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- News from the Mathematics Department — Mathematics at Carthage — Carthage College

students to present at preeminent research conference Fifteen Carthage students have been accepted to present their research at the Council on Undergraduate Research s 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research taking place April 11 13 in Lacrosse Wis more Faculty Appointment Mathematics The Department of Mathematics at Carthage College solicits applications for a full time one year appointment starting August 2013 more STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT Winners Again A team of Carthage students won the Fall 2012 Face Off mathematics quiz competition held during the Pi Mu Epsilon Regional Math Conference It s the team s eighth win in nine competitions more Alumni Achievements Carthage alumnus recognized for ongoing malaria research Samson Kiware 07 and his innovative malaria research were featured in a magazine published by Marquette University where he s pursuing a doctorate more STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT Carthage student honored for research in computer science Nathan Fulton 13 receives silver award at premier computer science conference and two others present their summer research more Carthage seeks adjunct mathematics instructor The Department of Mathematics at Carthage solicits applications for a daytime adjunct position starting February 2013 more SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS Division of Natural Sciences introduces Science Success Seminar Series Series will feature current students and alumni and will direct students to research opportunities internships jobs and graduate school positions more Alumni Achievements Math music alumnus honored at national conference Nathaniel Card 12 was honored for a presentation on his Carthage senior thesis which was titled Benford Melodies more Student Achievements Carthage continues dominance in math competition A team of Carthage students won the Face Off Mathematics quiz competition at the Milwaukee School of Engineering more ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENTS Career shift suits award winning math professor Shawn Chiappetta 96 credits his Carthage professors for shaping his approach to teaching more SURE 2012 SURE program seeks applicants Students are invited to apply now for the 2012 Natural Sciences or Social Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Experience more REAL RESULTS SURE Poster Session Tuesday Students who participated in the 2011 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience will present their research at a poster session in Hedberg Library on Tuesday Sept 13 The poster session will be held from 11 30 a m to 1 p m more EXPERTS AT CARTHAGE World renowned virologist to speak at Carthage Carthage welcomes back to campus alumnus Dr John Jack Johnson 67 Sept 8 for the first Natural Sciences Colloquium of the 2011 12 academic year more Undergraduate Research From SURE research to certain results Carthage s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience leads to real world success more UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SURE students begin summer research The Carthage Summer Undergraduate Research Experience offers students the opportunity to engage in collaborative research with faculty more Euler Society 2011 Meeting at Carthage The Euler Society an international organization devoted to the study of 18th century science and mathematics will hold its 2011 meeting at Carthage July 25 27 Abstracts are due June 15 more Alumni Achievement Carthage alumna receives Graduate Research Fellowship Katie Stevens 10 is currently studying

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Open archived version from archive - Mathematics Department Faculty — Mathematics at Carthage — Carthage College

s Math Department since 2000 She teaches courses in Applied Mathematics Elementary Statistics Business Statistics and Calculus I She also team taught Introduction to Management Read more Allen Klingenberg Associate Professor of Mathematics Straz Center B6 H carthage edu 262 551 5804 Professor Allen Klingenberg earned his bachelor s and master s degrees from the University of Michigan and his Ph D from Michigan State University He joined the Carthage faculty in 2003 He is Read more Mark Snavely Chair of the Mathematics Department Professor of Mathematics Straz Center 200 carthage edu 262 551 5714 Professor Mark Snavely is interested in research in the field of dynamical systems His paper Markov Partitions for the Two Dimensional Torus presented at the Conference and Workshop in Ergodic Theory Read more Erik Tou Assistant Professor of Mathematics Straz Center B10 F carthage edu 262 551 5960 Professor Erik Tou specializes in analytic number theory and the history of mathematics His number theoretic research covers a wide range of topics from the calculus of complex functions to matrix Read more Aaron Trautwein Professor of Mathematics Straz Center 206 carthage edu 262 551 5873 Professor Aaron Trautwein specializes in knot theory a subfield of topology

