News Archives

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. 

Statistics faculty present at conference on technology for mathematics instruction

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

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.

Elon Students Present at National Math Meeting

Four applied mathematics majors presented their research in July at the at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Annual Meeting

Applied Mathematics Major and Professor Present at BAMM!

Kelly Reagan '17 and Associate Professor Karen Yokley present mathematical modeling research at VCU conference.

Putting passion into action

Brandon Landreth ’11 has been able to design and implement weekly lessons on health, wellness and oral hygiene for elementary students in rural Greene County thanks to a fellowship.

Ralph Mueller ’83 appointed to top academic position at Purdue Northwest 

The Elon alumnus will oversee 15,000 students and more than 70 undergraduate/graduate degree programs as the university’s inaugural vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost.

Statistics and Mathematics Faculty Attend Virtual Conference

Associate Professors of Statistics Laura Taylor and Kirsten Doehler, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Kristen Mazur and Lecturer of Statistics Ryne VanKrevelen viewed the conference from an on-campus classroom.

Elon's 2016 retirees recognized

President Emeritus Earl J. Danieley, who has given Elon 70 years of service, is among 19 faculty and staff members retiring this year.

Pi Mu Epsilon guest speaker proves "Dogs Know Calculus"

Roland Minton, professor of mathematics at Roanoke College, gave a guest lecture titled, "The Curious Case of the Dog Who Could Do Calculus," on May 4.

Aaron Trocki Publishes for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Journal

The assistant professor of mathematics publishes as third author in the May issue of Teaching Children Mathematics.

Math-Stats colloquium speaker discusses the use of statistics in courtroom cases

Elon's chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national math honor society, and Elon's Statistics Club hosted statistician Dr. Sat Gupta (UNC-Greensboro) for a guest lecture on applied statistics on April 5, 2016.

Aaron Trocki presents research, receives award 

Aaron Trocki, assistant professor of mathematics, presents original research and receives award at the  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Research Conference in San Francisco April 11-14, 2016.

Top 10 Under 10 Awards celebrate the successes of young alumni

The awards program highlights and celebrates alumni who have graduated within the past decade and who are distinguished in their professions and invested in the future of Elon and its community.

Associate Professors of Statistics Laura Taylor and Kirsten Doehler publish article on faculty perceptions of statistics

The paper introduces a new scale to measure faculty attitudes and perceptions related to the statistics discipline.

Math and Statistics Department hosts 38th annual Math Contest

Middle and high school students tackle math contest on Elon's campus.


Aaron Trocki presents at the Society of Technology and Teacher Education Conference

Aaron Trocki, assistant professor of mathematics, presents at the SITE Annual Conference in Savannah, Georgia from March 22-25, 2016.

Chad Awtrey receives 2016 Beginning Faculty Teaching Award from the Southeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America
Mathematics faculty member recognized for outstanding teaching and mentoring 


Jeff Clark presents paper on Smith Normal Form

The professor of mathematics presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

Jeff Clark elected chair of Southeastern Section of the Mathematical Assocation of America

The professor of mathematics was elected at the annual meeting of the section at its business meeting on March 26.

Elon faculty make STEM fun for local schoolchildren

A pilot project led by faculty members Martin Kamela and Dave Gammon brought Alamance County elementary and middle school students to campus for four days of science and math activities while Elon University students traveled away for spring break.

Tom Riley '16 presents at international professional meeting

The March meeting of the American Physical Society is the largest annual international meeting of physicists, featuring more than 9,000 presentations from authors around the world.

Chad Awtrey and alumni publish math research paper
A.L. Hook Assistant Professor Chad Awtrey and alumni Brett Barkley '15, Nicole Miles '15, Chris Shill '14, and Erin Strosnider '14 published their paper, "Degree 12 2-adic fields with automorphism group of order 4", in the most recent issue of the Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics.


Michelle Snyder '06 presents work during the McMichael Colloquium Series

The 2006 physics and math alumna discusses her work at the Institute for the Environment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Elon alumnus speaks about life as a math graduate student

Greg Mader '11, a doctoral student in Biomathematics at N.C. State University, spoke Feb. 24 to a crowd of 32 students and faculty about his life as a graduate student.

Microfinance can help home businesses recover from calamity in developing countries

Research by Elon University senior Michael Keenan finds that household businesses in Indonesia are more likely to cope with natural disasters and disease when they have access to banks that provide savings and loans.

Math majors and faculty present at the national Joint Mathematics Meetings

Peter Jakes '17, Michael Keenan '16, Sara Rodgers '16, Jesi Weed '16, Professor Jeff Clark, Professor Crista Arangala, and A.L. Hook Assistant Professor Chad Awtrey presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle from Jan. 6-9, 2016.

2016 Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Award recipients announced    

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

Lumen Scholar, alumna and math faculty publish research article

Honors Fellow and Lumen Scholar Peter Jakes '17, alumna Robin French '15, associate professor Alan Russell and A.L. Hook assistant professor Chad Awtrey published a research paper in the inaugural issue of the Minnesota Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics.