Prof. Daniel Maxin publishes paper in Journal of Applied Ecology

Daniel Maxin, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics, published the paper “Male-killing bacteria as agents of insect pest control” in the Journal of Applied Ecology. The article is co-authored with Dr. Ludek Berec of the Institute of Entomology, Czech Republic and Dr. Veronika Bernhauerova of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic. This […]

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VU MST active at Indiana MAA Section meeting, March 18-19

Faculty from the department of Mathematics and Statistics were active at the Indiana Section meeting of the Mathematical Association of America held March 18-19 at Franklin College. Assistant Professor Alex Capaldi attended as section treasurer and participated in the executive board and business meetings. Assistant Professor Mindy Capaldi served as a panelist in a session […]

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Guest speaker: Gene Fiorini (Muhlenberg College)

Dr. Gene Fiorini, Truman Koehler Professor of Mathematics at Muhlenberg College, will give two talks in the Mathematics and Statistics department April 7-8.   On Thursday, April 7, Dr. Fiorini will give a faculty seminar at 4:00pm (in GEM 231) Title: Symmetric Class-0 Subgraphs and Forbidden Subgraphs Abstract:  Competition graphs and graph pebbling are two examples […]

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Math Colloquium: Charles Morris and Shannon Segin

On Friday, February 12, students Charles Morris and Shannon Segin will deliver their capstone Math 499 presentations.  Join us at 3:30pm in GEM 120.   Shannon Segin, Yahtzee as a Discrete Time Markov Chain Markov Chains are a brilliant use of mathematics when looking to model stochastic processes, and they have numerous applications and uses that span […]

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Math Colloquium: Peter Jones and Matthew Eifert

On Friday, February 5, students Peter Jones and Matthew Eifert will deliver their capstone Math 499 presentations. Join us at 3:30pm in GEM 120. Matthew Eifert, The Use of the Weibull Distribution in Baseball Forecasting Bill James revolutionized the game of baseball and the way that statisticians look at it.  By creating the Pythagorean Won-Loss Formula, James […]

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Math Colloquium: Callie Beagley

The MST department welcomes Callie Beagley (National Government Services) as our colloquium speaker on Friday, January 15 at 3:30pm in GEM 120. Title: Employment and Having a Degree in Mathematics Abstract: We’ll discuss employment opportunities outside of teaching and research/academia, as well as median salaries for mathematics degrees.  Our talk will then focus on Ms. […]

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VU MST active at Joint Mathematics Meetings

Faculty from the department of Mathematics and Statistics were active at the Joint Mathematics Meetings January 6-9 in Seattle, Washington. Assistant Professor Alex Capaldi attended the Mathematical Association of America’s section officers meeting. Assistant Professor Mindy Capaldi gave a talk titled “Assessing Pre-Class Assignments in a Flipped Class” and attended her first meeting as a […]

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