News & Events
The School of Mathematical Sciences is full of busy people cooking up fun activities and interesting ways to engage with our community.
Professors awarded NSF grant
Dr. Jody Novak, Dr. Rob Powers and Dr. Frieda Parker, in collaboration with Oklahoma State University's Dr. Mike Oehrtman have received a 3-year, $1.17 Million grant to support research aimed at improving training of secondary math teachers. For the study, data will be collected from 24 expert high school teachers as they plan, teach, and reflect on lessons. Ultimately, the research may contribute to better means of developing and assessing secondary math teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching.
UNC Supercomputer Arrives
By the end of September 2015, UNC will own and operate an in-house 300-core High Performance Computing cluster, aka Supercomputer. The high-level computational capacity of the HPC cluster will be available to the UNC community for research and education in the areas of Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Meteorology, Physics, Statistics, etc. The cluster is funded by a National Science Foundation MRI grant awarded to Mehrgan Mostowfi as the PI, Seth Frietze and David Hydock from Biology and Wendy Flynn and David Lerach from Meteorology as the co-PIs.
Upcoming and Ongoing Events
Math Teachers’ Circle
Northern Colorado Math Teachers' Circle hosts dinner sessions for middle school teachers during the year and will host a summer workshop June 22-26, 2015 with the Rocky Mountain Math Teachers' Circle.
Each year, high school and middle school students from all over Colorado participate in the UNC Mathematics Contest. The first round is held in the fall in schools throughout the state, and then the top scorers from the first round are invited to the final round held on the UNC campus in January or February.
For all the latest news about the UNC Math Contest, including information on how to register, please visit http://www.mathcontest.unco.edu/.
Celebration of Mind
On October 21, 2015, the School of Mathematical Sciences will mark Martin Gardner's 101st birthday with the 6th annual Gathering for Gardner Celebration of Mind party. Last year, over 150 members of the university community enjoyed an evening of math puzzles, games and magic.
Join us every Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 in Ross 2090 for math fun and pizza.
Dr. Anton Dzhamay is coeditor of a third book of proceedings, Nonlinear Wave Equations: Analytic and Computational Techniques published by the American Mathematical Society in 2015.
Free open source textbook released
Dr. Oscar Levin has authored a Discrete Mathematics textbook. The book is freely available and completely open source, in an attempt to combat high textbook prices. More information and the free electronic version can be downloaded here.
Professor Receives Service Award
Dr. Ricardo Diaz received the 2014-15 College of Natural and Health Sciences Excellence in Service Award.
Professor receives Mentorship Award
Dr. Oscar Levin received the 2014-15 College of Natural and Health Sciences Faculty Mentor of the Year for Undergraduate Research award.
See the News Archives for photos, announcements, and news from prior years.