### Classroom puzzles to cosmic insights: Students and professor demystify mathematical theorem

More than 150 years ago, Joseph Bertrand stated a mathematical theorem. Proving why this theorem is true hasn’t been a simple endeavor. Two College of Science alumni, along with professor Patrick De Leenheer, recently published a paper in the SIAM Review pulling back the curtain on Bertrand’s Theorem. Together, they wrote a proof that is accessible to undergraduate mathematics or physics students.

### College of Science welcomes new Hartmann Faculty Scholar as incoming Department Head of Mathematics

The College of Science is excited to announce Professor Jonathan Kujawa as Department Head of Mathematics following a competitive national search, effective January 1, 2024. Kujawa brings expertise in departmental leadership as associate chair of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oklahoma, as well as extensive research experience and undergraduate, graduate student and postdoctoral mentorship.

### New Faculty Hires 2022-2023

The Mathematics Department is pleased to welcome new faculty hires for the 2022-2023 AY.

### New endowed faculty scholar position honors late professor

Mathematics Professor Malgorzata (Malgo) Peszynska has been named the inaugural Joel Davis Endowed Faculty Scholar.

### Research grants to seed the next great idea

Seed funding from the College of Science Research and Innovation Seed (SciRIS) program continues to bolster ambitious and expansive research projects across biomedical science, fluid dynamics, quantum mechanics and more.

### New Faculty Hires 2021-2022

The Mathematics Department is pleased to welcome new faculty hires for the 2021-2022 AY.

### Outstanding incoming graduate students received ARCS Oregon scholarships

Five incoming graduate students were awarded 2021-2022 ARCS Foundation Oregon Chapter scholarships. This year, ARCS Oregon is supporting a record number of 79 scholars: 25 at OHSU, 44 at OSU and 10 at UO.

### Welcoming new mathematicians to Oregon State

The College of Science welcomes Swati Patel and Axel Saenz Rodriguez who joined the Department of Mathematics as tenure-track assistant professors in September.

### New NSF award to support 'rich and intricate discoveries' in mathematics

Professor of mathematics Holly Swisher was awarded a NSF grant to investigate a number of problems that relate to modular and automorphic forms, which have played a central role in many major problems in number theory over the last century.

### The Class of 2021 succeeds against all odds

The College of Science will graduate 670 undergraduate students with baccalaureate degrees in 2020-21, including 68 Honors graduates.

### Biochemistry, mathematics and molecular biology students win 2021 Goldwater awards for research excellence

Two students from the College of Science have been awarded the competitive 2021 Goldwater awards.

### Applied mathematician elected 2020 AAAS Fellow

Malgorzata Peszynska, elected in the section on Mathematics, is the 18^{th} faculty member in the College of Science to be elected as AAAS Fellow.

### Oregon State University receives $2 million Packard Foundation grant to expand TRACE-COVID-19 nationally

Team-based Rapid Assessment of Community-Level Coronavirus Epidemics, or TRACE-COVID-19, was launched by OSU in April 2020 with door-to-door sampling in Corvallis and expanded to other cities around the state while also adding a wastewater testing component. In December, OSU received a $2 million grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to create a national TRACE Center that will expand the OSU’s COVID-19 public health project to other states.

### New Faculty Hires 2020-2021

The Mathematics Department is pleased to welcome into our community two new fixed-term assistant professors, Patrik Nabelek and Kristen Vroom, as well as two new instructors, Samaneh Yourdkhani and Stacey Vaughn.

### New Instructors 2019-2020

The mathematics department welcomed new instructors in 2019-2020.

### New grants to advance science that benefits humankind

How are devastating plant diseases spread? Is there a better way to predict HIV prevalence in a city? How can we detect toxic algae blooms before they occur? And which of the thousands of metal-organic frameworks can be used for storing and separating gases, like CO2 from industrial plants? Four faculty members received College of Science Research and Innovation Seed (SciRIS-II) awards this February to pursue answers to these questions over the course of the next year.

### More than 50 students awarded scholarships for summer research

Congratulations 2019 SURE Science Scholars!

### Mathematician awarded Fulbright grant for research in Norway

A Fulbright research scholarship will take mathematician Elise Lockwood to Norway to investigate the role computing plays in students’ learning of mathematics.

### New faculty-student mentor program to raise retention and graduation rates

OSU has launched a new mentoring program to strengthen faculty and students relationships, with the goal of improving student retention and graduation rates.

### The Department of Mathematics welcomes new faculty

The mathematics department welcomes two new fixed term assistant professors in AY 2018-19.

### Science faculty receive $1 million to increase inclusivity and success of diverse students

Science faculty awarded prestigious HHMI grant to develop culturally inclusive pedagogies in STEM programs.

### Bill Bogley to lead Department of Mathematics

The College of Science welcomes Bill Bogley as the new Head of the Department of Mathematics effective July 1, 2018.

### Math faculty win award for exceptional teamwork and teaching

Mathematics instructors receive 2018 Faculty Senate Student Learning and Teamwork Award for creating and sustaining an exemplary learning environment in mathematics courses.

### Mathematicians tackle challenging real-world problems

The mathematics faculty at OSU are involved in world class research that is deep in mathematical innovation, broad and diverse in its application, and collaborative, interdisciplinary and international in its nature.

### Science faculty receive fellowships to advance equity and inclusion in STEM fields

Math and biology professors named 2018 OSU Advance Faculty Fellows to advance diversity and equity in STEM fields.

### Mathematician receives international recognition as SIAM Fellow

Mathematician Juan Restrepo was named a 2018 Fellow for the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics for his mathematical and computational modeling of the ocean.

### Mathematics professor elected president of prominent regional society

Professor of Mathematics Malgo Peszynska is elected President of the Pacific Northwest Section of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

### Online Environmental Sciences program ranked No.2 in country

Oregon State’s online and on campus environmental sciences bachelor program is setting high standards for excellence.

### Edward Waymire, influential professor of probability, retires

Edward Waymire, a widely admired professor of mathematics, has retired after 36 years of teaching and research at Oregon State University.

### Mathematician earns career prize in geosciences

Mathematician Juan Restrepo receives the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Geosciences Career Prize.

### Four Ph.D. students awarded ARCS Foundation scholarships

Four doctoral students in the College of Science are among the 27 scientists and engineers selected as 2016 ARCS Foundation Scholars by the Portland chapter.

### Meet Interim Assistant Dean Lyn Riverstone

The College of Science welcomes Lyn Riverstone as interim Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs.

### Massive online database lays foundation for mathematics of the 21st century

A team of mathematicians has released a massive mathematical database that catalogs objects of central importance in number theory.

### Renowned mathematician uses math to enhance his personal life

Globally renowned mathematician and drag racing champion Richard Tapia from Rice University discusses, "Using Mathematics to Enhance My Personal Life" May 11.

### Oregon Academy of Science honors three faculty

Three science faculty were honored by the Oregon Academy of Science for outstanding contributions to science and higher education in science and mathematics.