In April, several Math students participated in the Northern California Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, held at California State University, Chico. Undergraduate students and faculty from northern California and southern Oregon universities, colleges and community colleges were invited to showcase their achievements, thus giving aspiring mathematicians an opportunity to present their work in a supportive environment.
The conference included student presentations, a career panel discussion, a poster session, a game/puzzle room, a “best math joke” competition, and other activities.
Dr. Kemble Yates led a contingent of more then ten students to the conference. Impressively, eight of the 18 presentations at the conference were made by SOU students. Representing the Math department were: Drusilla Hebert, Matthew Keeling, Jem Kloor, Evan Lasley, Corey Metcalfe, Sage Shaw, Elizabeth Wallace and Rosemary Wall.
See what our Math department is involved with this coming weekend. For more information contact: Kemble Yates, Southern Oregon University, email@example.com, (541) 552-6578; or Jeff Haag, Humboldt State University, firstname.lastname@example.org, (707) 826-5345. http://www.humboldt.edu/sojmc/
Larry Shrewsbury Participates in The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi’s 2012 Biennial Convention
BATON ROUGE, La. — Larry Shrewsbury, instructor in the mathematics department at Southern Oregon University, represented the university’s chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi–the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines–at its 2012 biennial convention in St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 10-11. Continue reading
Kenneth Ribet, a noted professor of mathematics from UC Berkley, will give two lectures on Friday, June 1. The first at 10:30am in Taylor 29/30 is entitled “Elliptic Curves.” It will address elliptic curves across fields within mathematics as well as demonstrating a free and handy program called sage that can help anyone who needs to calculate elliptic curves (www.sagemath.org). Continue reading
A now retired SOU math professor, Ron Steffani, along with the help of local high school teachers, created something novel to the southern Oregon area during the 1971-1972 academic year: a math league. The Southern Oregon Math League (SOML) was not just about providing students with more intellectual pastimes but Steffani believed “kids needed something to compete in besides sports,” as Larry Shrewsbury, the professor of mathematics in charge of the SOML competitions, states. In SOML’s first year, only four schools took part in the events with a total of five teams of six students competing. Continue reading
SOU now offers a Professional Science Master’s Degree (PSM) in Applied Mathematics, combining advanced applied theory with business and communication skills in order to produce highly sought-after graduates. Continue reading