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Highlights, Special Features and Opportunities

Curtis Olson in class
Calculus at Augustana  

High school students who have already completed Calculus I and wish to continue their mathematical education by taking Calculus II can enroll at Augustana.  Interested students should contact Adam Heinitz to register.  Click here to learn more.


Sioux Falls Area Math Teachers' Circle

Learn more about this teacher-led mathematical problem-solving experience for Sioux Falls area middle school teachers.

  

Augustana's newly chartered South Dakota Delta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, national honor society in mathematics was installed May 8th, 2013.  Nineteen student  and six faculty members were inducted at the chapter installation ceremony on May 8th.  Dr. John Froligher, a member of Pi Mu Epsilon's national council, delivered a seminar talk on the Josephus problem and presided at the installation ceremony.


During the summer of 2012, Dr. Tim Sorenson flew with Blue Angels.  Read about his thrilling experience.


Augustana’s Math Club meets monthly during the school year for social events and math-related fun.  See photos of our recent events here.


Dr. Martha Gregg and Dr. Curt Olson have teamed up with Patrick Henry Middle School Teachers Sarah Ailts and Ruth Johnson and Middle School Math Instructional Coach Michelle Dykstra to start a Math Teachers' Circle. The Sioux Falls Area Math Teachers' Circle was created in Spring 2012. 


Follow the recent news of the Mathematics Department in their Summer 2010 newsletter (PDF).

Alumnus Dr. James Swenson (Mathematics, 1999) co-authored the article Polynomial Root Motion, which appeared in the August-September 2010 issue of American Mathematical Monthly.

And Dr. Martha Gregg was recognized for outstanding achievement at the 2010 commencement ceremony in May.


Augustana alumna Kira Christenson (Math/Secondary Education,2004) was a recipient of the prestigious 2009 Milken Educator Award.  Read more here.


Dr. Jonathan Rogness (Math/German/Computer Science, 1998) collaborated with Dr. Douglas Arnold to create the video Moebius Transformations Revealed.  The video was released at Youtube in 2007,  where it has been viewed more than 1.9 million times.