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Open archived version from archive - Faculty Research in Mathematics — Mathematics Department Faculty — Mathematics at Carthage — Carthage College

have studied the dynamics of train layouts pollution in ecosystems and polyominoes Research Students Ben Burch James Beaman Erin Beyerstedt Jennifer Everson Presentations and Publications Counting Train Track Layouts M R Snavely J D Beaman E J Beyerstedt in Mathematics Magazine Professor Erik R Tou Research Interests Theory of prime numbers History of science and mathematics Translation from original sources Geometry and arithmetic in higher dimensions Presentations and Publications Leonhard Euler and the Longitude Problem Carthage Math SURE Program Letters relating to a Theorem of Mr Euler for correcting the Aberrations in the Object Glasses of refracting Telescopes Translation from French Explicit Constructions of Arithmetic Lattices in SL n R International Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science 2009 Vol 4 Professor Aaron Trautwein Research Interests Dr Trautwein specializes in knot theory Knot theory is a subfield of topology the area of mathematics that examines shape In particular he studies the physical and theoretical properties of harmonic knots and their applications He has presented numerous talks on this research and on the teaching of mathematics Research Students William Oliver Sean Chiapetta Presentations and Publications An Introduction to Harmonic Knots in Ideal Knots World Scientific Publishing 2000 Professor Erlan Wheeler Research Interests

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Open archived version from archive - Mathematics Major and Minor Requirements — Mathematics at Carthage — Carthage College

met Mathematics Major The major requires 44 credits which must include MTH 1120 Calculus I MTH 1220 Calculus II MTH 1240 Discrete Structures MTH 2040 Linear Algebra MTH 3120 Real Analysis MTH 3040 Abstract Algebra MTH 4300 Senior Research 4 cr MTH 4990 Senior Thesis Completion CSC 1110 Principles of Computer Science 3 Mathematics electives Students must take three additional mathematics courses numbered above 2000 excluding MTH 4500 and MTH 4900 PHY 2200 or PHY 2470 may be substituted for one mathematics elective Mathematics Minor A minor consists of four courses beyond MTH 1220 and CSC 1110 PHY 2200 or PHY 2470 may be used as one of these courses Additional Information The teaching minor for secondary education should include MTH 1120 MTH 1220 MTH 2040 MTH 2080 MTH 3050 MTH 3040 CSC 1110 The elementary education major desiring licensure for teaching mathematics should include MTH 1030 MTH 1040 MTH 1050 MTH 1120 MTH 1240 MTH 2080 CSC 1100 OR 1110 The mathematics major planning to attend graduate school should include MTH 2120 MTH 2020 MTH 3220 MTH 3180 MTH 3140 The mathematics major planning on secondary teaching should include MTH 2080 MTH 3030 MTH 3050 The mathematics major planning a career in actuarial science should include MTH 2120 MTH 2130 MTH 3030 MTH 3050 Students should also contact the chair of the Mathematics Department for additional information on preparing for the actuarial exams MTH 3050 Theory of Statistics carries VEE credit Students planning to become actuaries may also take MGT 3210 Financial Management ECN 1010 Principles of Microeconomics and ECN 1020 Principles of Macroeconomics for VEE credit Placement Exam The Department of Mathematics administers a placement exam upon request A separate competency exam also is available for students wishing to meet the college quantitative literacy requirement without taking a

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Open archived version from archive - Opportunities for Mathematics Students — Mathematics at Carthage — Carthage College

