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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.

Elon Math and Statistics Department Welcome Dinner 

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.

Pi Mu Epsilon speaker discusses mathematics behind sports rankings

Elon's chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national math honor society, hosted mathematician Dr. Mike Mossinghoff (Davidson College) for a guest lecture on the mathematics involved in ranking sports teams on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

Statistics Duo Publishes Duo of Articles in 2015

Statisticians Laura Taylor and Kirsten Doehler co-author two statistics education publications.

Elon study: Despite perceptions, breast milk sharing rarely anonymous

Research by Elon University professors Aunchalee Palmquist and Kirsten Doehler suggests that most women in the United States who donate human breast milk to another mother do so with caution and knowledge about each other.

Campus partners organize food drives

Six math majors present at UNCG conference

A total of 20 students and faculty attended, and six students presented, at the 11th Annual Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro on Nov. 7, 2015.

Pi Mu Epsilon guest speaker links mathematics & music

Professor David Kung of St. Mary's College of Maryland visited campus on Oct. 26 for a lively demonstration of the way math and music intersect.

Pi Mu Epsilon hosts Tennessee mathematicians

Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society, hosted assistant professors Debra Mimbs and Laura Singletary from Lee University in Tennessee on Sept. 30, 2015.

Math majors and faculty publish research article

A research team consisting of Jesi Weed '16, Sara Rodgers '16, Nicole Soltz '17, Assistant Professor Kristen Mazur, and A.L. Hook Professor in Science & Mathematics Chad Awtrey published an article in the most recent issue of an international mathematics journal.

Pi Mu Epsilon and Elon Stats Club co-host third Annual Fall Pizza Party

Elon's chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society, and Elon's Statistics Club co-hosted a fun evening of pizza, prizes and math games on Thursday, Sept. 10.

Chad Awtrey publishes research paper, gives invited talk

The A.L. Hook Assistant Professor of Mathematics published a paper in the most recent volume of the International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics.  He also gave an invited talk at UNC-Greensboro on September 16, 2015.

Math faculty and alumni publish article

Mathematics faculty and alumni recently published an article in BIOMATH.

Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences, honors three professors

Olivia Choplin, Meredith Allison and Jeff Clark were recognized during Planning Week 2015 for their accomplishments during the previous academic year.

Chad Awtrey named A.L. Hook Professor

The assistant professor of mathematics will use the named professorship to deepen the scholarly experience of his undergraduate researchers.

Math major and faculty present at national conference

Mathematics major Jesi Weed '16, Professor Jeff Clark and Assistant Professor Chad Awtrey presented in August in Washington, D.C., at MathFest 2015, the national conference of the Mathematical Association of America.

Math majors present at SURE poster session

Math majors Taylor Cesarski '17, Kelly Reagan '17, and Jesi Weed '16 presented their summer undergraduate research projects at Elon's Summer Undergraduate Research Experience poster session on July 24, 2015.

Chad Awtrey gives invited research talk

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Chad Awtrey gave an invited research talk at UNC-Greensboro on June 30, 2015.

Pi Mu Epsilon hosts Karin Saoub

The national mathematics honor society Pi Mu Epsilon hosted Karin Saoub, assistant professor at Roanoke College, for a special guest lecture on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

Two students win competitive science research internships in Germany

Ben Kaiser '16 and Alyssa Romano '16 will conduct science research at German universities this summer.