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August 2013

Dr. Aparna Higgins will receive the Mathematical Association of America Certificate of Meritorious Service. This award is in recognition of Dr. Higgins' many leadership roles in the MAA, most notably her involvement with Project NExT. The certificate will be presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore in January 2014.

May 2013

Dr. Muhammad Usman has been granted tenure and promotion to Associate Professor, and Dr. Atif Abueida has been promoted to Professor, effective Fall 2013.

The following students have been inducted to the Dayton's Ohio Zeta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon: Katherine Campbell, Christopher Cole, Michelle Connor, Brittney Dietz, Dan Espisito, Rachel Lawless, Luke McCrate, Samantha Potocek, Claire Sonneborn and Elizabeth Yorka.

The 2013 recipient of the department's Award of Excellence in Support of Mathematics is Alyssa Lesko.

The recipient of the 2013 Brother Joseph W. Stander, S.M., Award of Excellence goes to Alan Rozanski. This award of excellence goes to a graduating senior in the teacher licensure program with a principal teaching field in mathematics.

The co-recipients of the 2013 Sophomore Award for Excellence in Mathematics are Rachel Lawless and Luke McCrate.

The recipient of the 2013 Lawrence A. Jehn Award for Excellence in Computer Science is Brandon Williams.

The recipient of the 2013 Father Thomas Schoen Award for Innovative Programming is Chester Lian.

April 2013

Dr. Wiebke Diestelkamp

March 2013

11th Annual Integration Bee

May 2012

The recipient of the 2012 Faculty Award for Excellence is Brian Bradley. Brian is a graduating mathematics major with a minor in computer science.

Lydia Kindelin is the 2012 recipient of the department's Award of Excellence in Support of Mathematics. Lydia is a junior mathematics major.

April 2012

PME Inductees 2012Dr. Art Busch has been granted tenure and promotion to Associate Professor, effective Fall 2012.

The following students have been inducted to the Dayton's Ohio Zeta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon: David Fan, Nick Fry, Carly Gross, Zi Ouyang, Alan Rozanski, Kathryn Schaber and Emily Stienecker. (Photo at right.)

The team of Chester Lian and Brandon Williams took second place in the Leo Schneider Student Team Competition at the Spring Meeting of the Ohio Section of the MAA on Friday, April 13, 2012.

Dr. Wiebke Diestelkamp is President of the Ohio Section of the MAA. Her term will end in April 2013.

Dr. Aparna Higgins gave an invited address at the 2012 Spring Meeting of the Ohio Section of the MAA. She also presented an invited workshop at the Ohio NExT Workshop immediately preceding the meeting.

March 2012

The Department of Mathematics hosts the 10th Annual Integration Bee, in conjunction with the Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium.

Dr. Ruihua Liu wins 2011 College of Arts & Sciences Award for Outstanding Scholarship.

Prof. Lester Steinlage wins 2011 College of Arts & Sciences Award for Outstanding Contributions by a Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty.

February 2012

Dr. Maher Qumsiyeh was elected to a one-year term as President of the Dayton Chapter of the American Statistical Association.

Dr. Pete Hovey was elected to a three-year term as Dayton Chapter Representative to the ASA.

June 2011

On June 18, 2011, Chester Lian, a junior math major at UD, broke the official world record for solving multiple Rubik's Cubes blindfolded - 17 for 17 in 53 minutes 8.93 seconds!

Current official ranking for multiple blindfolded cubes (www) >>

Watch Chester break the record:

May 2011

The co-recipients of the 2011 Faculty Award for Excellence are Joshua Cain and Yi Zhao.

The recipient of the 2011Award of Excellence in Support of Mathematics is Josh Craven.

The recipient of the 2010 Pi Mu Epsilon Award is Lydia Kindelin. This is an award for excellence among second year students in mathematics.

The 2010 Brother Joseph W. Stander, S.M., Award of Excellence in Mathematics Education recipient is Erica Beebe. This award for excellence goes to a graduating senior in the teacher licensure program with a principal teaching field in mathematics.

Double majors, winning awards in their other majors include:

  • Courtney Castle, recipient of the Charles E. Kimble Research Award for research excellence in psychology;
  • Kara Wurzelbacher, recipient of the Brother Louis J. Faerber, S.M., Award of Excellence to the Outstanding Student in Adolescence to Young Adult Education;
  • James Benze, co-recipient of the Chair’s Award for Excellence in Computer Science.

