News & Events

The School of Mathematical Sciences is full of busy people cooking up fun activities and interesting ways to engage with our community.

Upcoming Events

Math Teachers CircleMath 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. For more about NoCoMTC, see the latest newsletter about MTC.

Recent News

Gulden KarakokRUME Conference
The School of Mathematical Sciences served as the host institution of the Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics held in Denver in February 2014. Dr. Gulden Karakok, Assistant Professor, served as the local organizer.


Math ContestMathematics Contest
In January 2014, 180 high school and middle school students from all over Colorado took the second  round of the 22nd annual University of Northern Colorado Mathematics Contest.  The top scoring students will be honored at an awards banquet in April of 2014, and a new First Round Contest will commence in October 2014.
For all the latest news about the UNC Math Contest, including information on how to register, please visit

Professor wins Research Award
Dr. Anton Dzhamay received the 2013-14 College of Natural and Health Sciences Excellence in Scholarship Award.

Professor wins Leadership Award
Dr. Jodie Novak received the 2013-14 College of Natural and Health Sciences Excellence in Leadership Award.

Grant Writing Fellowship
Dr. Gulden Karakok received the Sponsored Research Fellowship through the Office of Sponsored Programs. This fellowship provides an excellent opportunity for increasing knowledge and skills in grantsmanship, reassigned time for grant development, and a stipend during Summer 2014. Dr. Karakok will be working to expand research on Transfer of Learning.


Anton DzhamayBook Publication
Dr. Anton Dzhamay was coeditor of the book of proceedings Algebraic and Geometric Aspects of Integrable Systems and Random Matrices published by the American Mathematical Society in 2013.

Gathering for Gardner
On October 21, 2013, the School of Mathematical Sciences marked Martin Gardner's 99th birthday with the 4th annual Gathering for Gardner Celebration of Mind party. Over 150 members of the university community enjoyed an evening of math puzzles, games and magic.

Mike OehrtmanNSF Tues Grant
Dr. Michael Oehrtman received funding from the National Science Foundation to develop and evaluate an instructor support system for his calculus materials, CLEAR Calculus. The project develops the concepts in calculus around a small number of fundamental and powerful ideas in a way that is both conceptually accessible to students and mathematically rigorous.

Bob HeinyProfessor wins Teaching Awards
Dr. Robert Heiny received the 2012-13 University Teaching Excellence in Undergraduate Education Award as well as the College of Natural and Health Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award.

More Memories

See the News Archives for photos, announcements, and news from prior years.

Contact Information

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