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OSU Department of Mathematics Newsletter
Spring 2021
Spring 2021
Spring 2021
Welcome From the Chair - Jean-François Lafont
Using Technology to Teach Math Classes During a Pandemic
Graduate Life During the Pandemic
The Young Mathematicians Conference Post-COVID
Using Mathematics to Combat Gerrymandering
Spotlight: Actuarial Club at Ohio State
New Faculty Spotlight: Caroline Terry
Alumni Spotlight: Joel Moreira
Spotlight: The Graduate Student Community During the Pandemic
Undergraduate Research Successes
Welcome From the Chair - Jean-François Lafont
In this issue
Welcome From the Chair - Jean-François Lafont
Dear Friends of the Department, Welcome to our spring newsletter! I look forward to update you on our latest research, teaching, and outreach activities…
Using Technology to Teach Math Classes During a Pandemic
Elizabeth Miller Introduction The sudden switch to online instruction in spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic presented a unique challenge to educators everywhere, and the…
Graduate Life During the Pandemic
Barbara Keyfitz and Sanjeevi Krishnan The pandemic has affected graduate student life in myriad ways. On behalf of the Graduate Studies Committee, we…
The Young Mathematicians Conference Post-COVID
By Liz Vivas and Jim Fowler The Young Mathematicians Conference (YMC) held at Ohio State has become one of the premier ways to showcase…
Using Mathematics to Combat Gerrymandering
Dustin G. Mixon The year 2020 will be remembered for its historic confluence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the George Floyd protests and the presidential election. As if that weren't enough,…
Spotlight: Actuarial Club at Ohio State
The Actuarial Club at Ohio State (ACOS) is open to all Ohio State students. We primarily focus on helping students gain…
New Faculty Spotlight: Caroline Terry
The Department of Mathematics welcomes its new tenure track faculty member: Caroline Terry. Terry is originally from Omaha, Nebraska. She…
Alumni Spotlight: Joel Moreira
Former student Joel Moreira has been awarded the 2020 Michael Brin Dynamical Systems Prize for Young Mathematicians, given to outstanding…
Spotlight: The Graduate Student Community During the Pandemic
Although social distancing requirements led to fewer opportunities to see people in person, the graduate student community stayed vibrant and…