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Dr. Karen Clark Has Received the “Distinguished College or Univerisity Teaching of Mathematics” Award

clark-croppedDr. Karen Clark has received the 2014 “Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics” award from the New Jersey Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). From the citation:

“Dr. Karen Clark is an extraordinary mathematics teacher and mentor of students. She combines great classroom teaching with a commitment to investing significant time in students outside the classroom. With both high standards and a kind heart, she inspires students in the mathematics classroom and influences their lives outside the classroom. Past students have written the following about her dedication:

  •   “‘I would not have the passion and the skills for applied math research … nor would I be in the position to apply for this program without Dr. Clark’s mentorship.’
  •   “’She always has inspired me to set my goals high and to reach for what I want in my career.’
  • “’After witnessing her influence on others, I realized that I wanted to have that same influence on a student someday.’ “

The full citation from the MAA, including Dr. Clark’s response, is available here.

Results from 2014 GSUMC Competition

The 2014 Garden State University Math Competition was held on April 6, 2014, at Rowan University. Mike Muller won best poster for work that he has done with his faculty sponsor, Andrew Clifford. In addition, eleven TCNJ students competed in the team competition. We had so much interest this year that some of our students hadContinue Reading

New Book from Professor Michael Ochs

Professor Michael Ochs has a new book out. Gene Function Analysis, for which he is the editor, is part of the “Methods in Molecular Biology 1101″ series, by Springer Protocols. Gene Function Analysis Second Edition The determination of protein function has been a major goal of molecular biology since the founding of the discipline. However,Continue Reading

Chris Catone ’96 Gives Talk on “The Calculus of Variations & the Most Important Equation Our Students Never Learn”

On Tuesday, April 1, the department welcomed alumnus Dr. Christopher Catone ’96, who gave a talk on “The Calculus of Variations & the Most Important Equation Our Students Never Learn”  Abstract: The Calculus of Variations is the study of finding extremals of functionals. Usually these functionals take the form J(y(x))=\int_{x_1}^{x_2} f(x,y,y’) dx. This talk willContinue Reading

Dr. Nancy Hingston to Give Invited Talk at International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM)

Dr. Nancy Hingston of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at The College of New Jersey has been invited to lecture at the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM). The ICM will be held in Seoul, Korea from August 13-21, 2014. Dr. Hingston, an expert in differential geometry and topology, has been invited to giveContinue Reading

Fierce Competition at First-Ever “Are You Smarter Than a TCNJ Student” Contest

On Tuesday, November 12th, Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society, in conjunction with the Mathematics & Statistics Club, hosted its first “Are You Smarter Than a TCNJ Student” competition. Eight members of the Mathematics and Statistics Faculty participated in the event, answering trivia questions on topics ranging from physics to movies and television. Some of theContinue Reading

Spring 2014 Tutoring

Having trouble with your Mathematics or Statistics Classes? The Mathematics and Statistics Department can help! We have 3 wonderful tutors who are ready to help you figure out even the most complicated problems. For more information and the schedule, please go to the Tutoring page.

TCNJ Faculty and Staff at AMTNJ 24th Annual Conference

The Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey held their 24th annual two-day conference at the National Conference Center in East Windsor, NJ, October 24-25, 2013. The theme of the conference was “A Walk in the PARCC,” and its sessions focused on “Putting the Mathematical Practices into Practice” (Thursday) and “Preparing for Assessments under theContinue Reading

Greetings from Sierra Leone!

Greetings from Sierra Leone!

Michael Lee ’12 graduate teaching in Sierra LioneContinue Reading

Congratulations Class of 2013!!!

Congratulations Class of 2013!!!

On Thursday, May 16, 2013, The Department of Mathematics and Statistics bid goodbye to 59 extraordinary young people.Continue Reading