Our alumnus Zach Kent (PhD, 2010) is involved in research on partition functions that is being described as a breakthrough in the blogosphere. Kent’s doctoral adviser was Prof. Pavel Guerzhoy.
New theories reveal the nature of numbers
During the Fall 2010, Professor Monique Chyba and students in her STOMP program have been working with children served by Honolulu’s Institute for Human Services (an organization serving homeless families in our community).
On Friday, December 10, the STOMP crew — along with volunteers from the Graduate Women in Science organization, the Mathematics Department, and many other STEM departments on campus — will host a 2-hour “Be a Scientist Tonight” event, in which kids served by IHS will participate in hands-on science experiments. There will be ten activity stations to choose from, including: robotics, cryptography, fly genetics, taking apart computers, and exploring how whales and dolphins use sound underwater. Watch the newscast on KITV
Professors Kjos-Hanssen and Manes received Sony Technology Awards at Campus Center Ballroom today. The awards consisted of equipment from Sony Electronics valued at $2,300 each that Sony hopes may be of use in developing mathematics research and teaching.
Leeward has been selected as one of only 38 two-year institutions nationwide to participate in a new program, supported by a $2.3 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, focusing on redesigning remedial/developmental math courses.
Professor Eric Matsuoka and Instructor Jennifer Watada were instrumental in writing the grant. Eric received his MA in the UHM Math Dept in 1994.