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College of Science faculty break down barriers in STEM education through Inclusive Excellence grant

Teaching faculty in the College of Science working to increase access, equity and inclusion in STEM education can create change by collaborating with a supportive community. The the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence grant creates a resource for enhancing STEM pedagogy.

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College of Science welcomes new Hartmann Faculty Scholar as incoming Department Head of Mathematics

The College of Science is excited to announce Professor Jonathan Kujawa as Department Head of Mathematics following a competitive national search, effective January 1, 2024. Kujawa brings expertise in departmental leadership as associate chair of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oklahoma, as well as extensive research experience and undergraduate, graduate student and postdoctoral mentorship.

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Celebrating excellence in teaching and advising: 2023 College of Science Awards

The College of Science gathered on Feb. 22 to recognize and celebrate our high-achieving faculty and staff at the 2023 Combined Awards Ceremony. The evening celebrates the best in the college, from excellence in teaching and advising, service and administration to inclusive excellence, to outstanding achievements in research. During the teaching, advising and mentoring portion of the evening, many of the awards were determined based on student nominations.

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Faculty and Staff

Meet the eight new faculty members bringing their expertise to OSU

The College of Science is excited to welcome eight new faculty members this fall. They bring diverse expertise in gravitational wave astronomy, applied topology, organometallic compounds, age-dependent diseases and more.

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Faculty and Staff

New Faculty Arriving Soon

This coming fall the Mathematics Department will be welcoming two new tenure-track assistant professors, Nicholas Marshall and Chad Giusti, and two new postdoctoral scholars, Bella Tobin and Zachary Hilliard, into our community. A third tenure-track hire, Dr. Xueying Yu, will be joining OSU in September 2023 after completing her current postdoctoral visit at the University of Washington.

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2021-22 College of Science awards: Celebrating excellence in teaching and advising

The College of Science gathers to recognize excellence at the 2021-22 Teaching and Advising Awards.

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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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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

New Instructors 2019-2020

The mathematics department welcomed new instructors in 2019-2020.

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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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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.

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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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Mathematics Department Hosts Annual Ceremony

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

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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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Faculty and Staff

Celebrating excellence: 2019 teaching and advising awards

Inspirational teachers and advisors honored at the Winter 2019 Teaching and Advising Awards in the College of Science.

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Oregon Number Theory Days at OSU

Oregon Number Theory Days is a joint conference series which rotates between University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and Portland State University and is targeted primarily at graduate students, postdocs, and faculty in number theory in the Willamette Valley.

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Mathematics professor invited to teach in West Africa

Mathematician Tevian Dray taught a graduate course in Lorentzian Geometry and General Relativity at the Université de Abomey-Calavi in Benin.

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Planned gift by alumnus will establish first endowed professorship in mathematics

A passionate proponent of STEM learning, Thomas Cavaiani’s (’71, ’89) generous gift to the mathematics department will move the dial on research and teaching.

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Faculty and Staff

Algebraic topology and differential geometry

Professor Christine Escher’s research falls into two major areas of mathematics: algebraic topology and differential geometry. Her current research emphasizes algebraic topology to explore an important link with differential geometry.

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Faculty and Staff

Metagenomics with Compressive Sensing

Assistant Professor David Koslicki is a researcher developing the techniques necessary to understand the world around us through the use of data.

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Faculty and Staff

Mathematician garners global recognition for her work in undergraduate education

Mathematician Elise Lockwood receives the John and Annie Selden Prize for Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education from the Mathematical Association of America.

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Student Success

Science faculty receive $1 million to increase inclusivity and success of diverse students

Science faculty awarded prestigious HHMI grant to develop culturally inclusive pedagogies in STEM programs.

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Graduate students

Mathematics graduate students devote time to community outreach activities

Oregon State University Mathematics graduate students Sarah Hagen, Branwen Purdy, and Emerald Stacy have also been dedicating their talents toward sharing their love of mathematics with the broader public.

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Faculty and Staff

Math faculty win award for exceptional teamwork and teaching

Mathematics instructors receive 2018 Faculty Senate Student Learning and Teamwork Award for creating and sustaining an exemplary learning environment in mathematics courses.

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Women in Science

Science faculty receive fellowships to advance equity and inclusion in STEM fields

Math and biology professors named 2018 OSU Advance Faculty Fellows to advance diversity and equity in STEM fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Edward Waymire, influential professor of probability, retires

Edward Waymire, a widely admired professor of mathematics, has retired after 36 years of teaching and research at Oregon State University.

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Faculty and Staff

Recognizing faculty and staff excellence

The College of Science celebrated research, teaching and administrative excellence at its 2017 Fall Faculty and Staff Awards.

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Graduate students

Graduate Student Speaks on the Eclipse

The Corvallis Benton County Library hosted a public lecture by Sarah Hagen, a PhD candidate in Mathematics in connection with the August 21st total eclipse.

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Mathematician Dan Rockwell's passion for teaching hooks students

Mathematics instructor Daniel Rockwell is featured in a new series highlighting successful teaching on campus.

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Student Success

Online learning course improves student performance in math

Mathematics instructor Sara Clark has dramatically improved student success in developmental math by replacing the traditional classroom model with an online adaptive learning program.

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OSU welcomes Prof. Michael I. Jordan for Milne Lecture

The 2017 Milne lecture welcomes Professor Michael I. Jordan (University of California, Berkeley) presenting his talk, "On Computational Thinking, Inferential Thinking and Data Science."

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Faculty and Staff

From struggling math student to nationally recognized teacher

Mathematician Mary Beisiegel (BS ’96) receives national award for distinguished teaching from the Mathematical Association of America.

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Student Success

Innovation in the classroom

Through the ESTEME@OSU project, OSU has conducted a comprehensive examination of its learning practices and is evolving them to transform its culture of scholarship

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Faculty and Staff

Math professor receives national award for teaching excellence

Mathematics Professor Tevian Dray has received the 2017 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics from the Mathematical Association of America.