Mathematics


High school students gain work experience, math skills as GVSU consultants during summer jobs

Eight West Michigan high school students learned more about college and gained work experience as consultants to President Philomena V. Mantella through a City of Grand Rapids summer program.

Sep 28, 2020


Summer Scholars ready for showcase

While he was a student at Grand Rapids Community College, Jose Garcia built a schedule around industrial maintenance technology and computer science classes thinking it would lead him to a solid job.

Sep 3, 2019


Applied math students take calculations outside the classroom

A group of Grand Valley students are taking math skills and working to solve real-world problems as part of a new applied math course taught by Professor David Austin.

May 21, 2019


Harris to discuss diversity in STEM in upcoming Mosaic Lecture

An upcoming presenter will discuss the reality of being a first-generation college student, undocumented immigrant and a woman of color in the STEM field.

Mar 21, 2019


Students create glue, extract banana DNA and explore green chemistry during STEM event

Extracting DNA from a banana, exploring magnetism and using green chemistry were just a few of the activities that local middle school students participated in during a recent, interactive STEM event. "Fall in Love with STEM," presented by the Association of Women in Science (AWIS) - West Michigan, took place February 23 in the Padnos Hall of Science on the Allendale Campus. The event included various workshops and activities led by Grand Valley faculty, staff and students, focusing on cell and molecular biology, engineering

Feb 26, 2019


Alumna improves guest experiences at Disney through statistics

Elizabeth "Biz" Stolz�s job is to make �the most magical place on Earth� that much more magical. The 2014 alumna currently works as an experience insights senior analyst at Disney Parks and Resorts in Orlando, Florida. During her daily work, Stolz analyzes various data sets from different lines of business at Disney to improve the guest experience at the parks and resorts. The types of data she works with include anything from resort and dining reservations to FastPass+ bookings.

Dec 19, 2018


Alumni to share Laker Effect stories, professional experiences during multiple presentations

A mathematician who works for Disney and the investigative reporter who broke the Larry Nassar sex abuse story will be among 10 alumni from Grand Valley's College of Liberal Arts of Sciences who will return to campus to speak about their professional experiences. The CLAS Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence will participate in presentations, lectures, Q&A sessions and meet-and-greet opportunities on the Allendale Campus October 1-5.

Sep 28, 2018


Big Data Month events to focus on FOIAs, health care, climate change and more

The benefits of data analysis in areas such as journalism, climate change, health care and even analyzing ancient Greek texts, will be examined during multiple Big Data Month events at Grand Valley throughout September.

Aug 31, 2018


Professor named a top mathematics educator in the U.S.

David Clark, assistant professor of mathematics, was one of three educators to receive the Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member during a special ceremony on August 3 at the Mathematics Association of America's annual MathFest conference in Denver, Colorado. The award honors newer college or university faculty whose teaching has been successful and whose effectiveness in teaching undergraduate math has created an impact on students beyond the classroom

Aug 15, 2018