa State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. McNicholl was selected for his outstanding contributions to university teaching, research and service as well as to the larger field of mathematics. This award was created after the late Scott Hanna … Continue reading Timothy McNicholl recognized for teaching, research and service excellence
Xuan Hien Nguyen, associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, has been named the Dio Lewis Holl Chair in Applied Mathematics in recognition of her outstanding teaching practices. Please read more about this achievement here.
Xuan Hien Nguyen, Associate Professor and Coordinator for Actuarial Science, Department of Mathematics, was honored with the 2022 Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics Women Impacting ISU Calendar Award. Initiated in 2007 by the Catt Associates student leadership organization and funded by Iowa State’s Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, … Continue reading Xuan Hien Nguyen receives 2022 Woman Impacting ISU Calendar Award
Congratulations to our undergraduate student Henry Simmons for being accepted to the Spring 2022 Budapest Semesters in Mathematics (BSM) Program – a study-abroad program for North American undergraduate students in Budapest, Hungary. Henry grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. He is currently a Junior at Iowa State, majoring in mathematics with a minor in computer science. He is also … Continue reading ISMaRT Student Accepted to Spring 2022 Budapest Semesters in Mathematics