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LSU's Precalculus Redesign Featured in the MAA Magazine Focus

College Algebra, Trigonometry, and Precalculus are changing at LSU. The redesign has been under development since Fall 2003. One aspect of the change was an experiment comparing the new Roadmap to Redesign method, the traditional classes, and large lectures classes. A report appears in the August/September issue (PDF) of the Mathematical Association of America magazine FOCUS: “College Algebra Redesign at Louisiana State University” on pages 34–35.

Lipton's Capitol Hill Trip Reported in Notices

Robert Lipton represented the AMS at the Coalition for National Science Funding exhibition, highlighting his recent work on "Mathematics for Advanced
Composites Technology." The AMS report (PDF) is in the August Notices of the American Mathematical Society page 809.

Graduate Student Picnic and Orientation Conference: September 16

The annual Graduate Student Day will take place September 16, 9:30 – 4:00, at Hilltop Arboretum.

Gilmer, Olafsson, Richardson, and Wolenski Appointed Named Professors

Dean Ferreyra apointed four new named pofessors:

Perlis Appointed Alumni Professor

Robert Perlis has been appointed the Cecil "Pete" Taylor Alumni Professor.

Kopcso Received Distinguished Teacher Award

Debra Kopcso received the George H. Deer Distinguished Teacher Award.

Spring 2006 Undergraduate Awards

The 2006 Betti and Robert Giles Senior Math Award goes to Edgar A. Mollere.

5th Math Contest

Saturday, March 18, LSU Math Department hosted 5th Math Contest for High School Students.

Workshop for Academia and Industry

The materials science group will be hosting the Louisiana Joint Workshop for Academia and Industry, March 30-31 2006, at Hill Memorial Library.