Apr

22

2019

Category theory, arguably the most abstract branch of mathematics, is concerned with formalizing and classifying fundamental mathematical objects such as sets, functions, and algebraic structures. Typically, category theory is not encountered until graduate school, and even then it remains largely out of the spotlight, except in certain subdisciplines of algebra and topology.

Apr

23

2019

We will discuss the successes and lessons learned while designing an Ecampus course with the help of an instructional designer. We will share examples of assignments, videos, and, in particular, discussion boards designed to help students develop meta-cognitive skills by learning from their mistakes.

Apr

23

2019

The Selberg integral, originally relegated by its namesake to the pages of a regional publication targeted at secondary education students, has now found bountiful application throughout a wide swath of mathematical disciplines. Of particular interest, the Selberg integral (along with the closely related Mehta and Dixon-Anderson integrals) arise in random matrix theory as the normalization for several classes of $\beta$-ensembles, and are also use in the subsequent calculation of correlation functions for these ensembles.

Apr

25

2019

This event is in SIAM PNW distinguished speaker seminar online series. See below on details how to attend.

Sebastian Naranjo has received full funding from the American Institute of Mathematics to attend the Spring Opportunities Workshop. This workshop, sponsored by AIM and NSF, aims to prepare women and underrepresented minorities for work in academia, industry, and government laboratories. This workshop is offered by the Mathematical Sciences Institutes Diversity Initiative with funding from the National Science Foundation....

First-year mathematics major Eli Nicholas is awarded Oregon State University’s most competitive, merit-based scholarship for in-state undergraduates, the OSU Presidential Scholarship, awarded to the highest-caliber high school seniors in Oregon with a record of academic excellence among other accomplishments. In 2018, seven College of Science students received a Presidential Scholarship. See the IMPACT article on Eli Nicholas and the other 2018 Presidential Scholars.