Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Michigan Technological University! The department is vibrant, with a growing reputation in research and graduate education and a tradition of excellence in undergraduate education.

Visitors to the department will find many recent and ongoing changes, including

  • New faculty joining the department in Fall 2014: Assistant Professors
    Cécile Piret and Yeonwoo Rho, and Seokwoo Choi, Visiting Assistant Professor.
  • A new Math Learning Center (MLC). The MLC, where undergraduate students obtain peer tutoring in introductory mathematics, is the busiest Learning Center on campus. The MLC relocated to the second floor of Fisher Hall, Room 234. Renovations to the new space started in May 2012 and were completed prior to the start of the Fall 2012 semester, making it more functional and inviting.
  • A revamped second-semester calculus course. MA2160 is traditionally the most difficult course for undergraduates. We introduced a blended learning model, which combines online and classroom teaching, to provide students with more resources and a better chance for success. Students will receive the same attention in the classroom as before, with additional lectures and other resources available on the web and integrated into the course.

As we strive to improve our department, we continue to offer a broad undergraduate degree in mathematics (with six different concentrations), and graduate degrees in applied mathematics, statistics, discrete mathematics, and pure mathematics.

Whether you are a prospective student looking for a degree program or a prospective faculty member looking for a department that supports high-quality teaching and cutting-edge research, I hope you will browse our web pages and find the information that suits your needs. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mark S. Gockenbach
Professor and Chair