Mathematics is one of the most fundamental sciences upon which many other academic disciplines are built. Applied mathematicians develop new methods and techniques or use those already established to solve practical problems in the areas of business, economics, government, and engineering and the physical, life, and social sciences. Some job titles include actuary, operations researcher, statistician, quality control engineer, and consultant. Teaching middle school and high school mathematics is also a common career.
The mathematics community at Morningside College is a friendly one. Our small department allows for an individualized educational experience for our students. We can also boast a close-knit group of undergraduate math majors who routinely tackle challenges together. The department attends both regional and national math conferences and even hosted the 2010 Mathematics on the Northern Plains regional undergraduate conference.
News from the Department
- August, 2013: Morningside College welcomes Dr. Richard Wicklein as a new member of the Mathematics faculty.
- Summer, 2013: Morningside senior Claire Gibbons
participated in the SUNY Potsdam-Clarkson Summer Mathematics Program. Elise Darlington was also busy this summer with an REU on Simulation and Analysis at South Dakota State University.
- August, 2012: Professors Mammenga, and Spicer took a group of 7 students and one alum to the MAA Mathfest meeting in Madison, WI.
- August, 2011: A free department barbeque is taking place Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Lewis Park (near Bass Field). All math, physics, and computer science majors are invited!
- August, 2011: Professors Canning, Mammenga, and Spicer participated in Mathfest, the national mathematics conference organized by the MAA (Mathematical Association of America), held in Lexington, KY.
- May 2011: Congrats to junior math and computer science major Brad Penning for being accepted into the Director's Summer Program at the NSA!
- April 2011: Congrats to senior math major Kelsey Uherka for being accepted into the mathematics PhD program at Iowa State University!
- April 2011: Brad Penning and Stephanie Norton presented individual research at the 2011 Mathematics on the Northern Plains conference.
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