The Mathematics Department offers a broad, in-depth curriculum for exploring all aspects of mathematics – including quantities, changes, abstraction, structure and space – through small, engaging classroom settings. Within the department there is a great sense of discovery and collaboration as students and faculty are active in research, journal publication, conference presentations, mathematics competitions and many have received distinguished awards and recognition.

Research

is an integral part of the program and is incorporated into coursework as well as ongoing, unique research solutions outside of the classroom. In addition to collaborative research projects with faculty, students are highly active in the Math Club where they have the opportunity to discuss mathematics, solve problems and participate in social activities. A dedicated tutoring facility, great professor accessibility and the encouragement of open discussions in the classroom all contribute to a nurturing and supportive learning environment that lends a deep exploration of mathematics. Graduates are poised to excel in graduate programs and have become highly successful alumni who are skilled educators, actuaries, engineers, financial mathematicians and more.

Three faculty members from the Mathematics Department, Tammy Fitting, Tim Harms, and Tammie Schmiess attended the MN Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, April 30th –May 2nd. Recent mathematics education graduates: Andria Kelly, Mike Erickson, Nick Hanson, Fernando Zamora along with Professor Tim Harms presented “Sharing First Year Teaching and Mentoring Experiences” May 2nd in […]

Sayel Ali, Ellen Fagerstrom, Damiano Fulghesu, and Justin James, mathematics, attended the spring meeting of the North Central Section of the Mathematical Association of America April 24-25 on the Winona State University campus. Fulghesu gave a talk about a joint work with Ali about the concept of frame in differential geometry. Section mathematicians from Minnesota, […]

Wednesday, April 29 | 3-3:50 p.m. | Bridges 268 Featuring MSUM student Monica Maus The Mathematics Undergraduate Seminar Series presents a seminar by Monica Maus on “Young Tableaux and the Robinson-Schensted-Knuth Correspondence”. Young Tableaux are combinatorial objects that make appearances in a range of mathematical topics. We will discuss what a Young tableaux is and […]

Wednesday, April 22 | 3-3:50 p.m. | Bridges 268 Featuring MSUM student Josiah Reiswig The Mathematics Undergraduate Seminar Series presents a seminar by Josiah Reiswig on “k-Dependence on Hexagonal Boards.” Combinatorial chessboard problems are a commonly studied topic in recreational mathematics. Rather than a standard chessboard, we examine one such problem using a rhomboidal board […]