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News in Mathematicsen-usThu, 29 Jan 2015 11:44:19 -0500Creativity 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=174Quantitative Obesity Research & Math Student Judged Best in Field by Obesity Society
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<h1>Quantitative Obesity Research & Math Student Judged Best in Field by Obesity Society</h1> <p><em></em></p> <p>Center student, mathematics major Mirna Halawani was judged to be one of the best in the field by the Obesity Society’s e-Heath/m-Health section (EMS) and has been selected as one of 6 winners in the annual EMS Poster Competition. As an awardee, Ms. Halawani will be distinguished by a ribbon attached to her poster that will identify it as an EMS Poster Competition winner. Ms. Halawani will receive special recognition at the annual meeting of the eHealth/mHealth Section on Tuesday, November 4th at 6:30-8:30pm in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Her poster was titled <strong><em>Do The Obese Eat Faster Than the Lean?</em></strong></p> <p>Insights from a Novel Portable Sensing Device” and was coauthored by Steven Heymsfield (Pennington Biomedical Research Center), Adam Hoover (Clemson University), Jenna Scisco (Clemson Unveristy), Eric Muth (Clemson University), Corby Martin (Pennington Biomedical Research Center), and Diana Thomas (Montclair State University, Advisor)</p>Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:02:32 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=13450&ChannelID=174Dispelling Obesity Myths Through Mathematical Modeling
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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=071612_0637_thomasd_obesity_research.jpg" alt="" /> </div> <h1>Dispelling Obesity Myths Through Mathematical Modeling</h1> <p><em>Diana Thomas, mathematics professor and director of the Center for Quantitative Obesity Research, will be speaking about obesity myths at the Joint Mathematical Meetings in San Antonio, Texas</em></p> <p>Mathematical Association of America (MAA) invited address at the Joint Mathematical Meetings in San Antonio, Texas.</p><p><a name="2168:THOMAS" target="1"><strong>Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:15pm - 3:05pm</strong></a></p><div id="stcpDiv" style="min-height: 1em; position: absolute; top: -1999px; left: -1988px;"><a name="2168:THOMAS" target="1">MAA Invited Address</a> <a name="2168:THOMAS" target="1"><br /></a><a href="http://jointmathematicsmeetings.org/amsmtgs/2168_abstracts/1106-a0-15.pdf" target="_blank"><em>Dispelling obesity myths through mathematical modeling.</em></a> <br /><small>Lila Cockrell Theatre, Convention Center</small><br /><strong>Diana L. Thomas*</strong>, Montclair State University <br />(1106-A0-15) - See more at: http://jointmathematicsmeetings.org/meetings/national/jmm2015/2168_program_saturday.html#sthash.8Bby8ouP.dpuf</div><p>Why do individuals only lose a modest amount of weight after performing regular exercise? Why do people plateau in a few months despite reporting high dietary compliance? Are nationwide obesity interventions responsible for leveling rates of obesity prevalence? Do liquid carbohydrates contribute more to weight gain than solid carbohydrates? There are several prevailing hypothesis formulated to answer these questions that are often vigorously debated in both the scientific and public policy arenas. Many times the formed hypotheses are sensible and seem so reasonable that they become strongly held beliefs even despite existence of experimental evidence demonstrating otherwise. These beliefs impact individual perception, health care advice, governmental health standards, and even experimental research design. Mathematical modeling brings a unique and new clarity to address these very important questions. Using several mathematical analyses I will dispel several of these long-standing and widely accepted beliefs in obesity and weight regulation research.</p>Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:50:36 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=13443&ChannelID=174Research Article by Math Faculty Awarded Best of 2013
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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=082514_2181_amir_golnabi_0002.jpg" alt="" /> </div> <h1>Research Article by Math Faculty Awarded Best of 2013</h1> <p><em>Amir H. Golnabi, along with colleagues at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, received the Moses & Sylvia Greenfield Award</em></p> <p>The 2014 Moses & Sylvia Greenfield Award was awarded to:</p><ol><li>Paul M. Meaney </li><li><strong>Amir H. Golnabi </strong></li><li>Neil R. Epstein </li><li>Shireen D. Geimer</li><li>Margaret W. Fanning </li><li>John B. Weaver </li><li>Keith D. Paulsen </li></ol><div>for their article <em>Integration of microwave tomography with magnetic resonance for improved breast imaging</em>. This award is given to the best article other than Radiation Dosimetry published in Medical Physics that year, The article was published in September of 2013.</div>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:02:15 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=13391&ChannelID=174Discrete Applied Mathematics Professor Position
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<h1>Discrete Applied Mathematics Professor Position</h1> <p><em>The Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position in Mathematics at the Assistant Professor level. Starting date is September 1, 2015. Applicants must have a strong commitment to research and teaching in mathematics in discrete applied mathematics</em></p>Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:33:26 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=13353&ChannelID=174Mathematics Education Professor Position
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<h1>Mathematics Education Professor Position</h1> <p><em>The Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position in Mathematics Education at the Full, Associate or Assistant Professor level. Starting date is September 1, 2015. Applicants must have a strong commitment to research and teaching in mathematics education </em></p>Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:32:15 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=13352&ChannelID=174