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en-usPenn State University Relationsnews@psu.edu (Penn State News)Students to compete in MATHCOUNTS competition at Penn State Fayette
http://news.psu.edu/story/142736/2013/01/25/students-compete-mathcounts-competition-penn-state-fayette
Nearly 80 students from seven school districts in Fayette and Greene counties will be participating in the 2013 MATHCOUNTS competition held at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. This competition will begin at 9 a.m. Feb. 5, in the Maggie Hardy Magerko Auditorium in the campus' Community Center.
http://news.psu.edu/story/142736/2013/01/25/students-compete-mathcounts-competition-penn-state-fayetteFri, 25 Jan 2013 10:10 -0500SAT prep courses offered at Penn State York and The Lancaster Center
http://news.psu.edu/story/143329/2013/01/09/sat-prep-courses-offered-penn-state-york-and-lancaster-center
High school students preparing to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) can find help through SAT preparation courses being offered at Penn State York and Penn State, The Lancaster Center throughout the spring.
The courses will provide valuable information regarding test format, proven test-taking strategies, a review of essential verbal, math, and critical reading skills as well as proper essay-writing techniques assessed in the SAT 1.
Cost for each four-session course is $210 and includes a copy of "The Official SAT Study Guide: For the New SAT" by the College Board.
http://news.psu.edu/story/143329/2013/01/09/sat-prep-courses-offered-penn-state-york-and-lancaster-centerWed, 09 Jan 2013 15:30 -0500Richard Villanti is science student marshal for Fall 2012 Commencement
http://news.psu.edu/story/144588/2012/11/14/richard-villanti-science-student-marshal-fall-2012-commencement
Richard Villanti of Sayre, Pa., will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University's fall commencement ceremonies on Dec. 22, at the University Park campus. Villanti's faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be Diane Henderson, a professor of mathematics.
http://news.psu.edu/story/144588/2012/11/14/richard-villanti-science-student-marshal-fall-2012-commencementWed, 14 Nov 2012 08:14 -0500American Mathematical Society elects new Fellows from Penn State
http://news.psu.edu/story/144881/2012/11/05/american-mathematical-society-elects-new-fellows-penn-state
Mathematical scientists from around the world have been named to the inaugural class of the Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), an association of professional mathematicians dedicated to mathematical research and scholarship. This inaugural class of 1,119 Fellows represents more than 600 institutions and includes many professors from Penn State University. The Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and utilization of mathematics.
http://news.psu.edu/story/144881/2012/11/05/american-mathematical-society-elects-new-fellows-penn-stateMon, 05 Nov 2012 15:02 -0500Marker mathematical lectures set for Oct. 1 to 4
http://news.psu.edu/story/146232/2012/09/27/marker-mathematical-lectures-set-oct-1-4
Enrico Bombieri, professor of mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., will present the Russell Marker Lectures in the Mathematical Sciences on Oct. 1 to 4 at Penn State University Park. The free, public lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science.
http://news.psu.edu/story/146232/2012/09/27/marker-mathematical-lectures-set-oct-1-4Thu, 27 Sep 2012 07:42 -0400Program encourages girls to pursue careers using math and science
http://news.psu.edu/story/149098/2012/05/04/program-encourages-girls-pursue-careers-using-math-and-science
Gadgets, Gizmos, and Gigabytes: Classrooms of the 21st Century, Cell-A-Bration, Dazzling Databases, "Sparkling" with Chemistry, DNA Detectives, and The Science of Color in Cosmetics are just a few of the workshops being offered this year during the 16th annual program to encourage young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) on Friday, May 11 at Penn State York. Pathways to Your Future: Exploring STEM Careers begins at 8:45 a.m. in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building on campus. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Seventh grade girls, their teachers, and some parents representing 26 schools (public, private, charter, and cyber) will take part in this career awareness program. Some 315 people (students, parents, and teachers) will be participating in the free program.
http://news.psu.edu/story/149098/2012/05/04/program-encourages-girls-pursue-careers-using-math-and-scienceFri, 04 May 2012 23:47 -0400Students compete in MATHCOUNTS competition at Penn State Fayette
http://news.psu.edu/story/151428/2012/02/23/students-compete-mathcounts-competition-penn-state-fayette
About 60 middle school students from seven school districts in Fayette and Greene counties participated in the 2012 MATHCOUNTS competition held recently at Penn State Fayette, the Eberly Campus. The competition took place in the Maggie Hardy Magerko auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
http://news.psu.edu/story/151428/2012/02/23/students-compete-mathcounts-competition-penn-state-fayetteThu, 23 Feb 2012 16:15 -0500Marker Lectures in the Mathematical Sciences set for Aug. 29 - Sept. 1
http://news.psu.edu/story/156306/2011/08/10/marker-lectures-mathematical-sciences-set-aug-29-sept-1
Manjul Bhargava, a professor of mathematics at Princeton University, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in the Mathematical Sciences from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, on Penn State's University Park campus. The lecture series includes a presentation intended for a general audience titled "Sums of Squares and the 290-Theorem," which will be held at 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29. Bhargava also will give three specialized lectures.
