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Featured from our Fall 2017 Newsletter

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The Nebraska Game and Parks crew applies a chemical called rotenone to Pawnee reservoir to eradicate white perch and gizzard shad.

Math in the City: Local businesses partner with students to analyze data from a new perspective

Dealing with large amounts of data can be complicated, and finding data sets that are usable in the classroom is especially problematic. For 10 years, the Department of Mathematics’ innovative course, Math in the City, has provided student-led mathematical modeling projects to help bridge that gap. Read More

Eleven students were inducted into the Nebraska Alpha Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon on Nov. 1, 2017.

Where bridges, nanomechanics, and Maxwell’s legacy meet

Following the induction of 11 new undergraduate members into the Nebraska Alpha chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, Dr. Ileana Streinu gave the 11th annual Pi Mu Epsilon address “Maxwell’s Problem, 150 years later: from bridges to nano-mechanics.” Read More

Sylvia and Roger Wiegand in Tadapani, view of Annapurna South (7,273 m) and Hiuchuli (6,441 m).

Roger and Sylvia Wiegand’s Journal: Nepal – Math and Mountains

Long ago, longtime friend Jugal Verma (Purdue Ph.D., now professor and dean at IIT–Mumbai) said if we were ever interested in trekking in the Himalayas, to ask him about it. In 2013, we asked. Read More

Colleagues Jeremiah Farrell and Steve Bloom at the 2016 Celebration of Mind at Butler University

Alumni News: Crosswords and collections

While Jeremiah (Jerry) Farrell was a student majoring in mathematics, chemistry, and physics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the early 1960s, he came under the influence of Martin Gardner’s “Mathematical Games” column in Scientific American magazine. An avid solver of crossword puzzles, Farrell’s passion for puzzles and recreational mathematics took off. Read More

Alex Schroeck

Scholarship sends Schroeck back to China

Thrill rides on a tower, sailing on the Pearl River, and staying in a five-star hotel: These adventures were but a few of the things Alex Schroeck, a Nebraska undergraduate math major, experienced in his studies in China so far this year. Schroeck is the recipient of the Boren Scholarship, an award focused on providing American students with resources and encouragement to acquire language skills and experience in countries critical to the future security and stability of the United States. Read More