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Department news

Math faculty member Elizabeth Arnold receives Early Career Teaching Award

Arnold was honored by the Mathematical Association of America’s Rocky Mountain Section with the 2024 Early Career Teaching Award during its annual meeting on May 20.

Seven math majors represent CSU at the Joint Mathematics Meeting

For the first time, seven fully supported students represented CSU at this year’s Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Francisco, CA.

NASA internship highlight: crunch numbers for cosmic communications

Two CSU mathematics graduate students participated in an internship at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center last summer as a part of the Space Communications and Navigation Internship Project.

Research highlights power of interactive, gesture-based lessons when teaching abstract math concepts

The work is led by Professor Hortensia Soto and described in a new paper published in Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies. The paper showcases how gestures and body language can be used to explain abstract algebraic ideas that may be difficult for students to engage with through formal teaching methods.