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Nathan Pierson earns Outstanding Major in Mathematics Award

Nathan Pierson was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Mathematics Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Nathan Pierson was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Mathematics Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Pierson is a graduating senior triple-majoring in mathematics, physics and computer science. He has been awarded the Arthur J. Schmitt Presidential Fellowship, which will enable him to pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Notre Dame on a full, paid fellowship. He is a graduate of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora.
    

North Central College’s first radiation therapy majors start Northwestern program in Chicago

Erin Fitzgerald ’15 and Martyna Lach ’15
First-ever radiation therapy majors will enter Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s one-year clinical program to prepare for health science careers.

Erin Fitzgerald ’15 and Martyna Lach ’15 will spend their senior year preparing for a career they’ve only dreamed about—becoming radiation therapists who will help treat cancer patients. Both were selected for a highly competitive one-year program offered by Northwestern Memorial Hospital School of Radiation Therapy in Chicago. They entered North Central College’s 3 + 1 Radiation Therapy program as first-year students. After spending three years on campus, the pair will complete their North Central degrees after one year in an accredited radiation therapy clinical school.

Rebecca Rachan ’16 attends prestigious math workshop

Rebecca Rachan ’16
North Central College mathematics major Rebecca Rachan ’16 participated in the Undergraduate Modeling Workshop at North Carolina State University.

Rebecca Rachan ‘16, a mathematics major at North Central College, participated in the Undergraduate Modeling Workshop May 18-23 at North Carolina State University. Rachan was one of 29 students from across the nation—from schools like Virginia Tech, Brown and Penn State—accepted into the prestigious workshop.

“When I got in, I was shocked and incredibly excited,” says Rachan, who completed her rigorous application with help from Marco Martinez, North Central College assistant professor of mathematics.

North Central College students score well in math competitions

Goldspohn Hall
Results are in from two math contests, one regional and one international. North Central students earned high marks overall.

North Central College students recently participated in two mathematics competitions: a regional competition called the ACCA Calculus Competition, and an international competition called the William Lowell Putnam Competition. Results show the North Central teams earned high marks in both contests.

Murawska presented research to local, international groups

Jaclyn Murawska, adjunct assistant professor of mathematics
Jaclyn Murawska, North Central College adjunct assistant professor of mathematics, presented her research findings on conceptual understanding of place value.

Jaclyn Murawska, North Central College adjunct assistant professor of mathematics, presented her recent research findings locally and internationally.

In April, Murawska was an invited speaker for the Elmhurst College Department of Mathematics Seminar Series. There, she presented the lecture titled “Preservice Teachers’ Conceptual Understanding of Place Value: Developing Unitization, Flexibility, and Reversibility.”

Van Oyen and Wilders present workshop at teachers association meeting

Professors Richard Wilders and Lawrence Van Oyen
North Central professors Lawrence Van Oyen and Rich Wilders lecture on the formal systems in math and music at West Suburban Music Teachers Association meeting.

North Central College faculty Lawrence Van Oyen, professor of music and director of bands, and Richard Wilders, Marie and Bernice Gantzert Professor in the Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor of mathematics, together lectured on the formal systems in math, music and art at the West Suburban Music Teachers Association meeting in April.

Noted mathematician, alumnus is keynote speaker for Rall Symposium

Dr. Satyan Devadoss ’93, professor of mathematics, Williams College
Satyan Devadoss ’93 returns to North Central May 13 as keynote speaker for the College’s 17th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.

North Central College welcomes Dr. Satyan Devadoss ’93 as the keynote speaker for the College’s 17th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research on May 13.

Pons’ textbook introduces college students to basics of real analysis

Matthew Pons, associate professor of mathematics
Matthew Pons, North Central College associate professor of mathematics, published “Real Analysis for the Undergraduate,” a textbook for undergraduates.

Matthew Pons, North Central College associate professor of mathematics, published his book, titled “Real Analysis for the Undergraduate: With an Invitation to Functional Analysis” (Springer, 2014).

Students invite local owners of sport businesses to campus to share their stories

Sport management majors as interns at the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans
North Central College students host Entrepreneurship in Sport—a panel of four founders, owners, directors of local sport-related organizations—on Feb. 17.

North Central College students in the Introduction to Sport Management II class (HPE 251), Sport Management Association (SMA) and NCC Cycling & Multisport Club are hosting a panel discussion titled Entrepreneurship in Sport on Feb. 17.

The panel features founders, owners and directors of local sports-related organizations who will give short presentations and answer questions.

Open house Nov. 12 for top high school students wanting to earn college credit

Richard Wilders, Lederman Scholars Program director
Gifted high school-aged students can earn up to two years of college credit while still in high school in North Central College’s Lederman Scholars Program.

Gifted high school-aged students can earn up to two years of college credit while still in high school through North Central College’s Lederman Scholars Program. Prospective students and their parents are invited to learn more at an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the College’s Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. Registration begins at 6 p.m.

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