Spring 2014 News from the Campuses of . . .
FRANKLIN COLLEGE - Franklin, Indiana
Professors John Boardman and Dan Callon have been awarded sabbaticals for the upcoming academic year.
- Dr. Boardman will use the Fall of 2014 to discuss technology in mathematics education with K-12 schools, potential employers, and other higher ed. Institutions, and he plans to synthesize the information and use it to modify, enhance, and assess the use of technology throughout the FC mathematics curriculum.
- Dr. Callon will take the Spring of 2015 to meet with alumni, potential employers, community leaders, and people from higher education to better enhance the FC mathematics professional development program. This process is a follow-up to his previous sabbatical work which directly resulted in the current professional development program in mathematics.
Recent FC mathematics seniors and graduates are doing the following:
- Derek Linn '13 completed an undergraduate research project with Dr. Gash and is now teaching at Whiteland High School.
- Hilary Hauguel '13 completed an undergraduate research project with Dr. Gash and is now pursuing a Masters in Statistics from Miami University (OH).
- Patrick Sharpe '13 interned at Caterpillar in 2012 -2013, where he is currently employed.
- Matt Brems '13 interned at Heritage Environmental in 2011-2012. Matt also completed a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in mathematics at Grand Valley State University during the summer of 2012, and is pursuing his Ph.D. in statistics at The Ohio State University.
- Dillon Sayman '14 interned at Caterpillar in 2013-2014 and is currently employed at NCR in Atlanta, GA.
- Kyle Linville '14 interned at OneAmerica during the summer of 2013.
- Zach Beasley '14 interned at Bilingual Community Church in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, during the summer of 2013.
- Kyle Keller '14 interned at Cummins during the summer of 2013.
- Braden Speer '15 co-oped at Crane Division during the summers of 2012 and 2013.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY - PURDUE UNIVERSITY FORT WAYNE - Fort Wayne, Indiana
Yihao Deng and Betsy Berry are on Sabbatical.
Congratulations to Prof. Lowell Beineke on being awarded a 2014 Certificate for Meritorious Service from the MAA.
IPFW math major and Women's Basketball player Amanda Hyde was named to the 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-America ® Division I Women's Basketball First Team, the first IPFW student-athlete on an Academic All-America first team. She was interviewed for this ESPN blog post: http://espn.go.com/blog/womens-basketball/post/_/id/820/james-madison-takes-over-top-spot-in-mid-major-poll TOP
ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - Terre Haute, Indiana
On April 11 and 12th, 2014 (a Friday afternoon and Saturday morning), Rose-Hulman will host the 31st iteration of its annual Undergraduate Mathematics Conference. The goal of this conference is to spotlight and celebrate the work of undergraduate mathematicians. Student talks are 20 minutes in length and there is no registration fee. We will also have panel discussions on mathematical careers and graduate school. Moreover, thanks to the generosity of various sponsors, we are able to provide free hotel rooms for the first 40 nonlocal students who register. This year we have three invited talks from two professional mathematicians, David Womble from Sandia National Labs and Ralph Smith from NC State University. The conference web page is at http://www.rose-hulman.edu/class/ma/web/mathconf/2014/index.shtml. Students who wish to speak can submit an abstract anytime up to April 7, 2014. TOP
VALPARIASO UNIVERSITY - Valparaiso, Indiana
Valparaiso University will have two new associate professors in the fall. Daniel Maxim and Lara Pudwell were both approved for tenure and promotion. Lara will also receive the Henry L. Alder Award at MathFest this summer. TOP
WABASH COLLEGE - Crawfordsville, Indiana
Esteban Poffald is on sabbatical this semester. TOP