Mathematics is beautiful and useful. Students of mathematics learn both how to explore abstract mathematical ideas and also how to solve quantitative problems from the natural and social sciences.

The Mathematics department offers:



Problem of the Week

Each week’s entries will be scored by an illustrious panel of faculty judges. Each week’s winner(s) will get a stylish and prestigious P.O.W. prize button, and the student(s) with the highest score at the end of each semester will win the Paul Mugabi Problem-solving award.

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Our distinguished faculty & student’s publications

  • Article: The minimum size of signed sumsets, Electronic Journal of Combinatorics 22 (2015), #P2.50. by Bela Bajnok and Ryan Matzke

  • Article: “Chutes and Ladders with Large Spinners.” College Mathematics Journal 45 (September 2014), 289-295. by Connors, Darcie and Darren Glass

  • Article: Primes and Involutions of Z_n^+, Involve 8 (2015), 653-663. by Karenna Genzlinger and Keir Lockridge, Sophie Germain

Colloquium Series

Fall 2018

Nonlinear Waves - Dr. Michael Shearer, North Carolina State University

The Unlikely Friendship of Math and Science - Ben Orlin, author of Math with Bad Drawings

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