The NC State Mathematics Department is going from strength to strength, and now has multiple activties that would benefit from your support. There are many scholarships and awards for students; for a list go to the college scholarship page and scroll down to Department of Mathematics Funds. You can contribute to these and other funds either using the mathematics department pledge form or using the online college form. We would also like to draw your attention to two recent funds.
Kwangil Koh Lecture on Mathematics in Our Time Endowment
This public distinguished lecture series honors Dr. Kwangil Koh (1931 - 2009), a professor of Mathematics at NC State. The goal of the lecture series is to communicate the importance of mathematics and its impact on science, technology and society. The first Koh lecturer was Donald Saari, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Irvine, who spoke on "Mathematics and the mystery of dark matter" on April, 16, 2012. The second was Martin Golubitsky, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Physical Sciences at Ohio State, who spoke on "Patterns, patterns everywhere" on April 16, 2013. The third was Iain Couzin of Princeton, who spoke on "From democratic consensus to cannibalistic hordes: the principles of collective behavior" on April 14, 2014. The fourth was Frank Morgan, Webster Atwell '21 Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, who spoke on "Soap bubbles and mathematics" on April 14, 2015.
The Carl Meyer Graduate Student Travel Fund
This fund, set up in 2009, provides finds for graduate students to travel to conferences. This activity can have a crucial influence in a graduate student's career, facilitating all-important professional contacts during the last year or two of graduate study, and providing opportunities to publicize thesis research results.