January 26, 2015
Sets are the basic objects of mathematics. More precisely every mathematical statement can be written only in terms of sets and symbolic logic. But we have a problem. Read the rest of this entry →
January 20, 2015
Sets are the basic objects of mathematics. More precisely every mathematical statement
can be written only in terms of sets and symbolic logic. But we have a problem. If sets are the fundaments of mathematics, what are the objects of which sets are made? Read the rest of this entry →
December 18, 2014
Can’t attend commencement? Watch the ceremony live.
Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to 362 students during its fall commencement program Thursday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse. Read the rest of this entry →
September 29, 2014
Toy Story hero Buzz Lightyear is NOT the only one who can travel “To Infinity and Beyond.” You can too! Dr. Adam Goyt, Mathematics, will present “To Infinity and Beyond: Infinity in Culture, Science and Art” on Thursday, October 2 at 4:30 p.m. in Langseth Hall 118, and be honored as this year’s Dille Faculty Lecturer Award Recipient. Refreshments will be served.
September 25, 2014
Attention science, technology and math majors: Learn about paid internships with Minnesota companies on Monday, September 29 at 2:30 in HA 325.
SciTechsperience is an internship program that connects talented college students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines to rewarding, paid, STEM internship opportunities in dynamic Minnesota companies
September 23, 2014
Adam Goyt, Mathematics, was invited to give the talk “Packing the Smallest Non-Layered Set Partition Pattern” at the Sectional Meeting of the American Mathematics Society in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The meeting took place on September 19 and 20.
July 15, 2014
Adam Goyt, mathematics, gave the talk “Packing Set Partitions: A New Hope” at the 12th International Permutation Patterns Conference at East Tennessee State University. The talk provided the solution of a conjecture about packing non-layered set partitions. The abstract is below.
June 02, 2014
Wally Sizer, mathematics, attended the Progress on Difference Equations 2014 conference May 21-24 in Izmir, Turkey, and presented the paper, “The Equation x(n+1) = ([x(n)]^k)/x(n-1)”. The conference was attended by about 100 mathematicians from Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America.
May 07, 2014
Mike Miller, Mathematics, and Elementary Education majors Anna Adrover and Trista Bentler presented “No Borrowing Allowed!” at the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference in Duluth on Friday, May 2nd. The presentation involved three alternative strategies to the standard subtraction algorithm.
May 06, 2014
Dr. Tim Harms, along with students Monica Maus, Joanna Rogness, Holly Amundson, & Ashley Borchardt presented a talk titled “Technology Tools for Secondary Mathematics” at the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics Spring Conference in Duluth, May 3rd, 2014.
April 30, 2014
Tim Harms, Mathematics Department, has been awarded tuition assistance for Add+VantageMR® Champion training in Apple Valley, MN, June 23-27, 2014. Dr. Harms was one of three educators selected to receive $3,500 by the US Math Recovery Council for Math Recovery Summer Institute registration.
April 29, 2014
Sayel Ali, Justin James, and Wally Sizer, mathematics, attended the spring meeting of the North Central Section of the Mathematical Association of America April 25-26 on the St. Cloud State University campus. James was elected to a three-year term as treasurer of the section. Ali presented a paper, “General Phi-Ratio Tests”, and Sizer presented a paper on recent results he obtained in difference equations. Section mathematicians from Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota attended the meeting.
April 22, 2014
Interested in helping share the fun of math and science with K12 students? This summer we have internships available for students to help assist and teach at science and math summer camps. Read the rest of this entry →
April 18, 2014
Math major Josiah Reiswig scored in the top 45 percent of the students in the nation in the Putnam Competition. The Putnam Competition consists of two three-hour blocks. In each block, students are given six extremely difficult problems to solve. The competition is the largest, most competitive mathematics competition in North America and attracts participants from every major undergraduate mathematics program in the nation.
April 15, 2014
Students Josiah Reiswig and Samuel Erickson presented their research on Aphid Sequences at the Pi Mu Epsilon Math Honor Society Conference at St. John’s and St. Benedict’s. Erickson’s and Reiswig’s research involves using the somewhat unusual reproduction behavior of aphids to determine Fibonacci like sequences and their growth rates.
The conference was also attended by students Katie Byer, Brittney Lind, and Holly Sullivan, and math faculty, Adam Goyt.
March 25, 2014
Mike Miller, Mathematics, and Elementary Education majors Anna Adrover and Trista Bentler presented at the North Dakota Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference in Fargo on Saturday, March 22. They presented various alternative strategies to the standard subtraction algorithm to an audience of K-12 teachers.
March 21, 2014
Actuarial science program prepares students for global internships
Actuary is the number one career in America according to careercast.com. Actuaries analyze financial costs of risk and uncertainty, and use mathematics, statistics and financial theory to assess the risk that an event will occur to help businesses and clients develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk.
Students at Minnesota State University Moorhead can receive their degree in mathematics with an emphasis in actuarial science. One of the many perks to studying actuarial science at MSUM is 100 percent job placement after graduation. Read the rest of this entry →
March 21, 2014
Laura Herzog, a sophomore Physics and Mathematics double major, was offered and has accepted a position as a summer researcher at the University of Wyoming’s Department of Astronomy. She will be involved in a research project involving the use of the University’s 2.3 meter and 0.6 meter telescopes in imaging and analysis of the environment around other galaxies.
March 17, 2014
Math major, Sam Erickson, was accepted to and will be participating in the Valparaiso Experience in Research by Undergraduate Mathematicians. He will be doing research on pattern avoidance in double lists.
March 12, 2014
Mathematics major, Josiah Reiswig, was accepted to and will be participating in an REU at the Summer Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at Miami University in Ohio. He will be working with a small group of students from around the country on open problems in Discrete Mathematics.