News Archives

Professor and alumni publish two research articles

Recent graduates Chris Shill '14 and Erin Strosnider '14 each co-authored an article with Assistant Professor Chad Awtrey in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics based on research conducted during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Jeff Clark publishes research on Interactive Construction of Small Grammars

The professor of  mathematics authored a peer-reviewed journal article on the heuristic construction of small LR(1) grammars.

Pi Mu Epsilon hosts mathematician from the National Security Agency

The national math honor society hosted a special guest lecture from National Security Agency mathematician Dr. Todd Mateer on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

Math majors & faculty give talks at sectional meeting of the American Mathematical Society

Two students and one faculty member spoke at the Southeastern Sectional Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, which was held Nov. 8-9, 2014, at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Professors present at North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference

Two faculty members in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics helped inform current high school teachers of the common pitfalls students make while conveying answers in the free response section of the Advanced Placement statistics exam.

 

Pi Mu Epsilon hosts mathematician Jim Brown

Elon's chapter of the national mathematics honor society hosted a special guest lecture by mathematician Dr. Jim Brown (Clemson University) on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

Math and Stat majors attend, present, and win an award at regional research conference

A total of 10 Elon students attended the 10th Annual Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro.

Aunchalee Palmquist and Kirsten Doehler publish article

Aunchalee Palmquist, in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and Kirsten Doehler, in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, recently published an article in the journal 'Social Science and Medicine.'

Jeff Clark appointed to Mathematical Association of America committee

Chad Awtrey gives invited presentation on mentoring undergraduate research

Assistant professor of mathematics Chad Awtrey gave an invited talk on mentoring undergraduate research at the International Conference on Advances in Interdisciplinary Statistics and Combinatorics, held at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro on October 10-12, 2014.

Pi Mu Epsilon hosts mathematician Dr. Jeremy Rouse

Elon's chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon (PME), the national mathematics honorary society, hosted mathematician Dr. Jeremy Rouse (Wake Forest) on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

Fall Convocation presents unique teaching opportunity for alumna

Amanda Ketner ’11, a math teacher at Woods Charter School in Chapel Hill, N.C., visited campus Oct. 2 with several students to hear husband-and-wife Pulitzer Prize-winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, whose book inspired her to create a chapter of Girls Learn International at the school.

Sophomore Statistics Major presents original analysis at StatFest

Sophomore Statistics major, Jenny Faig, presented an original analysis of baseball data at StatFest in Raleigh, NC

Pi Mu Epsilon hosts second annual fall pizza party

Elon's chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society, hosted a fun evening of pizza, prizes, and math games on Thursday, Sept, 11.

Math majors and faculty present at national MathFest conference

Three students and two faculty members presented at MathFest 2014, the national conference of the Mathematical Association of America, in Portland, Oregon, on August 6-9, 2014.

Students mentored by math faculty present at SURE poster session

Robin French '15, Lainey McQuain '15, Nicole Soltz '17  and Sarah Zierhoffer '15 presented their summer undergraduate research projects at Elon's Summer Undergraduate Research Experience poster session on July 25, 2014.

J. Todd Lee presents at international statistics education conference

Professor of Mathematics Todd Lee presented on the invited paper "Visual representations of empericial probability distributions when using the granular density metaphor."

Chad Awtrey receives national award for undergraduate research mentoring

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Chad Awtrey has been chosen to receive the 2014 Early Career Mentoring Award from the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science within the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

Noyce Scholars, professor attend NSF Conference

This June, the National Science Foundation hosted its national meeting for institutions supported by its program to recruit and develop of STEM teachers.

Mathematics and Statistics Professors Participate in 2014 AP Statistics Reading

 

 

Three rising juniors selected as Noyce Scholars

Catherine Lee, Emma Luparello and Julie Merritt will each receive a $21,900 scholarship for each of the next two years while working toward teacher licensure as part of their studies in mathematics and the natural sciences.

President of national mathematics honor society visits Elon

Eve Torrence of Randolph-Macon College hosted an origami workshop and delivered remarks May 5, 2014 at the Department of Mathematics & Statistics annual dinner.

Chad Awtrey and math majors publish research article

Assistant professor of mathematics Chad Awtrey and Elon undergraduates Brett Barkley '15, Jeremy Guinn '14 and Mackenzie McCraw '14 published their research article in the latest issue of the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal.

Six seniors receive Fulbright awards

The Class of 2014 is sending more scholars overseas next year with Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grants than any previous class in Elon University history.

Elon faculty, students, and alumni attend Women in Statistics conference

Statistics professors Laura Taylor and Kirsten Doehler attended the Women in Statistics conference in Cary, NC.  Statistics major Erin Donahue ‘15 and alumni Jessica Roycroft ‘13 and Jaime Speiser '10 were also in attendance.

Mathematics and statistics students receive awards

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics held a dinner in Johnston Hall on May 5 to celebrate its graduating seniors, scholarship donors and recipients and award winners.

