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Mathematics Department

WOU Mathematics Department News and Activities


2012-2013 Math News 2011-2012 Math News


  The Putnam Exam is the first Saturday in December (Putnam home).
If you are interested please contact Scott Beaver ( or Matt Nabity (nabitym@wou.ed). 
  Mathematics Fall Alumni Get Together (3rd Annual), University House, Friday, October 11, 2013
  Sonia Kovalevsky Day for High School Girls, Saturday, March 1, 2014
  Mathematics Spring Picnic, Thursday, June 5, 2014, WOU's Gentle House
Math Club Information

See the WOU Math Club Web Page

(Undergraduates in) Mathematics Scholarship Winners
  Scholarship page and information

Charlie Dolezal and Ernie and LaVerne Cummins Scholarships
2013-2014 awardees: Lorena Avila Perez, Camarie Campfield, Andy Fry, and Jillian Johnson


Special note: Long time friend, colleague and supporter of the Mathematics Department, Charlie Dolezal is the winner of this year's Alumni Award of Excellence!

Π Μ Ε (The National Mathematics Honor Society)

To learn about how students qualify for membership for Π Μ Ε at Western Oregon University, click here.

To learn more about Π Μ Ε, visit the national Π Μ Ε home page.

  Congratulations to Andy Fry who won the Pi Mu Epsilon Outstanding Scholarship second prize at the 2014 Northwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium for his talk on Abelian Sandpiles.

The Pi Mu Epsilon Induction Ceremony for 2014 was held on WOU's Academic Excellence Day on May 29. Five new members were inducted. The guest speaker was Professor Kathryn Nyman, Willamette University. Her talk was "Cutting Cakes with Linked Preferences."

Student News
  Academic Excellence Showcase 2014

Western Oregon University mathematics majors will present their senior projects and senior capstone projects at the 2014 WOU Academic Excellence Showcase. See

  Conferences and Papers 2013-2014

Stephen Ockerman'13 and Dr. Matthew Nabity's paper, "Predicting the Cy Young Award Winner," has appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of Western Oregon University's academic journal Pure Insights

    April Senner'15 has a student profile in the May 15, 2014 WOU Weekly. See the article here.

Molly Stubbliefield'13, pursuing her Ph.D. in the Mathematics program at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma has had her paper "Nowhere-zero k-flows on graphs" written by Matthias Beck, Alyssa Cuyjet, Gordon Kirby, Molly Stubblefield, and Michael Young accepted for publication in Annals of Combinatorics.

  Employment News

Emily Trigg BS '10 MAT '11 is the math teacher at Woodburn Success Alternative High School.

  Graduate School News
    WOU students off to graduate school for fall term 2014:
    Elrycc Berkman'13 has been accepted into the Northern Arizona University  MS in mathematics with a concentration in actuarial science program with a full Graduate Teaching Assistantship. He will start August 2014
    Current graduate school news:
  REUs Summer 2014 (check out the Summer Program for Undergraduates page)

Andy Fry '15 accepted an offer from the San Diego State University Mathematics Research Experience for Undergraduates to study Numerical Semigroups summer 2014.