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Faculty and Staff

Applied mathematician elected 2020 AAAS Fellow

Malgorzata Peszynska, elected in the section on Mathematics, is the 18th faculty member in the College of Science to be elected as AAAS Fellow.

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Graduate students

New Graduate Students 2020-2021

The Mathematics department welcomed 15 new graduate students

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Faculty and Staff

Mary Beisiegel awarded new NSF grants

Congratulations to Mary Beisiegel who has been awarded two new National Science Foundation grants!

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Alumni and Friends

Math alumna’s disease modeling at national lab aiding public health initiatives to combat COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has placed mathematical models in the spotlight as they have become central to public health interventions, planning, resource allocation and forecasts.

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Research

Computational Mathematics grant awarded to Bokil and Gibson

Congratulations to Vrushali Bokil and Nathan Gibson, who were awarded $225K funding from NSF’s Computational Mathematics program for their project "Computational and Multi-Scale Methods for Nonlinear Electromagnetic Models in Plasmas and Nanocomposites".

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Faculty and Staff

New Faculty Hires 2020-2021

The Mathematics Department is pleased to welcome into our community two new fixed-term assistant professors, Patrik Nabelek and Kristen Vroom, as well as two new instructors, Samaneh Yourdkhani and Stacey Vaughn.

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Faculty and Staff

Faculty excellence: Promotions and tenure 2020

Congratulations to the following faculty for receiving promotions and /or tenure for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Students

Mathematics and writing senior awarded Department of Energy fellowship

Megan Tucker will graduate next month with a substantial amount of research experience under her belt: She was awarded the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship, which gave her the opportunity to work on an interdisciplinary team at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Albany, Oregon, during the summer of 2019. The new knowledge gained from her internship helped her land a job as a technical writer with Amazon Web Services — a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments.

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Events

Cascade RAIN 2020

The Department of Mathematics at Oregon State University (OSU) recently hosted the seventh annual Cascade Regional Applied Interdisciplinary and Numerical Mathematics (RAIN) Meeting.

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Events

NUMS 2.0

The NUMS steering committee, along with the PiMUC organizers, were determined to hold the line during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Faculty and Staff

New Instructors 2019-2020

The mathematics department welcomed new instructors in 2019-2020.

Choah Shin
Graduate students

Graduate science fellowship supports interdisciplinary mathematics and energy research

The 2019-2020 Larry Martin and Joyce B. O’Neill Fellowship was awarded to fifth-year mathematics Ph.D. student Choah Shin for high achievement in computational modeling.

Mathematics graduate student Ruby (Ali) Chick
Graduate students

Mathematics graduate student explores marine systems through an interdisciplinary lens

Mathematics graduate student Ruby Chick pursues interdisciplinary research on microplastics through the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program at Oregon State University.

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Research

New grants to advance science that benefits humankind

How are devastating plant diseases spread? Is there a better way to predict HIV prevalence in a city? How can we detect toxic algae blooms before they occur? And which of the thousands of metal-organic frameworks can be used for storing and separating gases, like CO2 from industrial plants? Four faculty members received College of Science Research and Innovation Seed (SciRIS-II) awards this February to pursue answers to these questions over the course of the next year.

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Students

Prestigious research internship opens new possibilities for double-major science student

Michael Kupperman was among the 20 percent of applicants accepted for a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The paid 10-week internship program  is designed to encourage undergraduates and recent graduates to pursue STEM careers through research experiences at one of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories.

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Alumni and Friends

Knowledge is more important than grades says math alumnus and American Express chief technologist

Patrick Franklin’s (BS ’89) mathematics education helped him adapt and thrive in some of the most competitive and iconic work places in America.

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Faculty and Staff

Fall awards: Celebrating excellence in research and administration

The College of Science celebrated research and administrative excellence at its 2019 Fall Faculty and Staff Awards ceremony.

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Mathematics

Mathematician elected Fellow of American Physical Society for advancing understanding of climate change

Mathematics Professor Juan Restrepo has been elected a 2019 Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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Faculty and Staff

Mathematics professor receives Google award to improve K-12 computer science education in Oregon

Mathematician is part of a $141K, one-year grant from Google to enhance and increase integration between computer science education and mathematics teacher education.

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Students

Using mathematical biology to explore everything from ecological phenomenon to cancer cells

Mathematics senior Rachel Sousa found her passion in mathematical biology, motivated to work harder and break barriers in the notoriously male-dominated field.

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Faculty and Staff

Mathematics professor to serve as NSF Program Director

The National Science Foundation has selected Mathematics Professor Malgo Peszynska to serve as rotating Program Director within its Division of Mathematical Sciences.

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Graduate students

Celebrate new mathematicians in our community

The Department of Mathematics welcomes its 2019-2020 cohort of graduate students.

Students that participated in the 2019 OSU Research Experience for Undergraduates program standing in front of Kidder Hall.
Students

2019 Research Experience for Undergraduates

Ten students are participating in the 2019 OSU Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

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Students

Goldwater scholar is “a physicist to his fingertips”

Honors physics and mathematics student Ryan Tollefsen received a 2019 Goldwater award. He was one of four OSU students selected for the prestigious award.

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Mathematics

Mathematics graduate student's leadership, innovative teaching, outreach and research garners awards

Mathematics graduate students are taking the lead in transforming undergraduate teaching and expanding math outreach activities.

Ph.D. students Naveen Somasunderam and Sarah Hagen.
Graduate students

Graduate student leadership in innovative teaching, outreach, and research garners awards

Ph.D. students Naveen Somasunderam and Sarah Hagen recently received top Mathematics Department awards.

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Students

Math senior will use data to increase efficiency of governments and the private sector

For Rachel Legard ('19), a mathematics and business double major, participation and involvement in student and campus organizations has always been a priority.

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Students

Math senior finds inspiration from women mathematicians at OSU

Inspired by her mathematics professors, Sara Tro is headed to the University of Colorado, Boulder, to pursue a Ph.D. in applied mathematics.

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Students

Physics, mathematics and biochemistry students named Goldwater Scholars

College of Science launches three of four OSU winners of the prestigious 2019 Goldwater Scholarship.

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Events

Mathematics Department Hosts Annual Ceremony

The Department of Mathematics held its annual Lonseth Lecture and departmental award ceremony on April 19.

Elizabeth Jones, Lyn Riverstone, Daniel Rockwell, Katy Williams and Sara Clark in front of research poster.
Events

Mathematics at the 2019 Undergraduate Student Success Summit

The Department of Mathematics made several contributions to the 2019 Undergraduate Student Success Summit.

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Graduate students

Preparing Career Ready Graduates: Mathematics Department Participates in Graduate Appreciation Week

Graduate Appreciation week, held during March 31 to April 5, 2019, celebrated the achievements of Oregon State University graduate students in scholarship, research, teaching and service.

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Students

The impact of Presidential Scholars after one year

Meet 2018 Presidential Scholars and science students Eli Nicholas and Jordyn Hamilton.