# News

## Feb. 22 Colloquium: Quadratic forms and partition numbers

Eric Boll (UWO Mathematics and Computer Science grad)

## Oct. 19 Colloquium: The Appalachian Trail, by the Numbers

## Dr. John Beam awarded the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award from WI MAA

UWO Mathematics Professor John Beam deceived the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award from the Wisconsin Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).

## ALEKS adaptive learning for mathematics. April 28 Mathematics Colloquium

## May the Best Team Win (April 2nd Mathematics Colloquium)

## Differentiability at Infinity via Stereographic Projection (Feb. 12 Mathematics Colloquium)

## Math grad John DeWitt qualifies for Olympic Trials in the marathon

## Compressions: A Tale of Love and Two Rings (April 23 Mathematics Colloquium)

## April 3rd Mathematics Colloquium: Provincial Polynomia

## Mathematics Learning in China: Observations from a Study Abroad (math colloquium)

Wednesday, November 13, 5:00 – 6:00 PM in Swart 217

## Partitions, Pentagons and Patterns (Mathematics Colloquium)

presented by Eric Boll, Mathematics and Computer Science Major

## Student-professor duo share love for math, puzzles

In theory, math should be fun, right? “Yes” is most definitely the answer if you ask Ken Price, associate math professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and his student John Dewitt, a senior secondary education math major. Together — and with the help of the Student Titan Employment Program (STEP) — the duo came together to both share their love of mathematics as well as to research a type of puzzle that Price had previously created called an arrowgram.

## Basel and Beyond: An Incomplete History of a Famous Sum (Mathematics Colloquium)

Benjamin Collins

## Developmental Mathematics Coordinator wins 2012 Outstanding Service Award

The Outstanding Service Award recognizes excellence of service that touches each member of the University community.

## Dr. Jen Szydlik is awarded 2012 Rosebush Professorship

The John McNaughton Rosebush Professorship recognizes UW Oshkosh faculty members for teaching, professional achievement and public service. Nominees are considered in a selection process by a panel representing all University governance groups.

## Math Department Newsletter

The UWO Mathematics Department is delighted announce the publication of its second annual spring newsletter!

## The Midwest in the Far East: UWO Math Education Study Abroad

Mathematics Education Study Abroad to China

## Dr. Eric Kuennen wins 2011 COLS Global Education Award

Offering a focus on mathematics education in other cultures, Eric Kuennen has designed, organized and led extraordinary study abroad trips to Peru and China.

## Math major Liem Nguyen wins 2011 Chancellor's Award for Excellence

Liem Nguyen graduates with a major in mathematics and chemistry. In January, she was a prize winner in the Mathematical Association of America Undergraduate Poster contest.

## Meet the Prof: Steve Winters

The following faculty Q&A was submitted by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Faculty Advocacy Committee, a committee of the Faculty Senate. Jennifer Szydlik, professor of mathematics and 2010 Regents Teaching Excellence Award recipient, wrote the introduction.