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Congratulations to two math faculty members promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor and elected to tenure.

Shuying Sun

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Dr. Sun received her Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Toronto in Canada.  Dr. Sun's research focuses on addressing challenging genetic and epigenetic questions using statistical and computational methods. She has collaborated with biomedical researchers from different research groups in Canada and the United States on projects related to complex diseases (e.g., cancer and arthritis). She has also been developing statistical methodologies and software packages for genomic problems using Bayesian methods, hidden Markov models, Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithms, and linear models.

Raymond Treinen

Dr. Treinen received his Ph.D. from Wichita State University in 2004.  He has been working on fluid mechanics and fluid dynamics problems, primarily studying the equilibrium state of fluids.  The methods applied to these problems are somewhat diverse: techniques from partial and ordinary differential equations including free boundary regularity, numerical analysis, geometric measure theory, and the calculus of variations. 


Student Success

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Scholarship

Esther Conrad was selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Texas State Woman’s Giving Circle.

2017 PME-NA Registration Scholarship Award

Enes Akbuga was awarded a scholarship to attend PME-NA in Indianapolis (October 2017).

Gwen S. Durrenberger Scholarship for Women in Science

Christina Koehne received a $1,600 award for the 2017-18 academic year.

The Graduate College/Engineering & Science Scholarships

Ashraf Demian was awarded a merit scholarship from The Graduate College ($2500) and a scholarship from Engineering and Science ($2000).

The Graduate College and Bookstore Scholarships.

Joshua Fagan has received $2,000 from the Graduate College and $2,300 from the University Bookstore for the 2017-18 academic year.



Dr. Snyder receives $30,726 library resource grant

Dr. David Snyder

Dr. David Snyder was awarded an Online Resource Grant for the Springer Journal backfile upgrade at Alkek library.  The resource is expected to be available early summer 2017.  The journals available in the backfile are some of the most influential in mathematics research of the 19th and 20th centuries.  Three in particular, Mathematische Annalen, Mathematische Zeitscreift and Acta Mathematica are used by top researchers who refer to foundational papers found in these journals.  Having access to these resources eliminates a pause in research activity while waiting for an interlibrary loan to come through.  Researchers can immediately find their articles of interest and continue their research project.


Math Faculty Award - American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund

Dr. Young Ju Lee

Dr. Young Ju Lee will be supported by the ACS Petroleum Research Fund in the total amount of $110,000 for the period 1/1/2017 though 8/31/2019 as a co-PI.

The ACS Petroleum Research Fund is an endowed fund, managed by the American Chemical Society that supports fundamental research directly related to petroleum or fossil fuels at nonprofit institutions (generally colleges and universities) in the United States and other countries. Dr. Lee will investigate the potential usefulness of the wormlike micellar fluids for the enhanced Oil recovery in collaborations with Dr. Kim. Dr. Kim is Assistant Professor at School of Engineering and will play as a lead PI for the projects.


Math Faculty Award - Women Doing Math

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Dr. Daniella Ferrero

Dr. Daniela Ferrero received a $6,000.00 award from the Mathematical Association of America’s Tensor Program for Women and Mathematics to support the project Women Doing Math (WDM) during the academic year 2016-17. Each month, this program will focus on a high-profile female mathematician and her field of research through activities involving a seminar, solving problems, contests and prizes, and a dinner with the mathematician after her seminar. WDM is also supported by the Department of Mathematics at Texas State. 

Dr. Ferrero received a $6,000.00 award from the Mathematical Association of America’s Tensor SUMMA Program to support her project Yes, we can do Math! This program supports a one-week research experience for five Texas State undergraduates during spring break 2017. Yes, we can do Math! is also supported by the Office for Research and Federal Relations and the Department of Mathematics at Texas State.


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