News Archives

VanKrevelen presents at largest North American statistics conference

Ryne VanKrevelen, lecturer in statistics, presented joint research on "Efficacy of 'The Islands'-based Projects Compared to Student-Collected Data Projects in Introductory Statistics Courses" at the 2018 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, BC, Canada. 

Chad Awtrey honored as one of the top mathematics educators in the country

Awtrey, an associate professor of mathematics at Elon, received the Henry L. Alder Award from the Mathematics Association of America at its national MathFest conference. 

Mathematics faculty Jan Mays and Aaron Trocki present original research

Jan Mays, senior lecturer in mathematics, and Aaron Trocki, assistant professor of mathematics, presented research at the Mathematical Association of America’s Annual MathFest Meeting in Denver, Colorado, held Aug. 1-4, 2018.

Syllabuzz: COR 348 Life Stories

In this course, Associate Professor of Mathematics Alan Russell stresses the importance of exploring one’s past in order to see the possibilities for the future.

Francis Edward Su, 'Mathematics for Human Flourishing' - Monday, Oct. 22

Megan Squire, Elon Distinguished Scholar Lecture - Sept. 20

The 2017 Elon Distinguished Scholar Award recipient presents an overview of her research into online communities. 

Students, mentors dive deep during Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

More than 50 Elon undergraduates were joined by several from other colleges and universities participated this summer in SURE, one of Elon's signature undergraduate research opportunities. 

Doehler presents at international statistics conference

Kirsten Doehler, associate professor of statistics, presented on “Diversity-Related Projects in an Introductory Statistics Course” at the 10th International Conference on Teaching Statistics held July 8-13 in Kyoto, Japan. 

Elon wins analytics poster competition

An interdisciplinary team of Elon students presented a data analysis during the Business Analytics Competition at Manhattan College.

Awtrey selected to head summer undergraduate research program for National Security Agency

The NSA grant will bring nine students selected from a national pool to Elon to work with Awtrey and participate in the Elon’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience. 


Mathematics and Statistics faculty attend electronic conference and host regional dinner

Faculty from the Mathematics and Statistics Department attended the electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics (eCOTS) and hosted the first eCOTS Regional Dinner at Elon University. 


Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Kristen Mazur named 2018-19 MAA-SE Section Lecturer
Kristen Mazur will serve as the Section Lecturer for the Southeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America for the 2018-2019 academic year.


Kristen Mazur publishes in the American Mathematical Monthly

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Kristen Mazur publishes article in the American Mathematical Monthly on her research in the mathematics of voting theory.

Seven receive Fulbright awards to teach English abroad

A record 11 Elon students and alums have been awarded Fulbright grants this spring to teach English or conduct research, adding to Elon’s reputation as a top producer of Fulbright award winners.

Aaron Trocki publishes in international journal

Aaron Trocki, assistant professor of mathematics published a full length research report in the international journal, Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education.

Aaron Trocki presents original research

Aaron Trocki, assistant professor of mathematics presented his research at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Research Meeting in Washington, D.C. on April 23-25, 2018.

Arts & Sciences alumni recognized

Three outstanding alumni from Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences, were honored Thursday at an annual awards celebration.

Chad Awtrey awarded grant from Mathematical Association of America

The grant will support a mathematics enrichment program for students at Walter M. Williams High School in Burlington, N.C.

CELEBRATE! Profile: Jack Hartmann

A computer science and statistics major explores the impact of corporate participation on open source software project communities. 

Jeff Clark chairs Southeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America Meeting

Jeff Clark, professor of mathematics, attended the annual meeting of the Southeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America, which he chairs.

Young alumni excellence celebrated

Ten alumni who graduated in the past 10 years were recognized with the Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Awards on April 14 for their professional success, service as difference-makers in their communities and loyal support of Elon.

Mathematics and Statistics faculty attend conference on technology in mathematics

Mathematics and Statistics Faculty attend International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in Washington, DC


Department of Mathematics & Statistics faculty, student attend NC-ASA poster session

Faculty members in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics and a student attended the North Carolina-American Statistical Association's recycled poster event in Hillsborough, N.C.

Aaron Trocki presents original research

Aaron Trocki, assistant professor of mathematics presented his research at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education in Washington, DC on March 26-30, 2018.

2018 Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Award recipients to be recognized April 14

The honorees are young alumni who have achieved major professional success, serve as difference-makers in their communities and loyally support Elon as partners, advocates and investors.


Aaron Trocki and Maddie Jaudon present original research

Aaron Trocki, assistant professor of mathematics, and Maddie Jaudon, applied mathematics major, presented their research at the Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education Conference in San Diego, California on Feb. 22-24, 2018.

