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SCUDEM 2018 - Student Competition Using Differential Equation Models is a faculty development and student competition experience offered by SIMIODE - Systemic Initiative for Modeling Inquiry and Opportunities with Differential Equations - The event opens on 13 April 2018 when students select one of three modeling problems and use differential equations to produce a viable model over a week's time at their home institution. Coaches and teams then assemble on Saturday, 21 April 2018, at one of 100 local sites in the United States and beyond to share a team Executive Summary and formal Presentation for peer judging as well as student participation in a fun MathBowl. Awards follow.

Registration for coaches and teams is open 1 February - 1 April 2018. Complete information is available at, including problems posed, student submissions, awards, and MathBowl questions from SCUDEM 2017. You may also read about SCUDEM at

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Brian Winkel
Director - SIMIODE
January 24, 2018

The Great Lakes Analytics in Sports Conference will be held on June 21 at UW-Stevens Point. GLASC, which debuted last summer, is a one-day conference showcasing the latest concepts, research and innovations in the fast-growing field of sports analytics.

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Scott Tappa
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
January 9, 2018

The Metropolitan Mathemtics Club of Chicago is a group of math teachers and enthusiasts from the Chicago area that have a long tradition of gathering on several Friday nights between September and May for dinner, networking, and a talk. Click here for information regarding the next dinner meeting, and click here for the complete 2017-2018 schedule.

Matthew Moran
MMC President
August 31, 2017

Professor Emeritus of Mathematics John C. Currano, who passed away on October 20, 2016 at age 72. John began his career at Roosevelt University in February 1970, as he was completing his PhD in mathematics at the University of Chicago, and he served with distinction on the Roosevelt faculty until he retired in 2008. During his time at Roosevelt, John taught and mentored countless students and junior faculty, served as Chair of the College of Arts and Sciences Council and of the University Senate, received an NSF grant leading to the development of several statistics courses for mathematics and actuarial science majors, taught himself computer programming, and became the University's first webmaster. John is survived by his wife, daughters, grandchildren, brother and numerous friends. John's colleague, Professor Steve Cohen, remembers John as "an avid cyclist, often riding his bike to Roosevelt the 13 or so miles from his house. He was always someone you could count on to help out with the endless details of running the department. John was devoted to his daughters, wife, and church. He had a very gentle and unassuming personality and he is greatly missed."

Melanie Pivarski
Roosevelt University
October 6, 2017