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Pi Mu Epsilon Hosts Annual Sudoku Showdown

The Pi Mu Epsilon chapter of the Department of Mathematics hosted their annual Sudoku Showdown competition on Saturday, November 16, 2019. This is an annual competition held to benefit the Chattanooga Community Kitchen. Participants contributed item for the Community Kitchen in lieu of an entrance fee. This year’s winner was Connor McPherson. McPherson is a current Computer Science major and Mathematics minor at UTC. First prize was a gift

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Weerasena Awarded PREP Grant from UTC

Dr Lakmali Weerasena

Dr. Lakmali Weeraena, Assistant Professor in Mathematics in the UTC Department of Mathematics, has been awarded a 1-year, $8799.00, Faculty Pre-Tenure Enhancement Program (PREP) grant from the Office of Research and Sponsored programs at UTC. Her  research interests focus on  (1) Developing methods to compute and approximate solutions of multi-objective optimization problems (MOPs); (2) Theoretical analysis resulting from the approximation of solution sets of MOPs; and 3) Develop mathematical

Wang Awarded Three Year Grant From the National Institutes of Health

Dr. Jin Wang, Professor and UNUM Chair of Excellence in Applied Mathematics, was recently awarded a research grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences under the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The amount awarded is $340,000 and the project runs from 2019 to 2022. With the support of this NIH grant, Dr. Wang will study the dynamics of cholera using mathematical modeling and numerical simulation. Cholera is

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Panagiotou Awarded Multi-Year RUI Grant from the National Science Foundation

Dr. Eleni Panagiotou, Assistant Professor in Mathematics in the UTC Department of Mathematics, has been awarded a 3-year, $125,000 Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF RUI program supports faculty in research that engages them in their professional fields, builds capacity for research, and supports the integration for research and undergraduate education. Dr. Panagiotou’s grant is entitled Computational Methods for Measuring Topological

2019 NSF Mathematics REU Summer Program Ends with Student Research Presentations

The department’s NSF Mathematics REU Summer Program in mathematical analysis has had a remarkable first year. This REU program provides an intensive eight-week research experience that prepares advanced undergraduates for the rigours of graduate level research in mathematics. Eleven talented undergraduates selected from a pool of 105 applicants from top U.S. institutions came to UTC on June 10th to work under the mentorship of Andrew Ledoan, Jin Wang, and

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