Sep 21, 2020  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Mathematics Department


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Dan Van Peursem, Chairperson
Dakota Hall, Room 319
(605) 677-5262

math@usd.edu
www.usd.edu/math

FACULTY

Professors:

José Flores, Numerical Analysis
Yuhlong Lio, Stochastic Processes
Dan Van Peursem, Applied Mathematics

Associate Professors:

Catalin Georgescu, Dynamical Systems
Nan Jiang, Numerical Analysis
Gabriel Picioroaga, Operator Algebras and Wavelets

Instructors:

Sally Bartelt, Core Mathematics
Clark Bennett, Core Mathematics
Teresa Chasing Hawk, Core Mathematics
Lynnette Crawford, Core Mathematics
Shannon Kortan, Core Mathematics
Kristen Maxon, Core Mathematics
Sandra Shumaker, Business Mathematics
Kathleen Tracy, Core Mathematics
Clare Wagner, Core Mathematics

MAJOR:

Mathematics, B.S.

MINORS:

Mathematics
Mathematics: Composite
Statistics

Mathematics has been called the universal language of the world. This language is used to describe and model phenomena in the sciences, humanities, and arts. Even more exciting than the questions that have been answered by mathematicians are the questions that have yet to be answered or have yet to be posed. To provide students with the foundation and skills for pursuing those questions, the mathematical sciences department provides courses in both pure and applied mathematics, as well as in statistics. Mathematics majors choose diverse career directions, including but not limited to, mathematics education, positions in business and industry, professional schools, and graduate studies in mathematics or statistics. The undergraduate program in mathematics reflects the diversity of student interests as well as the diverse nature of the mathematical sciences. In their study of mathematics, students will develop and hone their problem solving and critical thinking skills that will “open doors wider”, serving well both society and the students in all aspects of their lives.

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Dr. Marjorie H. Beaty Math/Computer Science Scholarship (available to mathematics or computer science majors with preference to South Dakota residents)
  • Howard Connors Math Scholarship (available to undergraduate mathematics majors)
  • Cleland Cook Math Scholarship (available to undergraduate mathematics majors)
  • William E. Ekman Scholarship (available to undergraduate mathematics majors with financial need)
  • Ekman Gutzman Leadership Promise Plus Scholarship (available to undergraduate math majors who meet requirements of the Promise Plus Program)
  • Gutzman Family Scholarship in Mathematics (available to undergraduate mathematics majors)
  • Merten M. Hasse Scholarship (available to undergraduate mathematics majors)
  • Dr. Andy E. Karantinos Scholarship (available to sophomore, junior or senior mathematics majors)
  • Rick and Kathi Kessler Family Scholarship (available to undergraduate math and/or computer science majors)
  • Even and Anne Larson Scholarship (available to junior mathematics majors)
  • Thomas Emery McKinney Mathematics Award (available to senior mathematics majors)
  • Reise Officer Math Scholarship (available to mathematics majors)
  • Curtis and Lynda Olson Mathematics Scholarship (available to undergraduate mathematics majors)
  • Dr. Alexander Pell Scholarship (available to undergraduate mathematics majors)
  • Pi Mu Epsilon Scholarship (available to senior mathematics major who is a member of Pi Mu Epsilon)
  • Ralph Richardson Memorial Scholarship (available to undergraduate mathematics majors)
  • Royal and Cora Scott Family Scholarship (available to junior or senior mathematics majors who graduated from a South Dakota high school)
  • Bessie Kimball Thurber Memorial Math Scholarship (available to undergraduate mathematics majors)
  • David Walish Scholarship in honor of Howard Connors (available to mathematics majors with preference to upper-division undergraduate students)
  • David Walish Scholarship in honor of Bill Ekman (available incoming freshman mathematics majors)
  • Robert L. Walter Scholarship (available to undergraduate mathematics majors with preference to students interested in mathematics education)

 

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