Department of Mathematics News

UT Pro2Serve Math Contest In the News

Knoxville News Sentinel

Hundreds of Tennessee high school students will descend on UT this fall and put their mathematics skills to the test during this year’s UT Pro2Serve math competition. They’ll also vie for academic scholarships to UT. The News Sentinel featured the contest in this story. Oak Ridge Today also featured the news in this story.  

Scholarships for High School Students to Be Awarded in Math Contest

There are buzzers, eliminations, and fierce competition. But there is no football, and certainly no calculators, in this bowl. The UT–Pro2Serve Math Contest, hosted by UT on Thursday, November 6, will award ten bright students each a $6,000 annual scholarship to UT.

Excellence in Academic Outreach, Global Awareness Recognized at Annual Honors Banquet

Lenhart

At the campus’s annual Honors Banquet last week, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek celebrated faculty, staff, and students for their accomplishments throughout the past academic year. Suzanne Lenhart, a mathematics professor and Chancellor’s Professor, was recognized for her excellence in academic outreach. Michael Handelsman, director of global studies, received the Ready for the World Award.

Expert to Discuss Scientific Computing at Science Forum

Steven Wise, associate professor of mathematics, will present “Simulations for Solutions: Solving Problems Through Scientific Computing” on Friday, April 4, at this week’s Science Forum. The weekly brown-bag lunch series allows professors and area scientists to discuss their research with the general public in a conversational presentation. The presentation begins at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena. Attendees can bring lunch or purchase it at the arena.

UT Hosts Second Annual STEM Symposium for High School Students March 29

Tennessee high school students interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are invited to a symposium sponsored by UT Libraries on Saturday, March 29. The second annual Big Orange STEM Symposium (BOSS): High School Outreach will be from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the John C. Hodges Library. The symposium is free, but participants are encouraged to register online.

Pregame Showcase to Feature Scientific Computing Expert

StevenWise

Before the Vols’ football game against Vanderbilt on Saturday, fans can learn about the past, present, and future of scientific computing at the College of Arts and Sciences Pregame Showcase. Steven Wise, associate professor of mathematics, will discuss the evolution of scientific computing and look at the challenges that lie ahead beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. This is the final Pregame Showcase of the season.