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Department of Mathematical Sciences to host Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) Teaching Workshop
In collaboration with the Academy of Inquiry Based Learning
<>, this summer the Department of Mathematical Sciences will host a four-day workshop on Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) in mathematics. The PRODUCT IBL workshop series offers professional development for college math instructors from across the United States and Canada, and is funded by a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Participants in the workshop will learn new skills from experienced IBL instructors, will reflect on current teaching practices, and will prepare to teach their own IBL math course during the next academic year. The workshop will be held June 20-23 at DePaul's Lincoln Park campus. For more information, go to the workshop website
Math Club completes Menger Sponge
In December 2016, the DePaul Math Club completed construction of their massive Menger Sponge art project. The completed piece of artwork is now on display in the entryway to Richardson Library. A menger sponge
is a type of fractal curve that exhibits infinite surface area but zero volume. For more information about the project, including pictures, check out the feature story in DePaul Newsline
Department welcomes new Assistant Professors Li, Sher, and Thompson
In September 2016 the Department of Mathematical Sciences welcomes three new Assistant Professors.
- Yiou Li earned her PhD in Statisitics from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2014. She joined the faculty at DePaul University as an adjunct professor in 2013, and then as a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2014. Li's research interests are in polynomial modeling with uncertainty, statistical design of experiments, and computer simulation.
- David Sher earned his PhD in Mathematics from Stanford University in 2012. He then held a CRM-ISM Fellowship at McGill University and the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques in Montreal, and since 2013 he has held the position of RTG Postdoctoral Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan. Sher's research interests are in spectral geometry, at the intersection of differential equations and geometric analysis.
- Katherine Thompson earned her PhD from the University of Georgia in 2014. Since then she has held the position of Visiting Assistant Professor at Davidson College. Thompson's research interests are in number theory, with a particular focus on the study of integral quadratic forms.
Kyle Petersen to receive DePaul QIC Excellence in Teaching Award
Associate Professor Kyle Petersen
is one of two faculty in the College of Science and Health who have been selected to receive the Quality of Instruction Council's Excellence in Teaching Award for 2016. The awards are announced each autumn at Academic Convocation, and include a plaque and a $2,000 stipend. Congratulations, Kyle!
Simons Collaboration Grant awarded to Christopher Drupieski
Assistant Professor Christopher Drupieski
is among the awardees in 2016 of the Simons Foundation's Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians
. These grants, which are designed to support the "mathematical marketplace" by substantially increasing collaborative contacts between mathematicians, each provide up to $35,000 over a five year period to support travel and research expenses.
Drupieski's research is in the area of Representation Theory. His winning proposal was titled "Cohomology and Support Varieties."
Drupieski is the fifth member of the Department of Mathematical Sciences since 2013 to have been awarded a Simons Collaboration Grant.