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Sharon Pastore ’73 Speaks To Students About Problem Solving

The Golden (50th) Anniversary of the founding of Saint Peter’s New Jersey Epsilon Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon will feature speakers and events throughout the 2017 – 2018 academic year. To launch the anniversary, Sharon Pastore ’73, a distinguished alumna and trustee of Saint Peter’s University, presented the inaugural event: “Our Love for Mathematics=Our Love […]

Saint Peter’s Represents at MathFest in Chicago

Eileen Poiani, Ph.D., HA ’17, special assistant to the president, and Madel Liquido ’17 attended MathFest in Chicago. At the event, Liquido gave a presentation at the Pi Mu Epsilon Conference. PME is the national mathematics honor society. Liquido is a SURGE fellow and a mathematics major. Her research is directed by Nickolas Kintos, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics. Dr. […]

Federal Panel Appoints Dr. Katherine Safford-Ramus

Katherine Safford-Ramus, Ed.D., professor of mathematics, has been asked to serve as a subject matter expert on an adult numeracy project funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Titled “Advancing Mathematics Teaching and Learning in Adult Education,” this three-year project hopes to accelerate the teaching and learning of advanced mathematics through the use of high-quality […]

The Second Annual STEM Event on Campus is a Success

On Saturday, November 12, a group of approximately 109 middle, high school, and community college students, family members, Saint Peter’s undergraduate students and educators came to Saint Peter’s University to attend the second annual STEM event on campus: “The Path to the STEM Dream for Young Scholars.” This event is a collaborative effort between the […]

Saint Peter’s Students and Faculty Attend Regional Math Conference

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Two faculty members and eight undergraduate students recently attended the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Regional Conference in Atlantic City, N.J., where more than 2,000 math teachers, professors and administrators participated in about 270 sessions. Education Professor James Clayton, Ed.D.,  presented two workshops: Using the Context of Social Justice to Teach Elementary Mathematics […]

Dr. Poiani Honored by The New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education

Eileen L. Poiani, Ph.D., special assistant to the president and professor of mathematics,  received the 2015 “Sister Rose Thering Award” from The New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education. Dr. Poiani received the award for her initiation and support of educational and community programs that combat bias, bigotry, and intolerance as well as her initiation of […]

Students Inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon

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The national mathematics honor society, Pi Mu Epsilon, held its 47th annual induction ceremony in April. Congratulations, mathematics students!

Professor Hopkins Wins a 2015 Haimo Teaching Award

Last week Brian Hopkins, professor of mathematics at Saint Peter’s University, was awarded with a 2015 Haimo Teaching Award from the Mathematical Association of America. The award has been given since 1991 to honor college or university teachers who have been widely recognized as extraordinarily successful and whose teaching effectiveness has been shown to have […]

Students Construct Three-Dimensional Object in Math Class

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Students of the MA248 Mathematics Technology Lab took a break from the computers for a construction project. Using plastic strapping and rivets, they created a spherical piece of a minimal surface. The three-dimensional object, based on the cubic lattice, was described by Hermann Schwarz in the 1880s as an example of a surface that minimizes […]

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