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The NIU Department of Mathematical Sciences will host a regional mathematics competition from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at DuSable Hall and the Carl Sandburg Auditorium at the Holmes Student Center The Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) Regional High School Mathematics Contest this year will have 420 students from 17 high...
The 2017 Northern Illinois University Mathematics Contest took place on March 1. The first prize of $150, the second year in a row, was taken by Rebecca Dziubla, a senior mathematical sciences major from Roselle, IL. Jeremy Simonson, a senior electrical engineering major from DeKalb, IL, was second and won $100. The third place, with...
The NIU Department of Mathematical Sciences will host a regional mathematics competition from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at DuSable Hall and the Altgeld Auditorium. More than 400 students from 16 high schools will participate in the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) Regional High School Mathematics Contest. Individual and team...
Alex Elias
Sophomore defender Alex Elias from the Northern Illinois University women’s soccer team was named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District Women’s Soccer Second Team this week. Elias (Phoenix, Ariz./Boulder Creek) is the first NIU women’s soccer player to earn this recognition since Lindsey Curnock in 2009. The sophomore Phoenix native owns a perfect 4.0...
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Erik Rodgers, a graduate student from the math department at NIU, somewhat reluctantly admits that math is often a solitary discipline. For those who’ve seen “Good Will Hunting” too, too many times, the math student – especially the math graduate student – who comes to mind is a lean, pale lad or lass hunkered down...
Mike Mascitti
Senior Mike Mascitti (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove South) of the Northern Illinois men’s soccer team was named the Mid-American Conference Male Scholar Athlete of the Week, the league announced on Thursday. Last weekend in the MAC Tournament, Mascitti played the full 90 minutes in both NIU’s semifinal victory over third-seeded West Virginia and the championship...
Matt Cardwell (left) and Frank Naeymi-Rad, CEO and chairman of the board at IMO.
Most Ph.D. students in math never think about working for a major corporation or federal agency as part of their program. Doctoral students normally worry about qualifying exams, writing their dissertations and obtaining careers in academia. At NIU, however, students are involved in a unique plan of studies. The Applications Involvement Component (AIC) of the...
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Three seniors were the prize winners at this year’s Northern Illinois University Mathematics Contest. Scott Rexford, a senior mathematical sciences major from DeKalb, won first place, and will be awarded the first prize of $100. Nathanael Kozinski from DeKalb and Doug Fry (actuarial science) from St. Charles finished in a tie for second. Each will...
Bruce Niemi's "Remembered" sculpture in the Memorial Garden
Five Northern Illinois University students who excel in and out of the classroom have been selected as recipients of the 2012 Forward, Together Forward Scholarships. The recipients – Rachael Bardell, Jenifer Camery, Daihee Cho, Eric Solomon and Faith Stauersboll – each will receive a one-time scholarship of $4,000 for the 2012-13 academic year. “The Forward Together Forward...
Alan Zollman
Alan Zollman, an NIU professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, has received the Outstanding Leadership Award from the international School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA). The award was presented earlier this month during the organization’s 110th annual convention in Colorado Springs, Colo. Begun in 1901, the SSMA is a professional community of researchers and...
Middle School Math Masters
It’s simple math, really. Take a small army of dedicated middle school teachers. Add to that a highly specialized master’s degree program that expands their expertise — not only in mathematics, but also in adolescent identity formation and in teaching methods that stress real-life connections for pre-teens. The results are spectacular, according to Northern Illinois...
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Two seniors and a freshman took the honors at this year’s Northern Illinois University Mathematics Contest. The 26th running of the annual event was held March 23. The winners were recognized Sunday, April 17, at the Department of Mathematical Sciences’ Awards Ceremony and Reception. Chi Zhang, a senior computer science/mathematical sciences major from Qingdao, China, won first...
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