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"I chose to transfer to Lake Superior State University because of the personal attention I would receive. I did not want to attend a large university where I would be a number lost in the masses. The well-rounded curriculum allowed me to obtain my position at John Deere. Having a good balance of theory and hands-on knowledge is critical for my position and Lake State gave me a good foundation in these skills."

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Mathematics

Students in mathematics regularly participate in faculty-supervised competitions

Mathematics is the foundation of the sciences, and the technology largely responsible for our present standard of living. Mathematics is one of the most productive tools yet discovered for unraveling the mysteries of our universe. In some instances, it is the only language in which some ideas can be expressed.

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LSSU offers several options for a student interested in the study of mathematics, including a traditional mathematics major, along with a mathematics program that emphasizes actuarial and business applications, programs in mathematics for education at both the elementary and secondary levels, and a program emphasizing computational mathematics applications.

The Computer and Mathematical Sciences program provides a solid background in both mathematics and computer science. Many graduates from this program who work in the computer industry have stressed that the mathematics foundation gained from this degree gave them a distinct advantage in the work place.

Professor Explores Technology as Teaching Aid

Kimberly MullerKimberly Muller Ph.D., professor of mathematics and computer science, had her article "How Technology Can Promote the Learning of Proof," published in the February 2010 issue of "Mathematics Teacher" magazine, one of the most prestigious refereed journals of the mathematics field.

Published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the journal is targeted to secondary school math teachers.

In her article, Muller describes how using the Geometer's Sketchpad can help students learn about geometric proof through exploration, discovery and conjecture.

Professor Muller's research has been published in the Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, as well, most recently in Vol. 137, No. 7. Her article, "Vector Measures and the Strong Operator Topology," was co-written and researched with Paul Lewis Ph.D. of the University of North Texas and Andy Yingst Ph.D. of the University of North Carolina.

 

  
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Modeling and Simulation of Real Systems - creates computer models of environments and processes in order to understand how they work and how to improve or alter them.

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Using Mobile Applica- tions to Understand Modular Arithmetic Algorithms

Collin Baker

Modular arithmetic plays an important role in a variety of modern applications, including cryptography and coding theory. In this project, we will research a number of fundamental algorithms from the area of modular arithmetic, and develop software applications for mobile devices that can be used to illustrate and explain these algorithms.

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