Sep

29

2016

The National Security Agency (NSA) will be hosting an information session about the Summer Program for Operations Research Technology (SPORT). This 12-week paid internship at the NSA is an exciting opportunity open to U.S. Citizen Graduate students.

Visit Details: Thursday 09/29, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Weniger 149. Presentation will last approximately 30 minutes with time for questions.

Sep

30

2016

Oct

04

2016

Oct

05

2016

We study the spatial propagating dynamics in a neural network of excitatory and inhibitory populations. Our study demonstrates the existence and nonexistence of traveling pulse solutions with a nonsaturating piecewise linear gain function. We prove that traveling pulse solutions do not exist for such neural field models with even(symmetric) couplings. The neural field models only support traveling pulse solutions with asymmetric couplings. We also show that such neural field models with asymmetric couplings will lead to a system of delay differential equations.

Oct

07

2016

Anisotropic structures are found in many natural materials, such as teeth, mollusk shells, and plants. Researchers are committed to developing new

materials that contain aligned particles. These materials can exhibit enhanced magnetic, mechanical, optical, and diffusive properties. The

It is a pleasure to announce that three of our first year graduate students received various prestigious scholarships. Alicia Arrua and Andrew Jensen received Graduate School Diversity Recruitment scholarships. Dallas Foster received Provost Distinguished Scholarship, as well as the ARCS (Achievement Reward for College Scientists) Foundation scholarship administered by College of Science. Congratulations!

Congratulations are due to Timothy Costa, Mathematics PhD recipient in 2016. Tim Costa's dissertation "Hybrid Multiscale Methods with Applications to Semiconductors, Porous Media, and Material Science" has been selected in the internal OSU competition for the Council of Graduate Schools/Pro-Quest Distinguished Thesis Award competition. Graduate School awarded Tim and the Mathematics Department $1000,- in recognition of this distinction.

First presented in 1981 and sponsored jointly by CGS and ProQuest Dissertations Publishing (a Division of ProQuest Information and Learning), these awards are made each year to individuals who, in the...

NSF Research Traineeship Program in Risk and Uncertainty Quantification in Marine Science at http://marinerisk.ceoas.oregonstate.edu/ has accepted its first year cohort of graduate student to participate in interdisciplinary activities and graduate coursework across campus including classes in Mathematics. Among the students selected for the funding in 2016-17 is third-year Mathematics graduate student Will Mayfield. Congratulations, Will!

Congratulations to Zackery Reed who co-authored a paper (with prof. Elise Lockwood) which received the best paper award at the 2016 conference on Research on Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME). The paper, entitled "Studentsâ€™ meanings of a (potentially) powerful tool for generalizing in combinatorics" provides contrasting cases of two students' reasoning about a generalized representation they each developed. A copy of the paper can be found here: (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308153999_Students%27_Meanings_...)....