Welcome to UNC School of Mathematical Sciences!
The School of Mathematical Sciences is made up of a dedicated group of students and faculty members. Our faculty members are mathematicians, mathematics education researchers, and computer scientists. Our students are undergraduates, in-service teachers pursuing a Master’s Degree in mathematics, and graduate students pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Mathematics. Graduates from our programs are school teachers, district administrators, college instructors, university professors, and professionals in business, industry, and government.
Our department has a particular focus on the teaching and learning of mathematics and on the preparation of highly qualified mathematics teachers at all levels. Small classes and approachable professors create a supportive environment for student learning. Every year, the students who graduate from our programs include approximately 25 prospective secondary school teachers; 10 students with a liberal arts emphasis; and 10 students in the applied statistics emphasis area. We also have approximately 50 students enrolled in our Teaching Emphasis Master’s Degree program and approximately 20 students enrolled in our Ph.D. program in Educational Mathematics.
4 of 11Rume conference
The School of Mathematical Sciences is serving as the host institution of the Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics to be held in Denver in February 2014. Dr. Gulden Karakok, Assistant Professor, is serving as the local organizer.
5 of 11Math Education Research
Dr. Michael Oehrtman received funding from the NSF to develop and evaluate an instructor support system for his calculus materials, CLEAR Calculus. The project develops calculus concepts around a small number of fundamental ideas in a way that is both conceptually accessible to students and mathematically rigorous.
7 of 11Math Education Research
Dr. Gulden Karakok received the Sponsored Research Fellowship through the Office of Sponsored Programs. This fellowship provides an excellent opportunity for increasing knowledge and skills in grantsmanship, reassigned time for grant development, and a stipend during Summer 2014. Dr. Karakok will be working to expand research on Transfer of Learning.
8 of 1122nd Annual UNC Mathematics Contest
In January 2014, 180 high school and middle school students from all over Colorado took the second round of the 22nd annual University of Northern Colorado Mathematics Contest. The top scoring students will be honored at an awards banquet in April of 2014, and a new First Round Contest will commence in October 2014.
9 of 11Math Camp
Las Chicas de Matemáticas, a camp for high school girls, will be held from June 8-13, 2014. A glimpse of past camps and an application form can be found here.Please contact Hortensia Soto-Johnson for more information.11 of 11Gathering for Gardner
On October 21, 2013, the School of Mathematical Sciences marked Martin Gardner's 99th birthday with the 4th annual Gathering for Gardner Celebration of Mind party. Over 150 members of the university community enjoyed an evening of math puzzles, games and magic
- School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Northern Colorado
- Ross 2239
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- 501 20th Street
- Greeley, CO 80639
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