Mathematics and Computer Science Department

Gilman Scholarship Sends Two Abroad for Fall Semester

Two Nebraska Wesleyan University seniors have been selected to receive a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad for the fall semester.

Megan Canfield, a math and religion and philosophy double major from Grand Island, will study at the University of Tartu in Estonia. Canfield’s previous international experience includes her participation in the Encounter World Religions Conference in Canada. She plans to attend law school following graduation.

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Math, Physics Major Becomes NWU's 8th Goldwater Scholar

A Nebraska Wesleyan University junior has been awarded the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship.

Carter Lyons, a mathematics and physics major from Lincoln, Neb., is among just 211 undergraduates in the country to receive the award. Goldwater scholars were selected based on academic merit from a field of 1,280 natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering students. The Goldwater Scholarship provides financial assistance for the remainder of the scholars’ undergraduate careers. 

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NWU Students Share Research at World's Largest Math Conference

Last year Nebraska Wesleyan University student Carter Lyons welcomed the opportunity to travel to Atlanta, Ga., for the Joint Mathematics Meeting. The world’s largest math conference gave the mathematics and physics student an opportunity to hear research presentations that enhanced what he was learning in his classroom.

This year Carter returned to the Joint Mathematics Meeting in San Diego, Calif., and this time he was one of many experts sharing their research. He was accompanied by three other NWU students and professor Austin Mohr.

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Mathematician To Examine Statistical Interpretation in the Media

Audiences place high trust in the numbers published by the media but to what extent are the statistics interpreted correctly?

Rebecca Goldin, professor of mathematics at George Mason University, will share her research and insight on statistics at Nebraska Wesleyan University’s annual Fetzer Lecture on Tuesday, February 28.

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National Science Foundation Awards NWU Nearly $650K For Scholarships, Academic Success

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Nebraska Wesleyan University a $649,863 grant that will provide scholarships and academic support to academically-talented science students with financial need.

The grant will fund Nebraska Wesleyan’s STEM Scholars Program, which will provide financial, academic and social support for selected students who pursue majors in biology, chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology, mathematics and physics.

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Three Passions - Three Majors: Sophomore Says Support Helps Him Balance

Nebraska Wesleyan University sophomore Eric Kimberly discovered his love for theatre in high school.

So it was no surprise when he decided to major in theatre in college.

But interest in math and education also intrigued him as he began diving into his NWU classes. Before long, he decided to major in all three.

“Growing up I was always the person everyone went to for help with math,” said Kimberly who came to NWU from Omaha. “I think growing up being the one who was helping people with things is what got me into the idea of teaching.”

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"Newton's Football" Co-Author to Discuss Bold Innovators

A science evangelist whose passion is helping make science fun will deliver Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Fetzer Science Lecture on Wednesday, March 23.

Ainissa Ramirez is the co-author of “Newton’s Football: The Science Behind America’s Game” and the author of “Save Our Science: How to Inspire a New Generation of Scientists.”

Her lecture at Nebraska Wesleyan titled, “Bold Innovators You Should Know,” begins at 7 p.m. in Olin B Lecture Hall, located in the Olin Hall of Science, one block east of 50th Street and St. Paul Ave.

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NWU Students Share Research at World's Largest Mathematics Conference

Three Nebraska Wesleyan University students had the opportunity to participate in the world’s largest math meeting.

"The Joint Mathematics Meeting (JMM) is the biggest mathematics conference in the world — usually somewhere around 6,000 attendees —and it's held annually in a different city,” said NWU mathematics professor Austin Mohr, who accompanied the students to Seattle, Wash., in January.

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Eight Alumni Honored as Legends and Legacies

One of the highlights of homecoming at NWU is the annual Legends and Legacies banquet. That’s where NWU pays special tribute to outstanding alumni for life and career accomplishments.

Here are the 2015 honorees:

Todd (’88) and Connie (Bishop) (’87) Duncan
Alumni Loyalty Award

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Mathematics Major Among Prestigious Boren Scholarship Winners

Three Nebraska Wesleyan University students have each been awarded the prestigious Boren Scholarship, which will send them abroad for one year to develop language skills.

Amirah Ali-Dinar, a University College student from Encino, Calif. who is studying criminal justice, Victoria Rosenboom, a political science and mathematics major from Ashland and Michael Sutherland, a senior political science major from Omaha are among 165 students from across the country selected for the scholarship.

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