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Departmental Scholarships for the Academic Year 2012-2013

Eileen Seely Jurgenson Scholarship awarded to Elizabeth Gorden and Warren Smith.

Noreen and Steve Linney Scholarships awarded to Deanna Carlson, Leah Lumley and Anne Philippsen.

James A. Anderson Mathematics Scholarships awarded to Aaron Zschunke.

Gary and Wendy Rockswold Mathematics Scholarships awarded to Tyler Metzger and Evan Vidden.

Francis Hatfield Mathematics Scholarship awarded to Sydney Temple.

Larry Pearson Memorial Scholarship awarded to Moyang Chen.


Faculty News

August 2012 - We welcome Dr. Brandon Rowekamp, Mr. Matthew Priem and Mrs. Ashley Priem as fixed-term instructors to our department.


July 2012 - Summer Topology Conference

The department will host the 27th Annual Summer Conference on Topology and it Applications. More information can be found at the conference webpage.


Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

In cooperation with MSRI, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics will be hosting a Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival for local area teachers and students on November 12, 2011. More information can be found at the event webpage.


Faculty News

August 2011 - Dr. Ruijun Zhao has joined our department in the area of applied mathematics. We also welcome Mr. Jeff Ford, Ms. Jenna Greenwell and Mr. Mamfe Osafo as fixed-term instructors to our department.


Come and join us to celebrate the Pi-day!

The MSU, Mankato Math Club & Department of Mathematics & Statistics Presents A piece of Pi. See announcement.
March 14th 1:59pm (3.14159 .),
Monday at Wissink Hall #291

Annual MSU High School Mathematics Contest

Flyer announcing the 38th Annual MSU High School Mathematics Contest for April 19, 2011.
Registration form for the 38th Annual MSU High School Mathematics Contest.

The 38th Annual MSU High School Mathematics Contest was held on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Minnesota State University, Mankato. About 120 students competed, representing 11 high schools from Minnesota and Iowa. The contest is an individual and team competition. Awards are given to the top finishing teams, while individuals are able to earn scholarship awards to MSU Mankato along with mathematical software and books. Also, honor certificates were awarded to students scoring in the top 15%, and merit certificates were awarded to students in the 16 - 30 percentile.

Individual Awards
First Place Shi-Ke XueIowa City West High School
Second PlaceMatt StaibIowa City West High School
Third PlacePatrick TierneyIowa City West High School
Team Awards
First PlaceIowa City West High SchoolMatt Staib
Shi-Ke Xue
Patrick Tierney
David Ahn
Kabir Abiose
Second PlaceMounds View High SchoolTao Wu
David Petersen
Qian Chen
John Ke
David Liu
Third PlaceMankato East High SchoolJosh Warnemunde
Stephen Iverson
Ryan Colakovic
Ren Smith
Kristina Krause

Departmental Scholarships for the Academic Year 2010-2011

Eileen Seely Jurgenson Scholarship awarded to Allison Wanzek.

Noreen and Steve Linney Scholarships awarded to Elizabeth Schieler, Lindsay Stepan and Anthony Abbott.

James A. Anderson Mathematics Scholarships awarded to Sara DeBoer and Nicholas Compton.

Gary and Wendy Rockswold Mathematics Scholarships awarded to Andrew Doran, Brianna Olson and Katie Groskreutz.

Francis Hatfield Mathematics Scholarship awarded to Sarah Painter.


Faculty News

August 2010 - Dr. Han Wu has joined our department in the area of mathematical statistics. We also welcome Mr. Bill Lee, Mr. Matt Priem and Mr. Binod Shrestha as fixed-term instructors to our department.


Departmental Colloquium

"Mathematical Modeling of Motion Detection in Fly's Visual Cortex" by Dr. Baili Chen, Gustavus Adolphus College. Tuesday, Apr. 27th, 4:00 pm in WH 286.
Note refreshments will be available in WH 286 at 3:30.


Math Club

The MSU Math Club meets on Wednesday at 5 pm in Wissink 291. The Math Club will look at problems introduced by the members and prepare teams for the MAA/NCS Contest. Everyone is welcome to join us. For more information contact Dr. Namyong Lee (email: namyong.lee@mnsu.edu, phone: 389-1424, office: Wissink 245). Click to see sample problems from past MAA/NCS contests and MAA Putnam Competitions. For more information go to Math Club.


SAMER

The Student Association for Mathematical Experiences in Research exposes students to research in mathematics through interaction with faculty. SAMER meets regularly throughout the academic year. For more information contact Dr. In-Jae Kim (email: in-jae.kim@mnsu.edu, phone: 389-5908, office: Wissink 248) or go to SAMER.


Tutoring

Free walk-in tutoring for Math 098, 110, 112, 113, 115, 121, 122, 127, 180, 181, 201, 202, and 223 is available in the Center for Academic Success ML 0132. Hours are 9 am - 8 pm, Monday-Wednesday, 9 am - 4 pm, Thursday, and 9 am - 2 pm, Friday. Check their website at CAS Tutoring or call 389-1791.

Departmental tutors are available on a walk-in basis in Wissink 255 many hours of the week Monday through Thursday with more limited hours on Friday. Check the departmental office's bulletin board for the most up-to-date schedule.


Prerequisites for Math 112, 113, 115, 121, 130, 201 and Stat 154

Completion of a college level math course (at MSU or another institution) in Category 4 of the general education requirements does not necessarily mean a student has met the prerequisite requirements for these courses. Please review the math placement policy at Center for Academic Success