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News in Mathematicsen-usMon, 23 Mar 2015 11:12:57 -0400Mathematical modeling in Earth Science
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<h1>Mathematical modeling in Earth Science</h1> <p><em>Research Opportunity</em></p> <dl><dt>Topics:</dt><dd>Environments of interest include river deltas, marshes, coastal barriers, reef islands, and mangroves among others.</dd><dt>Eligibility:</dt><dd>Strong analytical, quantitative, and writing skills. Ideally, the student will have experience with a simple programming environment such as matlab.</dd><dt>Compensation:</dt><dd>The student will take academic credit on an independent study basis. Additionally, this opportunity could potentially open the door for summer internships</dd><dt>Hours:</dt><dd>TBD</dd><dt>Times Required:</dt><dd>The student will be encouraged to attend weekly meetings with my research group. The student will be exposed to research at different levels in the area of earth surface dynamics modeling.</dd><dt>Timeframe:</dt><dd>One semester of independent study</dd><dt>Application Procedure:</dt><dd>send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae, by email to <a href="mailto:jorge.lorenzo@montclair.edu?Subject=Research">Jorge Lorenzo Trueba</a></dd></dl>Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:12:57 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=14303&ChannelID=174Alumna of Ed.D. in Mathematics Education SSMA award
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<h1>Alumna of Ed.D. in Mathematics Education SSMA award</h1> <p><em>Sarah Quebec Fuentes, a graduate in 2009, was recently recognized with the 2014 Outstanding Early Career Scholar Award by the School Science and Mathematics Association. </em></p>Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:25:33 -0500http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=14136&ChannelID=174Math graduate named Governor's Teacher of the Year
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<h1>Math graduate named Governor's Teacher of the Year</h1> <p><em>Montclair alum Kristen Cammarano recently received the Governor's Teacher of the Year Award for her teaching passion, rigor, and excellence at West Essex High School.</em></p>Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:14:28 -0500http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=14098&ChannelID=174PhD Graduate Assistantship in Env Mgmt/Applied Math
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<h1>PhD Graduate Assistantship in Env Mgmt/Applied Math</h1> <p><em>Mathematical and computational modeling of ocean transport with application to the control of autonomous ocean vehicles.</em></p> <p>Applications are invited for a PhD graduate research assistant in Environmental Management at Montclair State University (MSU), Montclair, NJ, USA. The goal of the PhD research will be to combine computer models of fluid flows and mathematical models of transport and control to find optimal control strategies for autonomous ocean vehicles, which will be modeled both as inertial and non-inertial objects. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation and is led by Dr. Eric Forgoston (Department of Mathematical Sciences at MSU) in collaboration with Dr. Lora Billings (Department of Mathematical Sciences at MSU) and Dr. Philip Yecko (Department of Physics at Cooper Union, New York City, NY, USA).</p> <p>Applicants who have obtained a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a strong background in mathematics, physics, or engineering, and who are interested in earth and environmental sciences are encouraged to apply. Applications are welcome from US nationals as well as from overseas candidates. The PhD research assistantship is held in the interdisciplinary Environmental Management doctoral program, and therefore the applicant must fulfill all requirements for acceptance to the PhD program (http://www.montclair.edu/csam/environmental-management-phd/). The PhD graduate research assistantship provides a stipend and covers the cost of tuition. Employment and matriculation to the PhD program is expected to begin in September, 2015 or January, 2016.</p> <p>Applicants should send a cover letter detailing specific interests in this research area, a CV, a copy of grade transcripts from any prior education (BS, MS, or equivalent), and the contact information (name and email address) of three recommenders. Contact Dr. Eric Forgoston (eric.forgoston@montclair.edu) for questions.</p> <p>Application materials should be emailed to <a href="mailto:eric.forgoston@montclair.edu?Subject=PhD%20Graduate%20Assistantship">Dr. Eric Forgoston</a>.</p>Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:56:18 -0500http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=14079&ChannelID=174Math graduate elected Chairman of the Board of Deloitte
