Math/Physics Double Major Scores Highest Possible on GRE Physics Subject Test

Dept Research Featured in International Innovation, Issue 191, October 2015, pp. 54-57, 114

Mission Statement

Through teaching, research, and service, the Andrews University Department of Mathematics seeks to provide leadership in the mathematical sciences by

  • Preparing students with the mathematical understanding, problem-solving skills, and dispositions that enable them to excel in their chosen careers;
  • Increasing mathematical and scientific knowledge through publication and presentation;
  • Supporting the broader mathematics education community and mentoring others for generous service through a committed Christian life.

97% of our graduates since 2011 are employed or in graduate school

Their CAREERS are in
Actuarial Science EMT Medicine
Accounting Engineering Music (Conducting)
Assessment Finance Pharmacy
Business High School Teaching Risk Management
Computer Programming ITS Secondary Education
Elementary Education Law Software Engineering
Since 2005 they have attended GRADUATE SCHOOL at
American Univ, Washington College of Law Georgia State University University of Arizona
Andrews University Indiana University, Bloomington University of Buffalo
Australian National University in Canberra Loma Linda Medical School University of California, Davis
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Lousiana State Univ, Baton Rouge University of Illinois, Chicago
Central Michigan University Miami University, Oxford, OH Univ of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Colorado State University New Jersey Institute of Technology University of Massachusetts
Columbia University Law School Notre Dame University University of Michigan School of Law
Cornell University Oklahoma State University University of North Texas, Denton
Florida State University Purdue University University of Tennessee, Knoxville
George Mason University Roosevelt Univ, Schaumburg, IL University of Texas, Dallas
Georgetown University Texas Tech University--Lubbock West Virginia University, Morgantown
Since 2008 they have done REUs and SUMMER INTERNSHIPS at
Kitt Peak National Observatory Brooklyn College, Computational Molecular Biophysics Lab
NHLBI Inst for Training in Biostats, Boston Univ Santa Fe Institute
Seabird Ecology Team, Andrews University North Carolina State University
Northwestern University Nanophotonic Material Group, Univ of Central Florida
SURF Program, CRISP, Yale University University of Nebraska, Lincoln
University of Michigan Laser Interferometer Space Antenna, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena
University of Guadalajara, Mexico Cook Nuclear Center, Bridgman, MI

Latest Research by Students

Student coauthors in bold


1. Atkins, G. J., Sandler, A. G., McLarty, M., Henson, S. M., & Hayward, J. L., 2015. Oviposition behavior in Glaucous-winged Gulls (Larus glaucenscens). Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 127:486-493.
2. Payne, B. G., Henson, S. M., Hayward, J. L., Megna, L. C., & Velastegui Chavez, S. R., 2015.Environmental constraints on gaul-out and foraging dynamics in Galapagos marine iguanas. Journal of Coupled Systems and Multiscale Dynamics. 3:208-218.
3. Navia, B., Burden, C., Steely, T., Hasegawa, H., Cha, E., Henson, S. M., Stout, J., & Atkins, G. J., 2015. Parallel effects of temperature on the male cricket calling song, phonotaxis of the female and the auditory responses of the L3 neurone. Physiological Entomology 40:113–122.
4. Hayward, J. L., Atkins, G. J., Reichert, A. A., & Henson, S. M., 2015. Common ravens (Corvus corax) prey on rhinoceros auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata) eggs, chicks, and possibly adults. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 127:336-339.
5. Kang, J.H., & Tritch, W. 2015. Conditions for existence or nonexistence of positive solutions to elliptic general model.  British Journal of Mathematics & Computer Science, 8: 447-457.
6. Seo, Y. L, & Oh, Y. M., 2015.  A curve satisfying T/K = S with constant K = 0.  American Journal of Undergraduate Research 12: 57-62. 


Cheeseboro, B. Poster. "Locating Gravitational Waves with Bayes Wave."  Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters Conference, Andrews University, March 13, 2015.
Stafford, I. "The Theological Motivation of Isaac Newton."  Honors Scholars & Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, March 6, 2015.
Cheeseboro, B. Poster. "Locating Gravitational Waves with Bayes Wave."  Honors Scholars & Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, March 6, 2015.
McMearty, M. Poster. "Extracting Gravitational Waves from Noisy Data Using a Maximum Entropy Method Approach." Honors Scholars & Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, March 6, 2015.
Pearson, B. "Human Diffusion in One Dimension." eigen*Talk, February 27, 2015.
Stafford, I. Presentation. "Optimizing a Doubly Convergent Klystron at NCSU." REU summary for eigen*Talk, February 27, 2015.