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Department welcomes (back) new Assistant Professor Philip Yates
In Autumn 2017, the department will welcome its newest tenure-track Assistant Professor, statistician Philip Yates. But this won't be Philip's first time working in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, so to speak: DePaul is Philip's alma mater!
Philip graduated from DePaul University in 1997 with a BS in Mathematical Sciences (concentration in Applied Mathematics) and a minor in Economics. Philip then earned an MS in Biostatistics from the University of Vermont in 1999 before earning his PhD in Statistics from the University of South Carolina in 2006. After earning his PhD, Philip briefly worked as an analyst for the Nielson Group before joining the faculty at Cal Poly Pomona in 2007, and then joining the faculty at Saint Michael's College in 2010. In 2014, Philip was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with Tenure at Saint Michael's College.
We are excited to have Philip back at DePaul.
Bridget Tenner promoted to the rank of Professor
Effective July 1, 2017, Department of Mathematical Sciences faculty member Bridget Tenner has been promoted to the rank of Professor. This is the highest academic rank that tenured faculty at DePaul University can earn.
Bridget earned her PhD in Mathematics in 2006 at MIT before joining the faculty at DePaul University in 2007. Bridget was then promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with Tenure in 2011. Bridget's research is in the area of algebraic, enumerative,
and topological combinatorics.
DePaul to be a case study site for the MAA's Progress through Calculus study
Beginning in Autumn 2017, DePaul University will be one of 12 case study sites for the Mathematical Association of America's Progress through Calculus study. The Progress through Calculus study is designed to investigate the impact that various structural, curricular, and pedagogical decisions in the Precalculus and Calculus course sequences have on student success. The Progress through Calculus study is funded by the National Science Foundation, and is led by David Bressoud (Macalester College), Linda Braddy (MAA), Jessica Ellis (Colorado State University), Sean Larsen (Portland State University), and Chris Rasmussen (San Diego State University). For more information about the study, visit the Progress through Calculus website
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