# Academic Year 2016-2017 News & Events

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.

## 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!

## Library New Faculty Startup

October 2016

Dr. Lucas Rusnak was awarded funding from the Library New Faculty Startup fund to purchase six cross-disciplinary books. These books include a complete foundation for collaborative research both within the Mathematics and Computer Science departments and books focusing on applying that information to networking theory. Dr. Rusnak's research is on the algebraic properties of hypernetworks, and these books underpin the current direction of the field.

## 7th Annual Math Department Symposium and Recruitment Fair

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

- 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

## Math Faculty Award - Women Doing Math

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.