Each year, our faculty and staff put in considerable effort on grants and awards proposals. Proposals are submitted to a variety of funding agencies. We recognize the following department members for their successful efforts. Congratulations! Click for complete list.

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Stuart Antman has been awarded the Lyapunov Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

The Lyapunov Award is given every two years by the Technical Committee on Multibody Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics (MSND-TC), which is part of the ASME Design Engineering Division. It recognizes lifetime contributions to the field of applied nonlinear dynamics.


Congratulations to sophomore Math major Keaton Ellis for placing first in the 2015 US national Rubik’s cube 3x3 one handed competition held in Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.

We regret to report the passing of Professor Emeritus Maurice Heins, who at one time held a distionguished professorship in complex analysis in our department. Maurice Heins received his PhD in mathematics from Harvard University in 1940.  He was a highly prolific scholar and enjoyed a long and distinguished career in academia.  His research interests were varied but focused primarily on complex and harmonic analysis.  He was the author of close to 100 research papers, published in the most prestigious journals, and three textbooks on complex analysis.  He is especially known for his work on Hardy classes of functions defined on Riemann surfaces and on conformal metrics. 

Professor Heins held academic positions at three major research universities: Brown University, the University of Illinois, and the University of Maryland, where he was recruited to a distinguished chair professorship.  He was invited to visiting positions and to give lectures at the major mathematics research centers in the United States and Europe, including the University of California Berkeley, Imperial College, London and the University of Paris.

Known for his kind and gentle demeanor, Professor Heins was widely sought as a mentor and advisor.  He was the thesis advisor for some nineteen students over the course of his career.  Although he retired from his professorship at the University of Maryland, he continued to pursue his research interests, publishing papers into the 1990s.  He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and also the American Mathematical Society.

A longer obituary may be found here.

The Inaugural William E. Kirwan Distinguished Undergraduate Lecture

Feuerbach’s Theorem: A Beautiful Theorem Deserves a Beautiful Proof" by Professor Douglas Hofstadter* on April 23rd, 2015 4:00-5:00pm in Physics 1412. 

Douglas Hofstadter is a College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science at Indiana University, Director of  the Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition, and the author of the Pulitzer Prizewinning book, Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid.

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2015 NSF Graduate Fellowships have been announced. Congratulations to our majors Rafael Setra and Kevin Stubbs.

Rafael Setra, a Mathematics and Electrical Engineering double degree candidate, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship for his planned graduate studies in Electrical Engineering.  Rafael was a 2014 recipient of a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Kevin Stubbs, a Mathematics and Computer Engineering double degree candidate, received honorable mention for consideration for a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship.