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Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded after Sir Francis Walsingham did a frequency count on Mary's cipher, read her message, and uncovered her plot to assassinate Elizabeth I, Queen of England. More information about: Mary, Queen of Scots Francis Walsingham

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Talk Math 2 Me Seminar - Friday 2/5 - 12pm - Derr 113 - Christina Zunker - Egyptian Multiplication & Ryan DeElena - Pascal's Triangle
DEqn Seminar - Friday 2/5 - 11am - Derr 330 - Jeonghun Lee (Univ of Oslo) - Parameter-robust discretization and preconditioning

The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) is connecting students with STEM funding and opportunities -- such as paid summer research, graduate fellowships, and graduate programs. 

IBP’s mission is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. They design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching underserved communities and diverse underrepresented groups. www.PathwaysToScience.org

The following opportunities are available. 

Paid Summer 2016 Undergraduate Research Placements: 
Over 800 programs -- NSF REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads 

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Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines: 

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Math in the Picture 2015 Competition Winners

Mathematica 10 is FREE for students!  

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Did you know that you can utilize the same technology on your personal computer as engineers, economists, scientists, mathematicians, and educators worldwide? Mathematica Student Edition has all the functionality and versatility of Mathematica AND available you YOU, a Texas State University student for FREE making it the perfect software to give you the edge in your educational and professional pursuits. If you're taking ANY of these classes you can use Mathematica to help you with your coursework and to better understand professionals in the industry:

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Christina Starkey wins Gwen S. Durrenberger Scholarship for Women in Science for the upcoming academic year.



Gwen and Weldon Durrenberger shared fond memories of their college days and because of this love and his deep love for his wife, Gwen, Weldon made a gift of property to Texas State University. Both Weldon and Gwen had exciting careers in the sciences. Weldon wanted to create a lasting memory for Gwen and at the same time assist students who were pursuing a degree in one of the sciences, technology or engineering. This property gift has been developed into the Gwen S. Durrenberger Endowment for Women in Science.

National Science Foundation 2015 Teaching & Learning Video Showcase Public Choice Award Winner


The National Science Foundation held the 2015 Teaching & Learning Video Showcase last week. Brittany Webre, a Math Ph.D. student, took the lead in creating a video for the Dynamic Geometry project. This video was presented at the Showcase that included videos from 112 NSF funded projects and attracted over 22,000 unique visitors from 146 countries.

Today we received the news that our video is a winner of the Public Choice Awards.  Only 21videos were recognized, by voting of facilitators’, presenters’ and public choices. You can view those videos    at http://resourcecenters2015.videohall.com/posters#/finalists/id=finalists.

Congratulations to our participants and thank you to all those who voted and supported the Dynamic Geometry video.