• Kris Lee of the math department leads students in a tiling and pattern exercise using colorful foam tiles at a table in the Memorial Union.
    STEM Initiatives and the Wonderful World of Mathematics

    From investigating how culture affects math in classrooms, to hosting math circles for high school students and implementing active learning methods, the math department at Iowa State is fulfilling the call to increase STEM interest and achievement in order to make Iowa a leader in STEM education and workforce development. Read More

  • Mathematics graduate students and MOCA members (counter-clockwise from top) Michael Dairyko, Derek Young, Chassidy Bozeman, Erica Johnson, Shanise Walker and assistant professor Michael Young in the mathematics reading room standing by a wall filled with shelves of books.
    MOCA boosts student retention and success at Iowa State

    The primary goal of the Mathematicians of Color Alliance, better known as MOCA, is to recruit and retain underrepresented graduate students. But this student organization is doing much more to mentor and help students make Iowa State home. Read More

  • Heather Bolles works with a group of students.
    Bolles brings active learning to mathematics education

    Heather Bolles uses Team-Based Learning to engage students and improve their understanding of mathematics. Read More

  • Iowa State sends nineteen to AMS Conference

    Iowa State sent nineteen graduate students and faculty to the American Mathematical Society Fall Sectional meeting in Minneapolis to present research and network with colleagues from other universities. Read More

  • Math Circle inspires students to think creatively

    The Iowa State University Math Circle inspires creative thinking and introduces young students to new forms of mathematical thinking. Read More

  • Divide and conquer

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

  • 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. Read More