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<div style="width: 550px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; background-color: #ddd; font-size: 10px;"><img src="http://www.montclair.edu/news/get_feature_image.php?Filename=deloitte_logo.png" alt="" /> </div> <h1>Math graduate elected Chairman of the Board of Deloitte</h1> <p><em>Montclair State alum Mike Fucci</em></p> <p style="margin-top: 1em;">Mike Fucci has recently been elected Chairman of the Board of <a href="http://www2.deloitte.com/us/en.html" target="_blank">Deloitte LLP</a>. Deloitte is among the largest professional services firms in the world, providing consulting, audit, tax, and other financial advisory services. Mike has a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Montclair. He has been with Deloitte for over 33 years in a variety of positions, including National Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer. The Mathematical Sciences Department congratulates Mike on this significant career achievement.</p><p>Read Deloitte's Press Release about the announcement: <a href="http://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/about-deloitte/articles/press-releases/deloitte-elects-ceo-cathy-engelbert-chairman-of-the-board-michael-fucci.html?id=us:2sm:3tw:ceo:eng:lea:020915:deloitteus%20" target="_blank">Deloitte LLP elects first female CEO of a major US professional services firm, Cathy Engelbert; Mike Fucci elected Chairman of the Board</a></p>Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:01:18 -0500http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=14070&ChannelID=174Creativity brings life to math classes
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<h1>Creativity brings life to math classes</h1> <p><em>MathEdD student Jason McManus answers the question, what could make math more interesting</em></p>Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:44:19 -0500http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=13987&ChannelID=174Mathematical science professors and students co-author publication in the International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics
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<h1>Mathematical science professors and students co-author publication in the International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics</h1> <p><em>On the equilibrium configurations of flexible fibers in a flow</em></p> Mathematical science masters students, Ryan Allaire, Pamela Guerron, and Peter Nolan, co-authored a publication titled “<a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0020746214002832" target="_blank">On the equilibrium configurations of flexible fibers in a flow</a>” with professors Bogdan Nita and Ashwin Vaidya. “Doing the research for and writing this article was so valuable and important”, says student author Ryan Allaire. “I learned about the scientific process and being systematic in the research effort. Just realizing how much work goes into each paper was an eye opener.” Mathematical Science chairperson Helen Roberts applauds the collaboration. “It is wonderful to see how closely our faculty and students work together on research projects. Students gain so much participating in research inquiry and faculty find engaging students in research collaboration a uniquely rewarding experience.” The article appeared online December 2014 with the print version scheduled to be released March 2015.Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:10:39 -0500http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=13917&ChannelID=174Mathematics Professor David Trubatch highlighted in the Humans of New York
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<h1>Mathematics Professor David Trubatch highlighted in the Humans of New York</h1> <p><em></em></p>Tue, 06 Jan 2015 14:40:22 -0500http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=13851&ChannelID=174New Mathematics and Elementary Teacher Certification Program
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<h1>New Mathematics and Elementary Teacher Certification Program</h1> <p><em>Recently approved program leading to a B.S. in Mathematics with an Elementary (K-6) teacher certification</em></p> A new degree program was just approved at MSU for students with a passion for mathematics and for teaching. The new degree consists of a B.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Elementary Teaching and is housed in the College of Science and Mathematics. Upon completion of the degree students will have a mathematics degree and K-6 teacher certification. This is the first science or math degree program at MSU that also leads to elementary teaching certification and is expected to produce very strong graduates that want to teach. The degree program was developed as part of the Robert Noyce grant by Drs. Steven Greenstein, Erin Krupa, and Jennifer Robinson. Learn more about the <a href="http://www.montclair.edu/csam/noyce/noyce-math/">Noyce program</a> on our website!Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:33:28 -0500http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=13807&ChannelID=174Garrett Nieddu, MSU Environmental Management doctoral student, publishes research in applied mathematics
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<h1>Garrett Nieddu, MSU Environmental Management doctoral student, publishes research in applied mathematics</h1> <p><em></em></p> <p>Garrett Nieddu’s research with Department of Mathematical Sciences professors Lora Billings and Eric Forgoston has appeared in the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. The article, titled Analysis and Control of Pre-extinction Dynamics in Stochastic Populations, has appeared in the December, 2014 issue. Mr. Nieddu performed the work as a doctoral student in the Environmental Management PhD program. He is co-advised by Eric Forgoston and Lora Billings.</p><p>Read the article: <a href="http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11538-014-0047-3/fulltext.html" target="_blank">Analysis and Control of Pre-extinction Dynamics in Stochastic Populations</a></p>Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:57:33 -0500http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=13799&ChannelID=174