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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Who are these people and what are they doing on our web site? Find the answers, as well as what other LSSC and LSSU Math/CS alums have been up to since graduation in our Alumni Spotlight.
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Math Modeling course using new software

Lake Superior State University uses Simio simulation software under a grant from Simio LLC ( in MATH 401 Mathematical Modeling. The School of Mathematics and Computer Science faculty and students also use optimization modeling software AMPL under a grant from

Visit the LSSU Library for new Computer Science Books

Every year, the LSSU mathematics and computer science faculty work with the univesity librarians to help provide resources, both printed and online, to our majors. Click here to see a few of the books that just came in. They include topics such as PHP, app development, OpenGL, Ruby, AI, computer vision, Perl, web development, and more.

Computer Science Alums Making an Impact with Detroit-based Internet Company

LSSU computer science grads Jordan and Stefanie Warzecha launched Backstitch, a company that allows users a way to customize and personalize their web surfing experience. The company is feature here in an article from Xconomy.

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
Upper Peninsula event returns to the Sault

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: 2014 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008
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.