The UM-Flint Mathematics Department strives to share its knowledge and appreciation of mathematics within and outside the University. Serving students concentrating in mathematics and those of other departments, we strive to continuously improve our teaching. We also work to further mathematics in the UM-Flint service region, and are active members in the UM-Flint community. Additional information with regard to majoring in Mathematics can be found here.
Master's Degree Program
The Mathematics Department is offereing a part-time Master's Degree program in Mathematics. It is designed for in-service high school mathematics teachers and other interested working professionals. The courses will be offered in the evening and during the summer. For more information, please visit here.
2013 Mathematics Awards
Congratulations go out to our departmental award winners: Cory Cookingham for the 2013 Acturial Award for Excellence in Actuarial Mathematics, Michelle McNulty for the the Petronella Hiehle-Short Award for Excellence in Mathematics Education, and Josh O'Brien for the Caldwell Prize for Excellence in Mathematics. For more information about these awards, including past recipients, please visit here.
Congratulations to UM-Flint's three teams in the 2013 LMMC, in which teams of three students compete for three hours to solve ten math points. The high score for the competition was 70.5 out of 100, with several teams scoring in the single digits. Scoring 54.5 points was Team 17, consisting of Luke James, Dennis Foren, and Zach Murphy, coming in 4th place out of 20 overall. Close on their heels were the short-staffed Teams 16 and 15, placing 8th and 11th place respectively, comprised of Michael Schutz and Bobby Ma, and Trang Nguyen and Matt Sutter, respectively.
2013 Putnam Exam Results
Congratulations to UM-Flint's top scorers on the 2013 Putnam Exam. The exam, consisting of 12 incredibly difficult problems over a span of six hours, is taken by thousands of elite mathematics students the world over. So difficult is the exam that the median score of all participants is a score of 1 out of a possible 120 points. So it is with great pride that we announce the results of our top students Alex Carignan (8 points), Michael Schutz (9 points), and Luke James (29 points). In particular, Luke's score places him 415th out of 4,277 participants, and so in the published Top 500 list published by the Putnam Exam committee.
Math Field Day 2013
Family Math Night - Winter 2013
3-4pm, Location: 322 MSB
Title: Partition Dynamics: Avalanches and Bulgarian Solitaire
Math Lab Schedule
The mathematics department provides student tutors in 504 MSB. For the Winter 2013 tutor schedule, please click here.
2D projection of Klein bottle