Monthly Archives: April 2016

Harrison Randolph Calculus Contest on 4/14/2016 to award $100.00.

The Harrison Randolph calculus exam is a written test of challenging problems using material covered in Math 120. The student who performs the best will be given the Harrison Randolph Calculus Award at the Honor Ceremony in May and  receive a check for $100.

Any student who took Math 120 in Summer 2015, Fall 2015, or Spring 2016 is eligible to compete.  All freshmen & transfer students are eligible, even if they placed out of 120.

The test will be Thursday April 14, 2016, 3:00-5:00 pm RSS Room 353 (Conference Rm).

If you’re interested in taking the exam, please contact Garrett Mitchener (

Correction:  An earlier post incorrectly listed first prize as $100!.  Our apologizes for any confusion this may have caused.


One last MESS with Professor Ivey, Wed., April 13, 2016.

Professor Tom Ivey finishes this semester’s MESS (Mathematical Explorations Seminar Series) of colloquium talks for undergraduate math majors with “The geometry of differential equations” at 3:10pm Wed. April 13, 2016, in 104 RSS.  Professor Ivey studies problems that lie at the interface between differential equations and geometry and is an expert in differential geometry and paVortexPortraitrtial differential equations, especially evolution equations, integrable systems, and exterior differential systems.  Differential equations are the most commonly used tool in applied mathematics and this talk is sure to be of interest to many students and faculty alike.

For more information, see the flyer.

The talk is preceded by tea in the math department lounge 346 RSS at 2:45pm.