Connie Steffen has been awarded the LAS Staff ExCYllence Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Her nominator spoke of her advocacy for the staff in the mathematics department. It takes a fully committed staff to serve students well and we can’t thank her enough for the work she does! She will receive … Continue reading Connie Steffen awarded LAS Staff ExCYllence Award
Heather Bolles, senior lecturer in mathematics, received a Miller Grant for her research on team-based calculus courses. The research develops recommendations for improving student experiences and outcomes in team-based learning calculus courses and other courses that use a cooperative approach to instruction. The Miller Grant is co-sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Learning and … Continue reading Heather Bolles receives Miller Grant
The 78th William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition was held in December 2017. The exam is the preeminent undergraduate mathematics competition in the United States and Canada, involving two 3-hour sessions solving 12 problems. This year Matthew Slane (’18 computer science and mathematics) finished in the top 500 for individuals. In addition, the team of Gavin … Continue reading Students earn high honors in Putnam Exam
A number of scholarships are available to undergraduate math majors. Details are online. The deadline for applying is March 1. If you have any promising candidates, please encourage them to apply, or nominate them to Kris Lee.
Shanise Walker, graduate student of mathematics, was one of the winners of the AWM poster session in the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego. The poster session was part of a larger workshop including a reception, luncheon and a mentoring session where workshop participants had the opportunity to meet with other women mathematicians at all … Continue reading Shanise Walker winner in AWM poster session
Misa Hamanaka, a sophomore in mathematics with a focus on education, presented research done for her First-Year Honors Program at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in San Diego. This research was done jointly with Marie Hardt (another student) and Steve Butler (faculty mentor).
The math department at Iowa State hosts two sage servers: sage.math.iastate.edu sage2.math.iastate.edu These can be useful for running computations or doing experiments for research, as well as a tool in doing homework. Unlike the free online version of SAGE this does not have time limits involved and computations can run for days or even weeks. … Continue reading SAGE server at Iowa State