Towson University (July 25–29, 2012) —The Bridges Conference, the largest mathematics and art interdisciplinary conference in the world, has traveled to cities in North America and Europe, and attracted participants from over thirty countries. The
2012 conference was held at the Towson University Center for the Arts. Dr. Reza Sarhangi,
Professor of Mathematics, and Dr. James Paulsen, Professor of Art, were the local scientific organizers.
Papers will be published in the refereed conference proceedings.
Towson Professor of Mathematics Publishes Important Paper
Philadelphia, PA (April 27, 2012) — At the National Council of Mathematics Teachers (NCTM) Annual Conference, the keynote speaker at the Mathematics Research Session described one of Dr. Sandy Spitzer's papers as one of the 10 most influential mathematics education papers of the last five years. Dr. Spitzer is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and specializes in the role of technology in school mathematics, especially the role that graphing technology can play in learning algebra. She also has a strong interest in pre-service teacher education and has both taught and conducted research in mathematics courses for prospective elementary school teachers.
Towson Hosts 2012 Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference
Towson, MD (March 31, 2012) — The Department of Mathematics was pleased to host the 2012 Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference. The Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference at Towson was a one-day meeting designed to promote undergraduate research in mathematics by showcasing completed original research, selected expository presentations, as well as research projects in progress. If you are an undergraduate student or a high-school student who has participated in an original research project, you were invited to give a presentation about your research.
There were two invited talks. One talk, entitled "Cannonballs, Donuts, and Secrets: From Idle Questions to Cryptographic Applications," was be given by Dr. Lawrence Washington, Professor and Mathematics
and Graduate Director at University of Maryland, College Park. The second invited talk, entitled "Ship of Gold: Mathematical Treasure Hunting and the Search for the SS Central America," was given by Drs. Thomas Corwin and Jeffrey Silver, mathematicians working for Metron Inc.
There were six student talks and several other general interest sessions. For a
full description of this conference and list of presentations see