Lee and Overman awarded Colonial Academic Alliance grant to support ‘Learning to Learn’ initiative

The $34,000 grant is from the Colonial Academic Alliance, which seeks to link the colleges and universities that make up the Colonial Athletic Association. 

Clark presents on teaching of abstract algebra at Joint Mathematics Meetings

Professor of Mathematics Jeff Clark presented this month at the annual Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego.

Faculty Research Series panel discussion focuses on finding the right publisher

The Faculty Research Series co-chairs Pamela Winfield and Mina Garcia hosted a panel discussion “Finding the Right Fit for Your Scholarship” on Nov. 15. The panelists focused on choosing the right publisher for the right audience and personal experience and advice for writing and publishing. 

Awtrey publishes with alumni, gives invited talks

A.L. Hook Associate Professor Chad Awtrey publishes a research paper with alumni Taylor Cesarski '17 and Peter Jakes '17 in the latest issue of an international number theory journal.

Math majors present at regional conference, one receives award

Jacie Cooper '18, Morgan Ferguson '19, Nicholas Hadgis '18, Peter Komlofske '19, Olivia Lennox-Sanzone '18, Kiley Shannon '18 and Janae Williams '18 presented at the 13th Annual Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference held at UNC-Greensboro on Nov. 3-4, 2017.

Josselyn Geyer '18 recognized with the Outstanding Mathematics Education Student award

Geyer was recognized with the award by the North Carolina Council for Teachers of Mathematics on Nov. 2 at its annual conference in Greensboro, N.C.

Students demonstrate data analytics, text mining and visualization skills in Elon Champion Analytics Challenge

Teams analyzed data provided by HanesBrands, a socially responsible manufacturer and marketer of leading everyday basic apparel.

Pi Mu Epsilon guest speaker discusses cryptography

Elon's chapter of the national mathematics honor society hosted Jenny Fuselier of High Point University for a guest lecture on the mathematics behind the art of data encryption.

Elon statistics faculty and alumni gather in Durham

Statistics faculty and local statistics alumni met in Durham, N.C. on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 to catch up.

Clark presents on Euclid and Analysis at MathFest

The professor of mathematics presented at the Mathematical Assocation of America's annual mathematics festival in Chicago.

Math and Statistics Department celebrates student accomplishments

The department gathered on May 3 to celebrate the accomplishments of its students. 

Statistics faculty present at conference on technology for mathematics instruction

Ryne Vankrevelen and Laura Taylor from the Mathematics and Statistics Department present at the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics

Mathematics and statistics faculty attend conference on teaching statistics

Six members of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics Faculty attended the United States Conference on Teaching Statistics at The Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania.


Awtrey receives grant from Mathematical Association of America

The funding will assist A.L. Hook Associate Professor Chad Awtrey and Williams High School math teachers Robin French '15 and Dee Sizemore in providing enrichment activities for talented high school students.

College of Arts & Sciences recognizes distinguished alumni

Ralph Mueller ’83, Michael Capps ’99 and Carly Ledbetter ’13 were honored with the 2017 Elon College Distinguished Alumni Awards during an April 27 ceremony.

Math majors and faculty shine at professional conference

A total of 13 math majors and faculty attended the 2017 Southeastern Sectional Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, held at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, on March 9-11.

Passion for pure math theory fuels Lumen Scholar's research

Peter Jakes '17 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments. 

Math faculty and alumnus publish research article in international journal

Michael Keenan '16, Associate Professor Jim Beuerle and A.L. Hook Associate Professor Chad Awtrey published a research paper in the most recent issue of the International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics.

Four Elon students named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford

The students join a global community of Fellows charged with increasing campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking and creativity.

Noyce Program accepting applications for paid summer STEM internships

The Elon Noyce Scholars Program is accepting applications for summer education internships from current first-year students and sophomores who are interested in STEM fields.

Death of retired Elon faculty member William Barbee

William Hawksley Barbee, a member of Elon’s mathematics faculty for 33 years, died on February 14 in Hickory, N.C. He was 78.

News & Record article highlights lessons learned by Elon students in the Dominican Republic 

During a three-week Winter Term course, titled “Business of Baseball and Tourism in the Dominican Republic,” two dozen students examined issues relating to neo-colonialism and globalization while traveling in the Caribbean nation.

Math faculty present research, insights at largest annual mathematics conference

The 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings, the largest annual mathematics conference in the world, was held Jan. 4-7 in Atlanta.

Painting by mathematics professor featured in International Mathematical Art Exhibition

The painting "Starburst" by Karen Yokley, associate professor of mathematics, is the fourth she's had accepted for the Bridges Organization's visual art exhibition at the annual Joint Mathematics Meetings.