In this sixth annual edition of the alumni newsletter, we are proud to share news of accomplishments of GVSU mathematics students, alumni, and faculty, as well as to offer a closer look at some of the many people who make the department an enjoyable place to teach and learn.
Current students are engaged in exciting activities, such as mathematics competitions, research experience for undergraduates, mathematics conferences, and study abroad programs. In addition to gaining recognition from within the university, some of these students have been further honored with external awards and scholarships. Our alumni continue to find success in a wide range of endeavors in education, industry, and academia. And, as evidenced by this article, department faculty are being regularly recognized for excellence in their work, especially in teaching. The department at large has also been busy with a wide range of endeavors such as hosting the annual Math in Action conference, a sequence of public lectures titled "The Art of Mathematics," and Family Math Nights in area elementary schools. More information about these and other activities can be found on the mathematics home page.
With this newsletter, we invite you to read on to learn more about what has been happening in GVSU mathematics. We especially appreciate hearing from alumni about their achievements and lives following graduation; we warmly encourage our current and former students to stay in touch.
David Austin (austind at gvsu dot edu)
Matt Boelkins (boelkinm at gvsu dot edu)