http://news.psu.edu/story/156306/2011/08/10/marker-lectures-mathematical-sciences-set-aug-29-sept-1Wed, 10 Aug 2011 11:14 -0400Baum receives honorary degree from the University of Colorado
http://news.psu.edu/story/157511/2011/06/03/baum-receives-honorary-degree-university-colorado
Paul Frank Baum, Evan Pugh professor of mathematics at Penn State, has received the honorary degree of doctor of humane letters, honoris causa, from the Board of Regents at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Baum has been given this award "in recognition of his powerful, elegant and lasting contributions to the field of mathematics."
http://news.psu.edu/story/157511/2011/06/03/baum-receives-honorary-degree-university-coloradoFri, 03 Jun 2011 11:58 -0400George Andrews awarded honorary professorship at Nankai University
http://news.psu.edu/story/157796/2011/05/18/george-andrews-awarded-honorary-professorship-nankai-university
George Andrews, Evan Pugh professor of mathematics at Penn State, has been has been awarded an honorary professorship at Nankai University in China. Andrews receives this honor in recognition of his many important contributions to research fields including number theory and combinatorics. In addition, he is recognized for solving a number of well-known long-standing problems in these fields. Andrews has expressed that, as an honorary professor of Nankai University, he would do his best to support the teaching and research projects at the Nankai University's Center for Combinatorics -- one of the leading national academic institutions for mathematical research.
http://news.psu.edu/story/157796/2011/05/18/george-andrews-awarded-honorary-professorship-nankai-universityWed, 18 May 2011 14:34 -0400Alberto Bressan receives Italian mathematical union's Fichera Prize
http://news.psu.edu/story/159055/2011/04/06/alberto-bressan-receives-italian-mathematical-unions-fichera-prize
Alberto Bressan, Eberly family chair in mathematics at Penn State University, will be awarded the Fichera Prize from the Italian Mathematical Union (IMU). The prize, which will be awarded during the general congress of the IMU in Bologna, Italy later this year, is assigned once every four years to the author of a paper of great significance in the field of mathematical analysis and applications.
http://news.psu.edu/story/159055/2011/04/06/alberto-bressan-receives-italian-mathematical-unions-fichera-prizeWed, 06 Apr 2011 13:05 -0400Search for advanced materials aided by discovery of hidden symmetries
http://news.psu.edu/story/159328/2011/04/03/search-advanced-materials-aided-discovery-hidden-symmetries
A new way of understanding the structure of proteins, polymers, minerals and engineered materials will be published in the May 2011 issue of the journal Nature Materials. The discovery by two Penn State researchers is a new type of symmetry in the structure of materials, which the researchers say greatly expands the possibilities for discovering or designing materials with desired properties. The research is expected to have broad relevance in many development efforts involving physical, chemical, biological, or engineering disciplines including, for example, the search for advanced ferroelectric ferromagnet materials for next-generation ultrasound devices and computers.
http://news.psu.edu/story/159328/2011/04/03/search-advanced-materials-aided-discovery-hidden-symmetriesSun, 03 Apr 2011 13:00 -0400Bressan elected to Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters
http://news.psu.edu/story/159367/2011/03/29/bressan-elected-royal-norwegian-society-sciences-and-letters
Alberto Bressan, Holder of the Eberly Family Chair in Mathematics at Penn State University, has been elected a foreign member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters for his outstanding accomplishments in the field of mathematics. Founded in 1760, the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters is the oldest learned academy in Norway.
More information is online at:http://www.science.psu.edu/news-and-events/2011-news/Bressan3-2011
http://news.psu.edu/story/159367/2011/03/29/bressan-elected-royal-norwegian-society-sciences-and-lettersTue, 29 Mar 2011 09:56 -0400Local high school students enjoy 'Pi Day' at Penn State Fayette
http://news.psu.edu/story/159513/2011/03/23/local-high-school-students-enjoy-pi-day-penn-state-fayette
Local area high school students participated in the 12th annual Pi Day competition recently at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. Sixteen teams of ninth- and 10th-grade students from Belle Vernon Area, Laurel Highlands, Ringgold, Uniontown Area and Yough High Schools competed to win their choice of apple, cherry, blueberry or chocolate pie. "It's not your regular test by any means," said David Meredith, associate professor of engineering at Penn State Fayette and proctor of the Pi Day exam.
http://news.psu.edu/story/159513/2011/03/23/local-high-school-students-enjoy-pi-day-penn-state-fayetteWed, 23 Mar 2011 10:12 -0400Marker Lectures in the Mathematical Sciences set for Feb. 7-10
http://news.psu.edu/story/161235/2011/01/27/marker-lectures-mathematical-sciences-set-feb-7-10
Piotr Chrusciel, professor of gravitational physics at the University of Vienna in Austria, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in the Mathematical Sciences on Feb. 7, 8, 9, and 10, at the University Park campus of Penn State. The lecture series includes a presentation intended for a general audience, "General Relativity: Mathematics and Experiment," which will be held at 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, in 114 McAllister Building. Chrusciel also will give three specialized lectures: "Black Holes" at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8; "Cauchy Problems for the Einstein Equations" at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9; and "The Cauchy Problem on a Light-Cone" at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10. The Marker Lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science.
http://news.psu.edu/story/161235/2011/01/27/marker-lectures-mathematical-sciences-set-feb-7-10Thu, 27 Jan 2011 09:32 -0500