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Sonya Kovalevsky Mathematics Day

Sonya Kovalevsky Mathematics Day took place in Carver Hall on April 9. Around 65 girls from middle schools around central Iowa took part in the event, which was run by volunteer faculty and graduate students. Here they all are on the steps of Beardshear Hall.

Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day 2022

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

April 9, 2022, 10:00am-2:00pm | Carver Hall

Timothy McNicholl recognized for teaching, research and service excellence

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

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Don Pigozzi, a long-time member of the Department of Mathematics at Iowa State University.

Don was born on June 29, 1935 in Oakland, California. Following in the footsteps of his older brother Leo, he enrolled in U.C. Berkeley in 1953. He earned a B.S. in Physics in 1958, and, after a stint in the armed forces, a Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1970. His thesis adviser was the legendary logician … Continue reading It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Don Pigozzi, a long-time member of the Department of Mathematics at Iowa State University.

Xuan Hien Nguyen receives 2022 Woman Impacting ISU Calendar Award

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

Pablo Raúl Stinga receives 2021 Ames Chamber of Commerce FUEL Story County 4 Under 40 Award

Pablo Raúl Stinga, Associate Professor and Director of Diversity, Department of Mathematics, was honored with the Ames Chamber of Commerce FUEL Story County 4 Under 40 Award. The 4 Under 40 Awards capture the spirit of extraordinary young professionals in the Ames community, by recognizing those individuals who take the mission of FUEL Story County … Continue reading Pablo Raúl Stinga receives 2021 Ames Chamber of Commerce FUEL Story County 4 Under 40 Award

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After comparing 17.5 million strategies, researchers validate CDC’s vaccine rollout recommendation

“The CDC strategy did really well when we compared it to all the other possible strategies, especially in preventing deaths across age groups,” said Claus Kadelka, an assistant professor of mathematics and the corresponding author of the paper published in PLOS ONE. “Our research shows the CDC’s higher prioritization of frontline essential workers, people in … Continue reading After comparing 17.5 million strategies, researchers validate CDC’s vaccine rollout recommendation

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ISMaRT Student Accepted to Spring 2022 Budapest Semesters in Mathematics

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