News Archives

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. 

Research by Palmquist, Doehler highlighted in popular motherhood news site

The article on Romper featured research by Elon's Aunchalee Palmquist and Kirstie Doehler about the online sharing of breast milk. 

Pi Mu Epsilon and Elon Stats Club cohost 4th Annual Fall Pizza Party

The annual fall pizza party for the national mathematics honor society and statistics club featured a guest lecture by Associate Professor of Mathematics Jim Beuerle.

Pi Mu Epsilon Speakers Discuss Applications of Mathematics to Biology and Physics History

The national mathematics honor society Pi Mu Epsilon hosted faculty from Winthrop University (SC) and Central Washington University (WA) for engaging colloquia on topics at the intersection of mathematics, biology, history, and physics.

Five math majors present at regional conference, one receives award

Peter Jakes '17, Nathan Pool '17, Michelle Rave '17, Kelly Reagan '17 and Jade Schrader '16 gave presentations at the 12th Annual Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference held at UNC-Greensboro on Nov. 11-12.

Amazon Web Services consultant shares data analytics insights

Through an analytics workshop, participants learned how cloud computing can be utilized by organizations to innovate, experiment and iterate.

Kelly Reagan ’17 presents twice at recent undergraduate mathematical biology conference

Elon senior takes home award from N.C. mathematics conference

The N.C. Council for Teachers of Mathematics recognizes outstanding mathematics education students at colleges and universities across the state in an effort to encourage student enjoyment of mathematics and mathematics education.  

Homecoming kicks off with Alumni Awards ceremony

Seven distinguished alumni received the 2016 Alumni Awards on Oct. 21 in recognition for their professional achievements, leadership and service to society

Pi Mu Epsilon hosts female mathematician for engaging colloquium

Kristen Abernathy, assistant professor of mathematics at Winthrop University in South Carolina, spoke to a crowd of 51 students and faculty about her research in the areas of analysis and mathematical modeling on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Math professor, alumni publish research paper in international number theory journal

Nicole Miles '15, Chris Shill '14, Erin Strosnider '14, and A.L. Hook Associate Professor of Mathematics Chad Awtrey published a paper in the October 2016 issue of JP Journal of Algebra, Number Theory, and Applications.

Five presented with Elon University's highest honor — the Elon Medallion

Elon President Leo M. Lambert bestowed the university's highest honor upon five retired faculty and staff members for their meritorious service to the university. 

Elon math department has strong showing at MathFest, with Lumen scholar taking home award

Peter Jakes '17, Professor Jeff Clark, Assistant Professor Aaron Trocki, and A.L. Hook Associate Professor Chad Awtrey gave presentations at MathFest in Columbus, OH, on Aug. 3-6, 2016.