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Modernizing Statistics Education Modernizing Statistics Education
Dr. Jennifer Noll recently received a prestigious “CAREER” grant from the National Science Foundation to study new methods of teaching statistics to non-mathematics majors.
Research
Professor Marek Elżanowski Professor Marek Elżanowski
Professor Marek Elżanowski is the inaugural recipient of the PSU Foundation Philanthropic Leadership Faculty Award.
Faculty Member
Sean Larsen - Mathematics as Human Activity Sean Larsen - Mathematics as Human Activity
Mathematics is a creative act that is as beautiful and engaging as any of the fine arts and as useful as any of the physical sciences. Too often students and teachers experience mathematics as a dormant list of procedures, definitions, theorems, and proofs. Mathematics professor Sean Larsen is a mathematics educator focused on bringing mathematics to life for undergraduate students and mathematics teachers at all levels.
Faculty Member
Jay Gopalakrishnan: Simulate right - Use mathematics Jay Gopalakrishnan: Simulate right - Use mathematics
The success of scientific computation in recent decades in the design and prediction of complex engineering and biological systems has elevated it into a scientific methodology distinct from the traditional theoretical and experimental methodologies. Dr. Gopalakrishnan argues that the key to this success has been numerical algorithms founded on sound mathematical principles. This opinion shapes his research attitudes.
Faculty Member
What is in a Number? What is in a Number?
One of Dr. Eva Thanheiser's research foci is on how preservice elementary teachers conceive of numbers and what motivates them to learn mathematics--factors critical to the mathematics of future elementary school students.
Research
Need to Know if it's Going to Rain?—Ask a Mathematician Need to Know if it's Going to Rain?—Ask a Mathematician
Dr. Dacian Daescu knows the math on weather forecasting—he's one of just a handful of mathematicians in the world developing the math that runs computer forecasting models.
Research
Steve Bleiler Steve Bleiler
Game Theory - Calculating optimum strategies
Faculty Member
Fariborz Maseeh '80, MS '84 Fariborz Maseeh '80, MS '84
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