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2016 News

Gone Fishin'


LaJuan Hallum, Assistant to the Department Chair, retired after 23 years, 9 months and 21 days of service to the Department of Mathematics and Texas State University on August 31, 2016.  We would like to thank her for all she has done for the faculty and students of the Math Department and wish her well on her retirement adventures!

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.

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

For Financial Support in Graduate School: 
Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines: 

For tips on applying and associated resources: 

For opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences: 

For opportunities specifically in Engineering:


The Texas DE Conference is an annual event that brings together researchers working on partial differential equations and related topics. The Texas DE was first organized by Professors Charles Radin and Ralph Showalter at the University of Texas at Austin in 1978, originally as Texas PDE Seminar.

The Texas DE has a strong democratic tradition: There are no principal speakers, all talks are allocated the same length of time, and there is no registration fee. The intent is to encourage participation by young faculty and graduate students.

The next conferences have been planned as follows.




7th Annual Math Department Symposium and Recruitment Fair

Please join us on Friday, November 18, 2016 for this fun and informative annual event.
Get more information.

  • Welcome & Keynote Speaker- Dr. Jessica Bishop
  • Lunch with Faculty and Students
  • Panel Discussion – Q&A with Graduate Students
  • Math and Math Education Talks Highlight Research Opportunities
  • Meet with Graduate Advisors
    • Masters Programs
    • Math Education Ph.D. Program
  • Apply for Graduate Assistantships 
    • Doctoral $26,780
    • Masters $14,514
  • Math in the Picture Contest