April 2011

PME Inductees 2011The following students have been inducted to the Dayton's Ohio Zeta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon: Brian Bradley, Sara Jordan, Lydia Kindelin, Alyssa Lesko, Chester Lian, Brandon Strohminger and Brandon Williams (Photo at right.)

Six students participated in the 70th annual William Lowell Putnam Competition: Chester Lian, Josh Craven and David Longshore achieved the highest scores among UD students

Ninth Annual Integration Bee in conjunction with the Stander Symposium Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Election Results for Math Club officers for 2011-2012: President Alyssa Lesko, Vice President Lydia Kindelin, Treasurer Christina Haas, Secretary Sara Jordan. Danielle Bott was elected Pi Mu Epsilon President.

March 2011

Dr. Wiebke Diestelkamp

February 2011

Dr. Shannon Driskell

November 2010

11th Annual Kenneth C. Schraut Memorial Lecture24th Biennial Alumni SeminarPhoto Gallery >>

August 2010

Dr. Aparna Higgins gives talk at the 2010 Convocation.

Read her remarks (pdf) >>

May 2010

Dr. Youssef Raffoul wins the 2009 University of Dayton Alumni Award in Scholarship. Read the citation (pdf) >>

Charles Suer is the first recipient of the department's Award of Excellence in Support of Mathematics.

Danielle Bott and Brian Bradley are the recipients of the Pi Mu Epsilon Award (an award for excellence among second-year students in mathematics).

The 2010 Brother Joseph W. Stander, S.M., Award of Excellence in Mathematics Education recipient is Michelle Timmerman. This award for excellence goes to a graduating senior in the teacher licensure program with a principal teaching field in mathematics.

Eric Stoiber was awarded the Maureen E. O'Rourke Marianist Award, which recognizes a graduating senior who exemplifies the Marianist Charism on campus.

Eric Krissek was a co-winner of the Patrick F. Palermo Honors Program Founders Fund Award, which recognizes outstanding honors thesis projects.

April 2010

Posters presented by mathematics majors at the 22nd Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium. See photo gallery >>

The results from the sixty-ninth annual William Lowell Putnam Competition (held in December 2009) are in: Four students, Joshua Cain, Joshua Craven, Charlie Suer and Yi Zhao, participated. Congratulations to Josh Cain, whose score of 21 ranked 543 out of 4036.

Danielle Bott and Jaye Samantha Flavin were inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honorary society.

Election results for Math Club officers for 2010-11: President Joshua Cain, PME President Josh Craven, Vice-President Megan Miller, Secretary Katie Esselstein, and Treasurer Courtney Castle.

March 2010

The Math Club hosted the annual High School Math Competition for the 14th year. First place went to FHS (Fairfield High School), 2nd place to the Monstθrs (Walnut Hills High School), and 3rd place to J.A.M. (Walnut Hills High School).

Mathematics major Chester Lian is ranked 3rd in the world for solving 5x5 Rubik' s Cubes – blindfolded. Read his story in UD Quickly story (www) >>

February 2010

Dr. Youssef RaffoulDr. Ruihua Liu

January 2010

Charlie SuerThe Coloring Game on Certain Outerplanar Graphs

August 2009

Dr. Lynne Yengulalp

April 2009

The recipient of the 2009 Faculty Award for Excellence is Megan Johns. Megan is a double major: mathematics and biology. She is also a co-winner of the P. K. Bajpai Undergraduate Research Award which goes to the undergraduate student who best represents the spirit of undergraduate research in biology.

The recipient of the 2009 Pi Mu Epsilon Award is Joshua Cain. This is an award for excellence among second year students in mathematics.

The 2009 Brother Joseph W. Stander, S.M., Award of Excellence in Mathematics Education recipient is Ella Stone. This award for excellence goes to a graduating senior in the teacher licensure program with a principal teaching field in mathematics.

Danielle Carleton is co-winner of the Dr. E. B. O’Leary Award of Excellence. Danielle was a double major: mathematics and economics. This award goes to the outstanding senior majoring in economics.

Joshua Cain, Erik Krissek, Megan Miller, Joonwoo Park and Yi Zhao were inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honorary society.

February 2009

Dr. Aparna Higgins has been named Director of Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching), a professional development program of the Mathematical Association of America for new and recent PhDs in the mathematical sciences. her five-year term begins in August 2010.

Dr. Wiebke Diestelkamp wins the 2008 College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Award for Outstanding Service. Read the citation (pdf) >>

October 2008

Megan Miller

July 2008

Dr. Joe Mashburn

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