top of changes in the exams Students interested in actuarial work can pass two or more exams by the time they graduate Four Carthage courses are approved by the actuarial societies for Validation by Educational Experience VEE credit MTH 3050 Theory of Statistics MGMT 3210 Financial Management ECN 1010 Principles of Microeconomics and ECN 1020 Principles of Macroeconomics For more information contact Prof Mark Snavely chair of the Mathematics Department For more information on becoming an actuary visit Be An Actuary a website that has a wealth of information on the industry and the current exam requirements ScienceWorks Entrepreneurial Studies in the Natural Sciences ScienceWorks is a unique offering at Carthage The program focuses on the business of science by integrating important skills such as written and oral communication graphics and artwork business accounting management and marketing Students get hands on experience and coursework that prepares them for the job market and career advancement Learn more about ScienceWorks J Term January Term is a month long period of study in January in which all academic departments offer innovative courses on campus as well as study tours in other countries The Mathematics Department has been active in J Term offering courses to both majors and non majors Learn more about J Term at Carthage Research Programs Undergraduate Research and SURE The Mathematics Department has a vibrant undergraduate research program All students are required to write a senior thesis and most students do substantial research in one or more of their courses Many students do additional research in independent study courses or through the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program SURE SURE funded by a grant from the Kresge Foundation gives natural science students at Carthage the opportunity to live on campus for the summer while doing significant research with a faculty member

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Open archived version from archive - Meet Carthage Mathematics Majors — Mathematics at Carthage — Carthage College

in mathematics When I realized that you could make a good wage doing it I was sold Alyssa Miller 14 If you re even considering a major in math you know you like numbers Math is an excellent degree to have and the Math Department at Carthage is absolutely wonderful You will not regret it Abby Pekoske 13 I hope to get my Ph D in mathematics and become a

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who encourage intellectual growth at Carthage and promote mathematical awareness on campus and to the community Throughout the year the organization sponsors several events for the advancement in mathematics The organization creates activities learning enhancements and recognition for all levels and branches of mathematics Math Club is not just about math All majors minors are welcome to join at any point throughout the year Math Club provides students with an opportunity to get observation hours for student teaching volunteer at high schools to tutor math network with Carthage alum take on leadership roles participate in Family Fun Night and much more This club is about having fun and is always open to new ideas and opportunities Advisor Erik Tou Face Off Face Off is a mathematics quiz show with questions from the broad realm of mathematics At least two competitions are held each year at the MAA Wisconsin Section Meeting every April and at the Pi Mu Epsilon Regional Math Conference every November Carthage fields a team for most Face Off competitions The Carthage team has won eight of its last nine competitions Read more Pi Mu Epsilon This national honorary society is for those students who have displayed superior academic achievement in mathematics The society aims to promote the development of mathematics and provides opportunities for involvement in the mathematics community at both the local and national level Advisor Erlan Wheeler Carthage Microgravity Team Each year Carthage fields a Microgravity Team to compete for a place in NASA s Systems Engineering Educational Discovery program Students in physics computer science mathematics and chemistry have participated Carthage has successfully participated in this program every year since the program s beginning in 2008 SEED pairs NASA researchers with student teams tasked with designing and building experiments in support of NASA mission research

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Open archived version from archive - Careers for Mathematics Majors — Mathematics at Carthage — Carthage College

for mathematicians is expected to increase by 22 percent through the year 2018 The most common fields in which mathematicians find work are computer science and software development physics engineering and operations research More mathematicians also are becoming involved in financial analysis Employment of actuaries is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations through 2018 Nationally math majors with bachelor s degrees reported starting salaries of 48 499 in 2010 Graduates pursuing actuarial positions earned an average of 55 220 Possible careers for mathematics majors Please note that list includes careers requiring differing degrees of education and training Engineer Professor Mathematics Actuary Structural Analyst Computer Programmer Accountant Mathematician Financial Analyst Software Engineer Statistician Aerospace Mathematician Math Teacher Economist Market Research Analyst Underwriter Cost Estimator Analyst Employers of Carthage mathematics graduates Carthage graduates have been hired as analysts computer network technicians compensation analysts math teachers actuarial assistants and data management specialists Accenture Analyst Data Dimensions Program Analyst Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Health Care Computer Network Technician Trustmark Insurance Actuarial Assistant Primecast Inc Compensation Analyst Initiative Concepts Program Analyst Kenosha Unified School District Math Teacher AON Data Management Specialist Walgreens Market Research Heathrow Scientific Project Coordinator For more information about

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