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Spring 2008 - Section News

ROSE-HULMAN UNDERGRADUATE MATH CONFERENCE
April 11-12th 2008

The goal of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Conference on Undergraduate Mathematics is to spotlight and celebrate the accomplishments and work of undergraduate mathematicians. We typically invite three talks from professional mathematicians, but all other talks are contributed by undergraduate students on mathematical topics. Appropriate material for contributed talks runs the gamut from challenging class projects to expository talks on interesting mathematical topics to work done with a faculty member or research done in an REU.

Invited Speakers:

  • Dr. John F. Hamilton, Jr.- Photographic Science and Technology Center, Kodak Research Labs, Rochester, NY
    He will talk on Industrial Mathematics and Digitial Imaging and Mathematics
  • Dr. Dan Isaksen - Department of Mathematics, Wayne State University. Detroit MI
    He will talk on Quaternions, Octonions, and Beyond

News from the Campuses of

Franklin College,   IPFW,   Indiana Wesleyan University,   Rose-Hulman,   Wabash College

Editor's Note: I know that there is more happening in the Section. Please make sure that the News on your Campus gets submitted to the Newsletter!!

FRANKLIN COLLEGE - Franklin, Indiana

Franklin College's mathematicians are playing prominent campus roles this year.  John Boardman and Robert Talbert are serving on the two top elected faculty committees, with John one of three members of the Steering Committee and Robert one of three on the campus-wide Promotion and Tenure Committee.  Kerry Smith is in his second year as chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computing, while Dan Callon completed a six-year stint as Head of the Division of Business, Computing, and Mathematics and now is coordinator of the newly implemented Liberal Arts curriculum.

Students Jennifer Redicker and Matt Poisel completed independent study projects and presented them at student conferences, while students Craig Roth, president of the Math-Computing Club, and Jamie Mathews are part of a team conducting a semester-long statistical consulting project for Big Brothers - Big Sisters of Central Indiana.     TOP

   

INDIANA UNIVERSITY PURDUE UNIVERSITY FORT WAYNE - Fort Wayne, Indiana

Professors William Frederick, Douglas Townsend, and W. Douglas Weakley will be on sabbatical leave during the spring semester    TOP

INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY - Marion, Indiana

The Indiana Wesleyan Mathematics Department is pleased to welcome Daniel Kiteck, who will join us in August 2008.  Mr. Kiteck will finish his Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky in May, doing a thesis in algebra and logic.  Since 2000, the department has grown from two faculty and 27 undergraduate majors to five faculty and 53 majors.     TOP

ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - Terre Haute, Indiana

Allen Broughton, Rose-Hulman Mathematics Dept Head will be on sabbatical during the spring, with David Finn as the interim department head during his absense.    TOP

WABASH COLLEGE - Crawfordsville, Indiana

Passing of Paul Mielke, long time faculty member at Wabash and member of the Indiana Section of the MAA (see the column submitted by Mike Axtell from the Wabash College website - read more)

In other department news, Prof. Will Turner was awarded tenure at Wabash College in December. Prof. Turner received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Physics from Iowa State University, his masters in Applied Mathematics from Iowa State University, and his Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics from North Carolina State University. Prof. Turner joined the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Wabash in 2002 and has taught numerous math and CS courses since then.    TOP

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