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Professor Stan Yoshinobu

Yoshinobu Named Teaching Innovator by Chronicle of Higher Education

Professor Stan Yoshinobu was recognized for his work in developing workshops to help college math instructors learn to use a teaching method called inquiry-based learning, which has been shown to improve learning, reduce math anxiety, and close the gender achievement gap in math classes. This focus earned him a place on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s first-ever list of Teaching Innovators.

Casey Kelleher

Students Expand the Frontiers of Mathematics with Faculty Mentors

Student researchers and their faculty mentors explored mathematical concepts ranging from quadratic infinite trees to the Game of Life.

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Morgan Sherman with Jason Chew and Aron Daw

Kato, Todorov to Retire in June

Professors Goro Kato (pictured above) and Todor Todorov, will retire at the end of this academic year with 65 years of teaching mathematics between them.

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In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Jean (Jeannie) Marie McDill

Professor Emeritus Jean (Jeannie) Marie McDill

The Cal Poly Mathematics Department lost a treasured friend and colleague on Dec. 8, 2017, when Professor Emeritus Jean Marie McDill passed away. She taught in the Cal Poly Mathematics Department from 1973 until her retirement in 2001.

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Letter from the Chair

Dr. Borzellino

In his final letter as department chair, Joe Borzellino details how the Frost Fund is already making an impact on the Math Department. He also introduces new arrivals and bids farewell to upcoming retirees.

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Faculty Publications, Grants, Awards and Presentations

From orbifold substructures to gender equity in STEM, mathematics faculty contributed to the discipline and the profession in many ways in 2017-18.

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Thank You to Our Generous Donors

We greatly appreciate the generosity of all the corporations, foundations, organizations and individuals who donated to the Mathematics Department. Private support funds visiting speakers, travel to conferences and other exceptional Learn by Doing opportunities for mathematics students.

Putnam Exam Results

The official Cal Poly team placed in the top 15 percent at the annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. Zoe Cooperband was the top finisher for the Mustangs with 18 points.

 

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Students Attend Professional Mathematics and Math Education Conferences

The future of mathematics education got a little brighter this year as teachers-to-be attended multiple professional events and workshops with their faculty mentors. Students also attended and presented at the regional Mathematical Association of America Conference.

 

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Department Welcomes New Staff

Kristina Wong (pictured at left) and Melissa Sunata — both Cal Poly alumni — joined the Math Department front office this year.

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