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Undergraduate Mathematics Major Vincent Longo Wins Award at 2014 SACNAS National Conference

Vince Longo discusses his award-winning poster at the 2014 SACNAS National Convention.
Vince Longo discusses his award-winning poster at the 2014 SACNAS National Convention.

Congratulations to Mathematics major Vincent Longo for winning an Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation Award at the 2014 SACNAS National Conference. The conference was held Wednesday, October 15 through Saturday, October 18, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Vince’s poster, “The Abelian Sandpile group of a family of series-parallel graphs,” was based on the research he did during his REU this past summer at The University of Hawaii at Hilo.

SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) “is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of  Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.”

Happy Halloween!!

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics wishes everyone a very Happy Halloween!!!!      

Math & Stat Shines at Celebration of Women in Science

On Wednesday, October 22, the School of Science held its 2014 Celebration of Women in Science. This event celebrated the accomplishments of women students in TCNJ’s School of Science and served to encourage them to continue their work. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics was very well represented at this event. Associate Professor of Mathematics…

TCNJ CSTM Holds First-Ever Math Ed Faculty Panel

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, TCNJ CSTM held its first-ever Math Ed Faculty Panel. TCNJ Mathematics faculty members Dr. Robert Cunningham, Dr. Cathy Liebars, Dr. Jeremy Russell, Dr. Farshid Safi, and Dr. Suriza van der Sandt spoke about their experiences and answered questions posed by TCNJ Mathematics Education students. TCNJ CSTM (Council of Student Teachers…

Count Like An Egyptian — New Book by David Reimer

The mathematics of ancient Egypt was fundamentally different from our math today. Contrary to what people might think, it wasn’t a primitive forerunner of modern mathematics. In fact, it can’t be understood using our current computational methods. Count Like an Egyptian provides a fun, hands-on introduction to the intuitive and often-surprising art of ancient Egyptian…

Governor Christie Announces First 50 Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellows

On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, as Governor Chris Christie announced the first 50 Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellows, a group of men and women gathered in Armstrong Hall to begin their journey. Each of these individuals is part of a highly competitive program that recruits both recent graduates and career changers with strong backgrounds…

Congratulations Class of 2014!

On Thursday, May 15, 2014, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics bid a fond farewell to another exceptional group of graduates. After the students processed in before their proud families and friends, the department co-chairs, Dr. Cathy Liebars and Dr. Thomas Hagedorn, gave a brief welcome and then read out the long list of student…

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 had…

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,…

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