November 2012 Alumni Newsletter
Alina Duca and Mansoor Haider win Cox Award
Mathematics faculty Alina Duca and Mansoor Haider are the 2013 winners of NC State's Gertrude Cox Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology. The award recognizes the redesign of MA 341 Applied Differential Equations I by Professors Duca and Haider. The redesign incorporates Moodle, WeBWorK, and Livescribe technologies to support student-centered learning.
Rachel Levy receives Alder Award
The Mathematical Association of America has chosen NC State Math Ph.D. Rachel Levy, associate professor at Harvey Mudd College, to receive its 2013 Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning Faculty Member. The award honors up to three U.S. or Canadian college faculty each year whose teaching "is effective and extraordinary and extends its influence beyond the classroom." In 2010 one of the winners was NC State Math Ph.D. Kathleen Fowler, associate professor at Clarkson University. (More)
Math Ph.D. Sabrina Hessinger works to improve STEM teaching in Georgia
NC State Math Ph.D. Sabrina Hessinger, associate professor of mathematics at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, and her colleagues have used an NSF grant to help thousands of Georgia K-12 teachers to improve their STEM teaching. An article in SCOPE magazine describes her work.
Paur and Fenn recognized for teaching
Two Mathematics Department faculty, Sandra Paur and Molly Fenn, have received 2013 NC State teaching awards. Professor Paur was named an Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor. This title is one of the most prestigious awarded by NC State for excellence in teaching. Professor Fenn received an Outstanding Teacher Award.
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SAS Hall, New Home of the Mathematics and Statistics Departments
The Mathematics and Statistics Departments moved into state-of-the-art SAS Hall in May 2009. An article in the PAMS magazine SCOPE tells how the new building is changing life in the two departments.The story behind SAS hall is here. More SAS Hall photos here. Photos by Ted Branoff of SAS Hall under construction are here.
Mathematics Graduation Ceremony
The NC State Mathematics Graduation Reception was held May 10, 2013, in SAS Hall. Photos and video of the event are here
Kwangil Koh Lecture on Mathematics in our Time
Martin Golubitsky, Distinguished Professor of Natural and Mathematics Sciences at the Ohio State University, was the guest speaker for the Koh Lecture series on April 16, 2013. He spoke on symmetry in the formation of patterns in physical systems and the role of network architecture in the dynamics of coupled systems. Video of the colloquium is available online. Photos from the reception are online.
Mathematics 2013 Awards Ceremony
The Mathematics Department held its awards ceremony for math graduate and undergraduate students on April 22, 2013. Photos are available online.
Retirement Party for Dr. Bob White and Dr. Amassa Fauntleroy
A Retirement Party was held for both Dr. Bob White and Dr. Amassa Fauntleroy on April 24, 2013. Photos of the celebration are available online.
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