Ralph Smith named Distinguished Professor
NC State University has appointed Professor Ralph Smith a
Distinguished Professor of Mathematics. The position of Distinguished
Professor recognizes faculty members who have "achieved recognition
well above the criteria for full professor and [are] considered one of
the best scholars in their discipline." Smith was recognized for his
research in modeling and control of smart material systems, including
the development of an influential unified theory that describes
hysteresis in ferroic materials. He is the fourth member of the
Mathematics Department to be appointed to one of NC State's
Professorships of Distinction. The others are Distinguished University
Professor and Drexel Professor H. T. Banks, Drexel Professor Tim
Kelley, and Distinguished Professor Steve Campbell.
Thomas F. Gordon, 1918 - 2014
Tom Gordon, who taught mathematics at NC State from the 1960's until
1985, passed away in Raleigh on July 24. He was 96. Col. Gordon, a
World War II veteran, was one of four retired military officers who
joined the NC State Mathematics Department during the 1960s after
earning Master of Teaching degrees. Col. Gordon's degree was from
Duke. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he supervised new
teaching assistants for many years. An obituary is here.
Eye curvature research featured
Research by Professor Mansoor Haider and Ph.D. student Micaela Mendlow
on computing eye curvature from imaging data is featured in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue Sciences at
NC State, a publication of the College of Sciences. Haider and
Mendlow are working with Bioptigen, a Research Triangle Park company
founded by NC State physics alumnus Eric Buckland, which makes imaging
systems used in ophthalmology.
De Los Reyes wins Astronaut Scholarship
Junior applied mathematics and physics major Mithi (Mia) De Los Reyes has been named the 2014 NC State Astronaut Scholarship winner. Astronaut Scholarships are awarded annually by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation to one student at each of 27 leading US universities. They are intended "to ensure that the United States would maintain its leadership in science and technology by supporting some of the very best science and engineering college students." Mia is also a Park Scholar and has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship.
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SAS Hall, 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.
NC State Mathematics Awards Program
The Mathematics Department held their Honors/Awards program on April 21, 2014. Photos are available online.
NC State Mathematics Graduation
The Mathematics Departmental Graduation was held on Friday, May 9 at 3:00 p.m. in 2203 SAS Hall. Pictures and video from the graduation are online.
Today's Events (09-02-2014)
Association for Women in Mathematics
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in 4th floor commons
AWM Brown Bag Lunch