Bob Moses, math education innovator and civil rights icon, has passed away.
Through his Algebra Project, he advocated an innovative approach to mathematics to appeal to poor minority children, and to accommodate a variety of learning styles. A main focus of the project is about demanding rigorous education in low-income communities, where children are typically tracked into remedial classes.
At the close of this most difficult academic year, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics wishes to recognize all of our COVID-19 students' outstanding achievements—not to mention perseverance and bravery—especially our graduates. Congrats!
2020 UConn Sports Analytics Symposium will take place on Saturday, October 10. The symposium is open to anyone with an interest in sports analytics. The registration fee is minimal ($5) to get an accurate count for workshop planing and logistics. The UConn Sports Analytics Symposium (UCSAS) focuses specifically on students (graduate, undergraduate, and high school) who are interested in sports analytics. It is organized by the UConn Statistical Data Science Lab of the Department of Statistics. Click to learn more.
M. Vali Siadat's article "Omar Khayyam: Geometric Algebra and Cubic Equations" was published in the Math Horizons Journal on September 3, 2020 (co-author: Alana Tholen). M. Vali Siadat is a distinguished professor of mathematics at Loyola University Chicago and City Colleges of Chicago (Richard J. Daley College).Click to learn more.
The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) hosted their annual (Virtual) Graduate Research Symposium on Saturday, June 6. We are honored to report that our Department's Applied Statistics MS student, Tim Mitchell, was awarded this year's "Outstanding Paper - Presentation in the Science" Award. Click to learn more.
The LUC Math & Stats Club will be hosting the Pi-Day Event on Thursday, March 12, 2020 in IES 110 from 3:55-5:15 p.m. Dr. Tingley will be presenting a talk about the irrationality of pi: "Eating pie may be rational, but the number pi is not." Click to learn more.