MST introduces cost-saving textbook initiative

When you take Calculus 1 or Finite Mathematics in Fall 2020 you will be charged a $25 textbook fee (refunded if the course is dropped). The Department of Mathematics and Statistics made a decision to move away from high-cost textbooks and high-cost homework systems. In these classes we are using…

Capaldi elected as statewide MAA representative

In March 2020, Associate Professor Mindy Capaldi was elected as the Indiana Section representative to the national Congress of the Mathematical Association of America. Professor Capaldi will serve a three-year term (from 2020 through 2023), meeting annually with representatives from the other 28 Sections of the MAA.  Congratulations Professor Capaldi!

MST ranks in 2019 Putnam competition

In December, 4,229 students from 570 institutions across the country participated in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, including a number of Valparaiso University mathematics majors. The Putnam exam is challenging, with a national median score of 0 or 1 each year (out of a maximum 120 possible points).  Besides individual…

MST active at JMM 2020

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics was well-represented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) January 15-18 in Denver, Colorado. JMM is a joint conference of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the largest annual mathematics conference in the world. Associate Professor Alex Capaldi…