Department of Mathematical Sciences

2013 archives

Brenden RobertsCongratulations to Brenden Roberts for winning a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundations and he was named a Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention.  Brenden is a junior majoring in both physics and mathematical sciences.
Mary Kate Gibbs Allegra Simone Congratulations to Mary Kate Gibbs and Allegra Simone for being awarded Southeastern Actuarial Conference scholarships. Mary Kate is a senior, and Allegra is a junior. Both are math majors whose emphasis area is actuarial science/financial math math.
SCCUWM Southeastern Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics October 26-27, 2013

28th mini-conference on Discrete Mathematics and Algorithms October 3-4, 2013

Online Math Sciences Courses for Summer 2013

With sufficient enrollment, the Math Sciences Department will be offering the following courses online this summer.  General information about summer sessions at Clemson University can be found at  For further information about Math Sciences online courses, contact the instructor.

Course Term Instructor Instructor's Email
MthSc 106 Summer I Marilyn Reba
MthSc 107 Summer I Jennifer Hanna
MthSc 108 Summer I Donna Simms
MthSc 207 Summer I Jennifer Hanna
MthSc 108 Summer II Elena Dimitrova
MthSc 207 Summer II Matthew Saltzman

MthSc 309

Summer II

Ellen Breazel

Dania ZantoutCongratulations to Dania Zantout for receiving the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
CBMS Regional Conference in the Mathematical Sciences August 12-16, 2013
Ryan BoyerKarl Lykken Congratulations to Mathematical Sciences majors Ryan Boyer and Karl Lykken for being elected to the Clemson University Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.  Ryan is a Bachelor of Arts student minoring in Spanish and is a candidate for graduation on May 10th.  Karl is a Bachelor of Science student whose emphasis is Computer Science

AP Statistics Institute, July 22-26, 2013 


4th Annual Southeastern REU symposium, July 9, 2013
REU - Research Experiences for Undergraduates focusing on Computational Algebraic Geometry, Combinatorics and Number Theory.  May 20 - July 12, 2013
Jim Coykendall

As of July 15, 2013 the department welcomes
Jim Coykendall as new Department Chair

Jim got his BS with honors in Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology in 1989 where he won both the E.T. Bell Undergraduate Research Prize as well as the Robert Nolan Award for student leadership. He received his PhD in Mathematics from Cornell University in 1995. After serving a year as the C. C. Hsiung Visiting Professor of Mathematics at Lehigh University, he moved to North Dakota State University. During his time at NDSU, he graduated 9 PhD students and an MS student. He was the recipient of the College Teaching Award in 2000 and the Odney Teaching Award in 2003. Additionally, he was the North Dakota Winner of the Carnegie Foundation US Professor of the Year from North Dakota 2005. He is also the recipient of the 2005 Research Award and was acknowledged for having the most downloaded paper from the Journal of Algebra in the calendar year 2011.

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Robert Lund was one of five American Statistical Association representatives for Climate Science Day 2013 on Capitol Hill (Washington DC).  He was assigned to the Georgia/South Carolina team and visted eight Senate and House offices.  Robert LundVarious topics came up:  global climate change, the Tennessee/Georgia water rights dispute, and increasing hurricane frequencies.  Given their oceanic exposure, South Carolina's Coastal District 7 is very interested in hurricanes.  They want to be ready for a repeat of Hurricane Hugo.

Pictured is: Robert Lund, Jennifer Howard (American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, Clemson 09), and Tara O'Neill (Legislative Assistant, Clemson 09)