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KMUMC 2014

UNA math major John Carr receives first place award for "Best Student Presentation"

UNA math major John Carr received the first place award for "Best Student Presentation" at Kennesaw Mountain Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (KMUMC 2014) at Kennesaw State University over Fall Break weekend, October 11, 2014. UNA's Math/CS Undergraduate research team participated in KMUMC 2014 with student presentations by Alex Edwards and Michael Beaver (faculty mentor Dr. Jessica Stovall entitled, "Investigating Cardano's Irreducible Case", Daniel Branscomb (faculty mentor Dr. Jesse Prince-Lubawy ) entitled, "Metric Distances Between Cayley Tables", John Carr (faculty mentor Dr. Mark Greer) entitled, "Exploring Algebraic Relationships Between Quasigroups and the Sudoku Property" and Katie Goldsmith (faculty mentor Dr. Cindy Stenger) entitled, "Investigating the Effectiveness of Peer-Led Supplemental Instruction".

In addition, UNA faculty Dr. Miranda Bowie, Dr. Ashley Johnson, Dr. James Jerkins, Dr. Cindy Stenger, and Dr. Jessica Stovall gave pedagogical talks at the conference. Undergraduate Audrey McGee and Math Professors, Dr. Jillian Stupiansky and Dr. Lee Raney also attended the conference.

Dr. Stovall with Math faculty

Dr. Stovall Recognized by Athletics Department

The University of North Alabama Athletics Department recognized Dr. Jessica Stovall during the 3rd quarter of the UNA-Langston football game for outstanding faculty achievement.

"Dr. Jessica Stovall's research in Functional Analysis with an emphasis in Operator Theory has taken her across the country and the world, from an invited presentation at the University of Arkansas to an international conference at Leiden University in the Netherlands.

Dr. Stovall's math/CS education research works to increase STEM readiness among high schoolers through collaborative work with regional teachers using computer programming to teach mathematical thinking skills.

And, her work with UNA's Math/CS Undergraduate research team has landed her in the Nation's Capitol, presenting at Poster's on the Hill in Washington, DC."

2014 Automated Deduction and Mathematics Workshop

The University of North Alabama Mathematics Department will host the 2014 Automated Deduction and Mathematics workshop August 9 – 11. Dr. Michael Kinyon will be the keynote speaker. Read more...

Faculty Updates

Project NExT

Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a professional development program for new or recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences. It addresses all aspects of an academic career: improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, engaging in research and scholarship, and participating in professional activities. It also provides the participants with a network of peers and mentors as they assume these responsibilities.”

The UNA Math Department is proud to recognize our Project NExT Fellows:

  • Dr. Ashley Johnson, 2013-2014
  • Dr. Jill Stupiansky, 2013-2014
  • Dr. Lee Raney, 2014-2015

Alabama Statewide High School Mathematics Contest

The Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics sponsors the Alabama Statewide High School Mathematics Contest each year. The University of North Alabama Department of Mathematics hosted the 2014 contest. Over one thousand Alabama students registered to participate in the 2014 contest. The contest goals include stimulating interest in mathematics and recognizing the achievements of outstanding mathematics programs and students. Read more...

Mathematics Department Colloquium

The Mathematics Department hosts a colloquium most Tuesday afternoons at 3 p.m. in MAB 5 (Mathematics building, Room #5). The University community is invited to attend. Each talk lasts about an hour.

October 21, 2014 Speaker: Dr. Ashley Johnson & Dr. Miranda Bowie
Title: Incorporating Free and Inexpensive Technologies in the Mathematics Classroom
October 14, 2014 Speaker: Dr. Mark Greer
Title: From groups to loops
October 7, 2014 Math/CS URT Talks
Daniel Branscomb
Metric Distances between Cayley Tables
John Carr
Exploring Algebraic Relationships Between Quasigroups and the Sudoku Property
Katie Goldsmith
Investigating the Effectiveness of Peer-Led Supplemental Instruction
April 28, 2014 Speaker: Dr. Miranda Bowie
Title: Domination Parameters in Graphs
April 8, 2014 Speaker: Dr. James Jerkins
Title: MINA: An Algorithm for Detecting the Presence of Extrinsic Network Nodes
using a Message Induced Graph
March 30, 2014 Speaker: Dr. Mark Greer
Title: Simple Right Conjugacy Closed loops
March 18, 2014 Speaker: Dr. Jesse Prince-Lubawy
Title: Equivalence of Group Actions on Handlebodies, Part 2
March 11, 2014 Speaker: Dr. Jesse Prince-Lubawy
Title: Equivalence of Group Actions on Handlebodies, Part 1
March 3, 2014 Speaker: Dr. Jason Briley
Title: Preservice Elementary Teachers' Misconceptions of Perimeter and Area
February 25, 2014 Speaker: Dr. Lee Raney
Title: Finite Group Representations and Characters, Part 2
February 4, 2014 Speaker: Dr. Lee Raney
Title: Finite Group Representations and Characters, Part 1