Mathematics and Computer Science Awards and Scholarships
As with tradition, the LSSU School of Mathematics and Computer Science awarded outstanding graduates and scholarships in its annual awards ceremony. The 2012 recipients included Sara McGavin, Outstanding Mathematics Graduate; Cythia Lowry, Outstanding Mathematics Education Graduate; Jean-Paul Schuurhuis, Outstanding Associates Degree Graduate; Emma Churchill and Rose Ward, Franklin F. Otis Scholarship; Trista Jerome and Bryan Hurthibise, Gerald M. Samson Mathematics Scholarship; and Lisa Luton and Daniel Radke, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science Scholarship.
LSSU finishes 2nd in Computer Programming Contest
Lake Superior State University took second place in the annual NMU Computer Programming Contest held in Marquette, Mich. It was the highest finish for LSSU in the 13 years it has participated. Visit this page for further details and a cool picture of the team with its giant trophy.
LSSU hosts Mathematics Conference
Lake Superior State University once again acted as host of the Upper Peninsula Math Association of America (UPMAA). The meeting was a 2-day event held in the fall. Faculty from upper peninsula universities gave talks at the LSSU Cisler Center on a variety of mathematical topics.
Also highlighting the event was two invited speakers, Mike Bolt from Calvin College, and Karen Rhea from the University of Michigan. Bolt spoke on "Paint by Number: Visualization and Computation of Conformal Maps". Rhea's talk was titled "What Is Effective Teaching?".
Math majors will have best jobs in the country
If you are pursuing a college degree in mathematics, you are well on your way to one of the best jobs in America today. Mathematician, actuary, and statistician rank as the top three occupations in the country, according to an article published in Wall Street Journal’s Career Journal.
“This is great news for our math majors,” says Lake Superior State University professor Thomas Boger, who heads up the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. “Over the years, our mathematics alumni have shared their success stories with us. This study further confirms that we are preparing students for satisfying careers.” -read more-
Computer Networking Grads are in Demand
"We created the computer networking degree a few years ago in response to a national demand for IT professionals with networking skills," explained Thomas Boger, Chairman of the School of Mathematics and Computer Science. "Our grads are reaping the benefits, as they are finding challenging, well-paying jobs." -read more-
PI Day Generates Annual Buzz
Math Bowl Photos:
On March 14 (3.14, that is), the School of Mathematics and Computer Science annually celebrates the anniversary of the creation of “Pi” by inviting area students to participate in its annual Math Bowl. -read more-
Attention: Math/Computer Science Alumni
We want alumni from our department to stay in touch. In our Alumni Spotlight, we will be featuring mathematics and computer science graduates on our web site. If you're a graduate, visit this web page and let us know what you've been up to.