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  • The 33rd Nebraska Math Day will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, hosted by the Department of Mathematics. Nebraska high schools are invited to join us for a day of engaging mathematics. Math Day consists of one individual and two team mathematics competitions. All students participate in a multiple-choice, preliminary exam called PROBE I (Problems Requiring Original and Brilliant Effort). The top 50 students then move on to take the now famous essay exam called PROBE II. The PROBE top 25 Nebraska high school students (sum of PROBE I and II) are awarded a total of $41,500 in one- or four-year scholarships to UNL.
  • KUMUNU, an annual conference for commutative algebraists in the Great Plains region named for its original participating institutions (the University of Kansas, the University of Missouri–Columbia, and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln) will be held Oct. 8-9, 2022.
  • Grace Farson named one of NSRI's strategic deterrence interns for 2022
  • Class of 2022 Student Spotlight: Concussions ice Cathcart’s hockey dreams, factor into his degree path in mathematics
  • The College of Arts and Sciences annually recognizes the outstanding achievements of its faculty and staff. Check out the awards received in our department.
  • Ken Ono, professor of mathematics at the University of Virginia, will give the 2022 Pi Mu Epsilon Lecture on April 13 at 4 p.m. in Avery 115, and it will also be streamed on Zoom (ID: 947 8772 9456; Password: MATH-CLUB). Ono will discuss the mathematical meaning of the Riemann hypothesis and why it matters. Along the way, he will tell tales of mysteries about prime numbers and highlight some recent advances.
  • Department earns the 2022 Chancellor's "Outstanding Contribution to the Status of Women Award" from the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women for Women's History Month.
  • Alumnus Eric Eager, vice president of research and development at Pro Football Focus, shares in an MAA blog about football’s lessons in academia and industry.
  • Read the 2021 edition of Math News
  • Associate professor Alexander Zupan was selected to be a Faculty Fellow for Student Success.
  • Fifty-eight years after the first woman earned a Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the honor of the 100th Ph.D. will be shared by three women graduating in May 2021. Juliana Bukoski, Elizabeth Carlson and Su Ji Hong will bring the number of women who have earned the Ph.D. from the Nebraska mathematics department to 100. Prior to the 21st century, only 50 Ph.Ds. in mathematics had been earned by women at UNL. Taran Funk and Robert Huben join Bukoski, Carlson and Hong as May 2021 Ph.D. recipients from mathematics.
  • Judy Walker earned the 2021 Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Department of Mathematics.
  • Jack Jeffries, assistant professor of mathematics, has received the department’s first-ever Faculty Early Career Development Program award from the National Science Foundation. Jeffries will use the $400,000, five-year grant to advance his research in commutative algebra, a field of abstract algebra that, at its heart, is focused on polynomials in many variables.
  • Congratulations to mathematics graduate student Molly Creager and undergraduate Diego Galvan on winning 2021 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.
  • Read the 2020 edition of Math News
  • Please read our department's COVID-19 Mitigation Plan for procedures.
  • AMS Blog: Mastery grading for future elementary teachers
  • A new resource by Professor of Mathematics Glenn Ledder allows students and the general public to conduct their own experiments to learn about the population dynamics of COVID-19. Ledder has developed a mathematical module to help people study these dynamics and make their own conclusions based on real-world scenarios. The model embeds a simple model designed specifically for the COVID-19 pandemic into an environment where students can easily design experiments and observe possible outcomes. The model can be a source for teachers who are struggling to find relevant course material during this time that helps their students learn about this defining moment in history.
  • On January 24, 2021, the 23rd annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics welcomed plenary speakers Dr. Cecilia Aragon, Dr. Ruth Haas and Dr. Talitha Washington to the first-ever online conference. See the home page for the plenary speakers' recorded videos.
  • On December 3, 2020, the 31st annual Math Day welcomed 41 schools and more than 400 students online for a day of fast-paced mathematics. Math Day 2.0 was a team competition in the form of a Swiss-system bowl tournament where teams were given four to five rounds of play.
  • Graduate student Collin Victor earned a National Science Foundation award
  • AMS Blog: Teaching math in prison
  • Lincoln Journal Star: Following gerrymandering court cases, UNL class looks at the underlying math
  • Willa Cather Professor of Mathematics Mark Walker has been named an American Mathematical Society Fellow
  • Active-learning strategies proving integral to calculus success
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