Hal Schenck has been appointed as Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematics effective August 16, 2017. Currently a professor in the Mathematics Department at the University of Illinois, he has been honored for his excellence in teaching and service. Schenck received both his masters and doctoral degrees in mathematics from Cornell University. He … Continue reading Schenck named new chair
Dawn Walker, Academic Advisor to first and second year students in the Mathematics and Statistics departments, will be awarded the ISU Award for Early Achievement in Academic Advising. This award reflects Walker’s commitment to Iowa State, professional reputation, and esteem among peers. Walker will be formally recognized at the University Awards Ceremony.
Gamma Iota Sigma, the only international business fraternity for students of insurance, risk management and actuarial science, has approved a charter chapter at Iowa State University, thanks to the efforts of Carter Kemmet (’17 statistics), Rahul Parsa, senior lecturer in the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems in the College of Business, and Xuan … Continue reading Gamma Iota Sigma chapter to start at Iowa State
Pablo Raúl Stinga, assistant professor in mathematics, has been awarded funding for his upcoming conference: Nonlocal School on Fractional Equations – NSFE 2017, from the Institute from Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). In addition to providing funding, the IMA will list the conference on their website. The conference, which brings together experts in Modeling, Regularity … Continue reading Stinga receives IMA PI Conference Award
Congratulations to Alexander Champagne who was selected as a pre-service educator STEM scholarship winner from the NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium. The award is given to support outstanding undergraduate students pursuing a degree in education for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in support of NASA’s mission. "Mr. Champagne has demonstrated excellence in all coursework … Continue reading Alexander Champagne awarded pre-service educator STEM scholarship
Last week the department celebrated the end of the semester with a table of treats at the department holiday gathering. At the event, Gail Johnston was honored on her retirement. Johnston joined the math department in 1994 and has been a long-time leader of the Elementary Mathematics Education group. She has been an inspiration to … Continue reading Holiday festivities and saying goodbye
"Hopf algebras are now on the syllabus at Starfleet Academy," said Jonathan Smith, professor of mathematics. Pictured above, Isaac Wass presents his solution for a Hopf algebra assignment in costume for Halloween. Piles of candy were ready for trig-or-treaters stopping by 400 Carver. The five-year tradition encourages students to visit the math department for "trig-or-treating," … Continue reading Halloween festivities around the department