Spring 2020

  • Cancelled: Sunday, April 19, 2 pm in 110 Avery Hall: Undergraduate Math Day

    Participate in a quiz bowl-style competition with questions from popular undergraduate mathematics courses for a chance to have fun and earn prizes.

    Students of all majors are welcome. Participation prizes will be awarded to all. The winning team will also earn Amazon gift certificates.

  • Cancelled: Thursday, April 2, 4-5 pm in 351 Avery Hall: Course Preview for Fall 2020

    Come find out about the upper level mathematics courses for fall 2020 from the instructors teaching them.

  • Cancelled: Thursday, March 19, 4-5 pm in 351 Avery Hall: Career Perspectives in Mathematics

    Talk by Michael Bieterman from the Boeing Company

    The Life and Times of a Mathematical Kid - UNL Math Major and Beyond

    Michael Bieterman grew up in Omaha, NE and was an undergraduate math major at UNL, receiving his B.A. degree in 1975. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Maryland at College Park. During most of graduate school and for several years after, Michael held applied math research positions at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He also did a bit of consulting and teaching following his doctorate and spent a very brief time as a visiting scientist at Yale University. For thirty-six years, Michael has had five or six careers within Boeing’s Applied Math group in the Seattle area, where he continues to work as a Technical Fellow.

    Michael will tell a story describing his career trajectory, including time at UNL, a simple model for career decision making, and factors governing his choices along the way. His presentation will include descriptions of some math applications, his applied math passions, and what it feels like to do industrial math.

  • Thursday, February 20, 4-5 pm in 351 Avery Hall: Classifying polytopes in dimensions 4 and beyond Talk by graduate student Brittany Johnson

    It is well known that there exists infinitely many regular convex polygons, and that there exists exactly five regular convex polyhedra, more commonly known as the Platonic solids. We will seek to prove these facts and to extend our findings to higher dimension polytopes so that we can gain a better understanding of what happens in dimension 4 and beyond.

  • February 13-17 : Mathematical Contest in Modeling

    The Mathematical Contest in Modeling is a contest where teams of undergraduates use mathematical modeling to present their solutions to real world problems. The 2020 UNL team competing in the MCM consists of Izzat Adly, Alexander Fetzner and Zhuojia (Zoe) Fu.

  • Thursday, January 30, 4-5 pm in 351 Avery Hall: How to land the perfect job

    Kristen Aldrich and Megan Savage, two career coaches from the UNL career services center, will offer tips and answer questions on searching for employment, navigating career fairs and job interviews.

  • Thursday, January 16 4-5 pm in 351 Avery Hall:

    Info session on research programs for undergraduates: REUs and UCARE

    Does the idea of applying your math skills outside of the classroom interest you? Did you know that you can earn a stipend to engage in research while you study right here at UNL? Have you considered traveling to other locations around the country to meet like-minded students and do research together? If so, you should highly consider applying for a UCARE or REU project!

    A panel of students will share their research experiences, explaining how to bring your math major to a new level with research and allowing you to get a better understanding of the UCARE and REU application process.