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Nathan Pierson earns Outstanding Major in Mathematics Award

Nathan Pierson was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Mathematics Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Nathan Pierson was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Mathematics Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Pierson is a graduating senior triple-majoring in mathematics, physics and computer science. He has been awarded the Arthur J. Schmitt Presidential Fellowship, which will enable him to pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Notre Dame on a full, paid fellowship. He is a graduate of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora.
    

Pons’ textbook introduces college students to basics of real analysis

Matthew Pons, associate professor of mathematics
Matthew Pons, North Central College associate professor of mathematics, published “Real Analysis for the Undergraduate,” a textbook for undergraduates.

Matthew Pons, North Central College associate professor of mathematics, published his book, titled “Real Analysis for the Undergraduate: With an Invitation to Functional Analysis” (Springer, 2014).

Students invite local owners of sport businesses to campus to share their stories

Sport management majors as interns at the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans
North Central College students host Entrepreneurship in Sport—a panel of four founders, owners, directors of local sport-related organizations—on Feb. 17.

North Central College students in the Introduction to Sport Management II class (HPE 251), Sport Management Association (SMA) and NCC Cycling & Multisport Club are hosting a panel discussion titled Entrepreneurship in Sport on Feb. 17.

The panel features founders, owners and directors of local sports-related organizations who will give short presentations and answer questions.

Open house Nov. 12 for top high school students wanting to earn college credit

Richard Wilders, Lederman Scholars Program director
Gifted high school-aged students can earn up to two years of college credit while still in high school in North Central College’s Lederman Scholars Program.

Gifted high school-aged students can earn up to two years of college credit while still in high school through North Central College’s Lederman Scholars Program. Prospective students and their parents are invited to learn more at an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the College’s Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. Registration begins at 6 p.m.

Nicholson publishes article, coauthored with students

Neil Nicholson, assistant professor of mathematics
Neil Nicholson, North Central College assistant professor of mathematics, coauthors with four students an article that’s published in mathematics journal.

Neil Nicholson, North Central College assistant professor of mathematics, and four current and former students—Donglun Liu ’14, Steven Mackey ’13, Tyler Schroeder ’13 and Kyle Thomas ’13—were coauthors of a paper titled “Average Bridge Number of Shadow Resolutions” that was published in the Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, October 2013.

New faculty members begin academic year at North Central College

North Central College appoints five tenure-track faculty members in the sciences, theatre, economics and mathematics for 2013-2014 academic year.

North Central College has appointed new tenure-track faculty members for the 2013-2014 academic year, which begins Sept. 16.

The five new full-time, tenure-track faculty members are:

Marco Martinez joins North Central’s mathematics faculty in fall 2013

Marco Martinez, assistant professor of mathematics
North Central College welcomes Assistant Professor of Mathematics Marco Martinez as new tenure-track faculty member for 2013-2014 academic year.

North Central College has appointed five new tenure-track faculty members for the 2013-2014 academic year, which begins Sept. 16. Among those new faculty are Assistant Professor of Mathematics Marco Martinez.  

Murawska elected to ICTM board of directors

Jaclyn Murawska, adjunct instructor of mathematics
Jaclyn Murawska, North Central College adjunct instructor of mathematics, was elected to board of directors of the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Jaclyn Murawska, North Central College adjunct instructor of mathematics, has been elected to the board of directors of the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM). She will serve a three-year term as a director-at-large beginning October 2013.

Maria Gommel earns two awards at Honors Convocation

Maria Gommel received the Outstanding Major in Mathematics and Outstanding Student in the Science Division awards at North Central’s 2013 Honors Convocation.

Maria Gommel, daughter of Mark and Laurie Gommel of Malta, Ill., received two awards—the Outstanding Major in Mathematics and the Outstanding Student in the Division of Science awards—during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Maria is majoring in mathematics and actuarial science at North Central College. She is a graduate of DeKalb High School.

North Central’s math program wins grant for high school enrichment program

North Central College’s mathematics department secured Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant to aid high-achieving high school math students.

North Central College’s department of mathematics recently secured a competitive Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant (DMEG) from the Mathematical Association of America. The grant will be used to develop E2 (Expository Engagement): North Central Math Circle, an after-school math enrichment program for area high school students.

“It’s really exciting to be able to engage young, math-minded students at North Central,” said Neil Nicholson, North Central College assistant professor of mathematics and project director of E2.

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