 

Students and professors showcase scholarship at SURF

The 21st annual Spring Undergraduate Research Forum included poster sessions and classroom presentations from more than 200 Elon University students who teamed with faculty mentors to explore questions related to their fields of study.

Aunchalee Palmquist and Kirsten Doehler present at conference

Aunchalee Palmquist, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, and Kirsten Doehler, assistant professor of statistics, presented preliminary findings from Palmquists's study of milk sharing at the annual Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference in Chapel Hill, N.C. in March.

Pi Mu Epsilon welcomes Elon's Alan Russell for origami event

The national mathematics honor society hosted a fun-filled evening of snacks, prizes and origami with associate professor of mathematics Alan Russell on Thursday, April 9, 2014.

Statistics professors publish article in Teaching Statistics

Kirstie Doehler and Laura Taylor co-author article on using online surveys in statistics classrooms.

Kirsten Doehler presents at Carolinas Sports Analytics Conference

The assistant professor of statistics presented a talk, "The Gender Gap and the Two-Hour Mark in Major Marathon Races," at the Carolinas Sports Analytics Conference. 

Awtrey, Shill '14, and Strosnider '14 give invited research presentation at UNCG

Math majors Christopher Shill '14 and Erin Strosnider '14 and assistant professor of mathematics Chad Awtrey gave a joint, invited presentation at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, on April 9, 2014.

Math majors present at the Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics

Math majors Chris Shill '14 and Erin Strosnider '14 presented their research at the spring conference of the Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics  held at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah on March 14-15, 2014.

Math professors present at MAA-SE

Jeff Clark, professor of mathematics, and Karen Yokley, assistant professor of mathematics, presented at the 2014 MAA Southeastern Section meeting.

Sam Jennings '11 thrives as young department chair

Sam Jennings, a 2011 mathematics with teacher licensure graduate, is making waves early in his teaching career at South Brunswick High School in Southport, N.C.

Faculty receive Writing Excellence Initiative grants

Lisa Rosenberg, Belle Booker, Kris Zorigian, Angela Owusu-Ansah and Victoria Shropshire will use funding to help develop innovative approaches to writing in various courses.

Math majors, faculty give invited presentations at national conference

Math majors Nicole Miles '15, Nakhila Mistry '14, Chris Shill '14 and Erin Strosnider '14 presented invited and contributed talks at the Joint Math Meetings in Baltimore, on Jan. 15-18, 2014.

Jeff Clark Presents at Joint Mathematics Meetings

Jeff Clark presented a paper on the teaching of Real Analysis at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore.

Chad Awtrey and Christopher Shill '14 publish research article

Assistant professor of mathematics Chad Awtrey and mathematics and physics double major Christopher Shill '14 have published a research article on the intersection of p-adic numbers and Galois theory.

Three sophomores selected as Noyce Scholars

Amy Heaton, Sarah Woidill and Anna Lewis have been selected to participate in Elon's Noyce Scholars Program, which comes with a $21,900 scholarship for each of their final two years at the university.

Pi Mu Epsilon hosts award-winning mathematician, mime

Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society, hosted award-winning mathematician and professional mime Dr. Tim Chartier of Davidson College on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.

Leigh Iler '14 receives award  and presents research at annual teachers conference

Leigh Iler '14, a teaching fellow and Lumen Prize recipient, received the  Outstanding Mathematics Education Award for the Central Region of North Carolina at the annual N.C. Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference on Friday, Nov. 1. 

 

Nine mathematics majors present at research conference

A total of nine mathematics majors presented their research results at the ninth annual Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro.

Pi Mu Epsilon awarded two grants

Elon's chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the nation's premier mathematics honor society, has been awarded two grants to enhance the mathematics research environment at Elon.

Chad Awtrey gives invited research talk

Chad Awtrey, assistant professor of mathematics, centered his presentation on the newest results of his research program.

Laura Taylor publishes article on recurrent events

Laura Taylor, assistant professor of statistics, co-authors invited article in Lifetime Data Analysis on “Nonparametric estimation with recurrent competing risks data”. 

Lumen Prize project takes aim at Parkinson’s

Inspired in part by his grandmother’s fight against Parkinson’s disease, Elon University senior Andrew Fischer hopes his undergraduate research will be a small contribution to the elusive search for a cure to the degenerative neurological condition.

Pi Mu Epsilon hosts first annual fall pizza party

Elon's chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the nation's premier mathematics honor society, hosted a fun evening of pizza, prizes, and math on Thursday, September 19, 2013.

Jeff Clark Publishes Article on Using Art to Teach Math

Professor of Mathematics Jeff Clark's "Using Escher's Work to Demonstrate Symmetries of the Plane" appears in the current issue of the New York State Mathematics Teachers' Journal.

Chad Awtrey presents research talk at Davidson  College

Awtrey's talk focused on recent research results he obtained in collaboration with Elon mathematics majors Nicole Miles '15, Christopher Shill '14 and Erin Strosnider '14.