Mathematics, Statistics, and Actuarial Science Department News & Events
College of Liberal Arts and Science Spring Awards 2020
The department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Actuarial Sciences presented the following awards:
Outstanding Graduating Seniors
Gwendolyn Spencer 9Actuarial Sciences)
The John Gaisser Award honors dedication to a professioinal career in Actuarial Science:
The Judith Morrel Award recognizes a major having high accomplishment in a departmental project curriculum overseen by CHASE, The Center for High Achievement and Scholarly Engagement
The Robert O. Whitesell Honor Awards for Academic Excellence in Mathematics are presented to outstanding upper-class students in Mathematics:
The Amos Capenter Award Honors Excellence in Mathematical Research
The Jeremiah P. Farrell Award Honors Dedication to a Professioinal Career in Mathematics
Congratulations to Chole Makdad - Golwater Scholarship Recipent
The Mathematics, Statistics, and Actuarial Department would like to congratulate Choloe Makdad, a sophomore mathematics, statistics, and computer science major for being named our most recent Goldwater Scholarship recipient.
The Goldwater Scholarship is the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering in America. According to the Goldwater Foundation, 396 college students from across the U.S. were selected to receive the scholarship from an estimated pool of more than 5,000 college sophomores and juniors. A total of 1,343 natural science, engineering, and mathematics students were nominated by 461 academic institutions to compete for the 2020 Goldwater scholarships. Of students who reported, 191 of the Scholars are men, 203 are women, and virtually all intend to obtain a Ph.D. as their highest degree objective. Fifty Scholars are mathematics and computer science majors, 287 are majoring in the natural sciences, and 59 are majoring in engineering. Many of the Scholars have published their research in leading journals and have presented their work at professional society conferences.
“Honorable Mention” of Bulldogs at JMM2020!
Seven of our majors, Jayme Brickley, Jacob Charboneau, Chloe Makdad, Dave Purdum, Benjamin Rempfer, Gwen Spencer and Dejuan Winters, presented posters from their research at the Joint Mathematics Meeting (JMM) in January (January 15th to 18th), in Denver CO. JMM is organized annually by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS), and it is the largest mathematics meeting in the world.
There were 361 poster presentations by undergraduates from all around the Unites States. The poster presentations by Chloe, Ben, Gwen and Dejuan were among “Honorable Mention” posters at the poster session.
Algorithmic Number Theory Research Runs in the Family at Butler
Check out the Butler University News to read about father and daughter research at Butler. Brianna is a mathematics and computer science major and has been working with her father on mathematics and computer science. The full article can be found at Butler Stories Newsrom. As an added fun fact, David Purdum, a senior mathematics and statistics, and computer science maor, is also mentioned in the article for his research.
Pi Mu Epsilon Conference
Friday, September 20, 2019
Dr. Scott Kaschner, David Brickley, Jacob Charboneau, Ben Rempfer. Chloe Makdad, Troy Wiegand, DeJuan Winters, Dr. John Herr
Congratulations to six of our majors presenting at the 46th Annual Pi M Epsilon Student Conference, part of the 47th Miami of Ohio University Anual Mathematics Conference: Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems and Their Applications. Students began their research during Mathematics Research Camp in August 2019, with work continuing into the school year.
Dr. Scott Kaschner gave a talk on Superstable Manifolds and the Ising Model on Hierarchical Lattices.
Student talks included the following:
Science Building Renovation
To keep pace with a rapidly changing world and continue preparing our graduates for the science of the future, it’s time for a bold investment to repurpose and renovate science facilities that match the high caliber of our students and faculty. Visit https://stories.butler.edu/sciences-campaign to find out more about our new $100M science complex.
Mathematics Research Camp 2019
Mathematics Research Camp was held August 12–20, 2019. The camp provided current first-year through senior majors a first research experience in mathematics. Prior research experience was not required.
Congratulations to our Mathematics Research Camp participants for their outstanding work!
Bailey Bond: "Exploration of Nilpotent and Malnormal Subgroups of Frobenius Groups Using MAGMA Software", Faculty Advisor: Dr. Amber Russell
Jayme Brickley: "Dynamics on Checkerboard Julia Sets", Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stefano Silvestri
Jacob Charboneau and David Gregory: "Modulo Difference Cover Bounds", Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ankur Gupta
Walker Demel and Wyatt Spies: "A New GCD Algorithm", Faculty Advisor" Dr. Jon Sorenson
Talia Green: "The Best Batting Lineup for the Atlanta Braves", Faculty Advisor: Dr. Chris Wilson
Ryan Heumann: "Finding A Parallel to Einstein's Criteria Over Finite Fields", Faculty Advisor: Dr. Prem Sharma
Chloe Makdad: "An Extension Theorem for Bicomplex Functions", Faculty Advisor: Dr. William Johnston
Dave Purdum: "Automorphisms φ of ℤ [x, y] and ƒ ∊ ℤ [x,y] fixed by φ", Faculty Advisor: Dr. Amber Russell
Jenna Repkin: "Numerical Investigations of the Σn ≤ xρ1(n)", Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Webster
Benjamin Rempfer: "Geometric Limits of Julia Sets for a non-Hyperbolic Siegel Disk Map", Faculty Advisor: Dr. Scott Kaschner"
|The department is proud to announce that on Saturday, May 11th, we had over 30 students graduate from our programs. And, this is the first class to have several students graduate with a Statistics major! We are so proud of each and every one of our students and wish them all the best as they venture out into the world. We know you will all do great things! Below is a picture of several of our students and faculty who celebrated at a reception held by the department after graduation. Best wishes to you all!|
No Actuarial Science events have been scheduled for the Spring 2020 semester yet!