"My experience with the Mathematics program here at Andrews was immensely positive. . . .

I never felt belittled or neglected by anyone in the department. The faculty helped feed my desire for knowledge and opened my mind to new mathematics and new ways of thinking. For example, learning proofs indirectly helped to develop my rhetorical critical-thinking skills. The math classes I took here at Andrews opened my eyes to a new world of things I can do or accomplish by simply using my head, and I truly feel like the sky is the limit. So as I move on to the next stages in my life, I am excited because I feel prepared, not because I feel I have accumulated sufficient knowledge for success, but because I am prepared to learn new things and solve new problems no one has faced before."--Recent mathematics graduate

Mission Statement

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

  • Preparing a diverse student body with the mathematical understanding, problem-solving skills, and dispositions that enable career excellence;
  • Increasing mathematical and scientific knowledge through publication and presentation and engaging undergraduates in research;
  • 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 Towson University
Andrews University Indiana University, Bloomington University of Arizona
Australian National University in Canberra Loma Linda Medical School University of Buffalo
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Lousiana State Univ, Baton Rouge University of California, Davis
Cal Tech Miami University, Oxford, OH University of Illinois, Chicago
Central Michigan University New Jersey Institute of Technology Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Colorado State University  Notre Dame University University of Massachusetts
Columbia University Law School Oklahoma State University University of Michigan School of Law
Cornell University Purdue University University of North Texas, Denton
Florida State University Roosevelt Univ, Schaumburg, IL University of Tennessee, Knoxville
George Mason University Stanford University 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

Papers

Atkins, G. J., Reichert, A. A., Henson, S. M., & J. L. Hayward  2017. Copulation call coordinates timing of head-tossing and mounting behaviors in neighboring Glaucous-winged Gulls (Larus glaucescens). To appear in Wilson Journal of Ornithology.
Smith, R. S., Weldon, L. M., Hayward, J. L., & S. M. Henson. 2017. Time lags associated with effects of oceanic conditions on seabird breeding in the Salish Sea region of the northern California Current system. Marine Ornithology, 45:39-42.
Robertson, T., & Kang, J. H. 2016. A general elliptic nonlinear system of multiple functions with application. International Electronic Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, 10.2:139-150.
Robertson, T., & Kang, J. H.  2016. A general elliptic nonlinear system of two functions with application. International Electronic Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, 10.2:115-125.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
Vienhage, P., Barcomb, H., Marshall, K., Black W. A., Coons, A., Tran, H. T., Nguyen, T.M., Guillen, A.T., Yoh, J., Kizer, J., & Rogers, B.A. 2017. War-gaming application for future space systems acquisition: MATLAB implementation of war-gaming acquisition models and simulation results. SPIE, Sensors and Systems for Space Applications X, 10196(9):1-10. doi: 10.1117/12.2263247

Talks

Dass, S. Presentation. "A Mathematical Model of Animal Behavior." Micigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters Conference, Saginaw Valley State University, March 4, 2016.
Logan, J. Poster. “A Characterization of Rectifying Curves and Sphere Curves in 3D Space.”  Micigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters Conference, Saginaw Valley State University, March 4, 2016.
Kolpacoff, V. Presentation. "The Effect of Gross Domestic Product on the HIV/AIDS Infection Rate." Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters Conference, Saginaw Valley State University, March 4, 2016.
Robertson, T.  Presentation. “A General Elliptical Nonlinear System of Two Functions with Application.” Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters Conference, Saginaw Valley State University, March 4, 2016.
Spieth, C. Presentation. “Calculation of Antilean Manatee (Trichechus manatusmanatus) Body Weight Using Standard Morphometric Measurements.” Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters Conference, Saginaw Valley State University, March 4, 2016.
Bankes, E. Poster. “Finding the Concentration of Nitric Oxide in Solvents.” Honors Scholars & Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, February 26, 2016.
Dass, S. "Compartmental Models of Animal Behavior." Honors Scholars & Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, February 26, 2016.
Logan, J. Poster. “A Characterization of Rectifying Curves and Sphere Curves in R³.” Honors Scholars & Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, February 26, 2016.
Robertson, T. Poster. Honors Scholars & Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, February 26, 2016.
Spieth, C. Poster. “Evaluation of Anodized Aluminum for Potential Use as Interposer for Test Socket Industry.” Honors Scholars & Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, February 26, 2016.
Stafford, I. Poster. “Parameterization of BayesWave for Analysis of GravitationWaves Caused by Inspiraling Black Holes.” Honors Scholars & Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, February 26, 2016.
Wheeler, J. Poster. “Evaluating the Efficacy of Black Hold Master and Other Research Awareness Promoting Games for Educational and Research Awareness Merit in High Schools.” Honors Scholars & Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, February 26, 2016
Zimmerman, D. Poster. “Assessing Boronic Acid Substituted Arylidene-Thiobarbiturates as BifunctionNanoparticle Linkers.”  Honors Scholars & Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, February 26, 2016.
Logan, J. Presentation. “Set Theory.” eigen*Talk, January 15, 2016.
Wheeler, J. Presentation. “Gamification of Physics Education.” eigen*Talk, January 8, 2016.
Robertson, T.  Presentation. “Conditions for Positive Solutions of the General Elliptic Model.” Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle, WA, January 6, 2016.