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Michael Young awarded Big 12 Faculty Fellowship

Congratulations to Michael Young, assistant professor of mathematics, on receiving a Big 12 Faculty Fellowship award. Young will visit John Goldwasser, professor of mathematics at West Virgina Univeristy, in the spring of 2017 to collaborate on two projects: a switching problem on a graph and a polychromatic coloring of graphs problem. Goldwasser is a former … Continue reading Michael Young awarded Big 12 Faculty Fellowship

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Divide and conquer

In honor of National Teacher Day: Senior lecturer Chris Schultz helps students make friends (or at least frenemies) with math.

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Risky business: Studying math to become an actuary

Alec Filak (mathematics and statistics, ’15) knew he was good at math, but he wasn’t sure how that skill could translate into a career. So he took a few math classes his freshman year and quickly learned a math degree could open doors to many great jobs.

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Lee Altenberg: The Deep Connection between Mutational Robustness and Mutational Time Dynamics

Lee Altenberg (KLI, Austria) The Deep Connection between Mutational Robustness and Mutational Time Dynamics. The production of genetic variation is essential for the evolutionary process, but inescapably much of this variation is deleterious, and depresses the average fitness of a population below its maximal value. Haldane (1937) found for some simple models that, counterintuitively, this … Continue reading Lee Altenberg: The Deep Connection between Mutational Robustness and Mutational Time Dynamics

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Howard Levine named AAAS Fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is recognizing six Iowa State University researchers for their distinguished work in neuroscience, math, biochemistry, livestock genomics, physics and crop genomics.