The Paradigms in Physics project has been awarded 2 new NSF grants, one entitled "Second-Generation Dissemination Strategies" ($298,948), the other "Representations in Quantum Mechanics" ($299,282). Co-PIs on both grants are Corinne Manogue (the project leader), Liz Gire, and David Roundy, all in Physics, and Tevian Dray in Math. The first grant will fund a major upgrade to the project's several websites, including an online textbook and other materlals for second-year calculus; the second studies the use of multiple representations in quantum mechanics, including linear algebra. The Paradigms project began with the complete redesign of the upper-division physics major, and has evolved to study student learning of both mathematics and physics; it has now been continuously funded by NSF for 23+ years. Further information is available at http://physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki, http://math.oregonstate.edu/bridge, and http://math.oregonstate.edu/BridgeBook....
Welcome new graduate students!
The graduate cohort 2018-19 is the largest ever, with 23 students entering their first year of regular study at Oregon State, one exchange student from France, and another who is getting a concurrent degree in Engineering. We also have three students beginning their AMP-ramp year (AMP stands for Accelerated Masters Platform). Two of our cohort have received recruitment awards: Hannah Barta is a Provost Scholar, and Nachuan Zhang is a recipient of Wei Family award. Congratulations!
Please join Graduate Committee in greeting them and wishing them success in their first year.
Mathematics faculty and graduate students participate in "Discovering the Scientist Within", a free half-day workshop designed to encourage young women to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. See College of Science iMPACT article.
Kudos are due to our extraordinary graduate students who continue to increase the visibility of our program outside OSU. This summer they attended more than 11 summer schools and workshops, and gave more than 7 presentations in the format of posters, contributed, and minisymposium oral presentations at various focused workshops, local events, and at national and international conferences, including a substantial presence at SIAM Annual held in Portland, OR in July 2018. At least four our grads also participated in prestigious internships at national labs and in industry. Please see the record at https://math.oregonstate.edu/graduate-travel, and congratulate those involved for their hard work towards their professional success, as well as for securing funding for these activities; see https://math.oregonstate.edu/graduate-external-awards.
(As a reminder, students should provide information about their outside OSU activities to Graduate Coordinator, for inclusion in appropriate websites.)...
Mathematics faculty and graduate students host a booth at the da Vinci Days festival, held at the Benton County Fairgrounds, where visitors could participate in a daylong crowd-sourced effort to approximate the value of Π via discrete trials of the Buffon Needle problem. See College of Science iMPACT article.
Science faculty receive $1 million to increase inclusivity and success of diverse students.
See College of Science iMPACT article.
The blood of schizophrenia patients contains more genetic material from microbes.
See College of Science iMPACT article.
Tackling misconceptions about climate science with mathematics. See College of Science iMPACT article.