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Mathematics

ROCKFORD, Ill. — Rockford University welcomes nine regional high schools to campus Saturday, Feb. 17 for the 2018 NIATM Math Invitational, the Northern Illinois Association of Teachers of Mathematics’ annual math competition. 

The invitational, hosted by Rockford University’s math department, Math Club, the NIATM and numerous volunteers, is set for 1-4:30 p.m. in the Starr Science Center. Hundreds of competitors from 10 local high schools—Belvidere, Boylan, Harlem, Hononegah, Rochelle, Rockford Christian, Winnebago, Woodstock and Woodstock North—will attend the event with their coaches and guardians for individual and team tests in several disciplines.

 

Schumaker Prize

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SCHUMAKER PRIZE

Schumaker Prize

994 – Dean Meyer
1995 – Alexander Kain
1996 – Timothy T. Konrad
1997 – Wayne Fetter
1998 – Brian Harty
1999 – Lisa Wise
2000 – Jo-Ann Valdivia
2001 – Melissa Kussner
2002 – Svetlana Petkova
2003 – Heather Holzwarth
2004 – Ellie Etminan
2005 – Lauren Poppen
2006 – Joseph R. Haney
2007 – Alen Vrebac
2008 – Amy M Rich 2009 – Mohit Singh

 

Barrick Research Award

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BARRICK RESEARCH AWARD

Barrick Research Award Winners

1998 – Lisa Wise, Brian Schofield
1999 – Kari Ebens, Jo-Ann Valdivia
2000 – Melissa Kussner, Elizabeth Sweet
2001 – Svetlana Petkova, Shannon Widlowski
2002 – David Grover, Heather Holzwarth
2003 – Joshua Glovinsky
2004 – Nathan Sweeney
2005 – Erin Moller
2006 – Amy M. Rich
2007 – Amy M. Rich, Angela M. Snow
2008 – Megan E Hofstetter

Calculus Achievement Award

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CALCULUS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Calculus Achievement Award Winners

1962 – Dennis J. Palmini
1963 – Carol J. Daley
1964 – Charles Silver
1965 – Carolyn J. Mattila
1966 – Michael L. Landes
1967 – James Curtis
1968 – Johannes Veldhuis
1969 – Kathleen Majcan
1970 – Patrick Shanahan
1971 – Kathleen Mokate
1972 – A. Scott Forsburg
1973 – William R. Paulson, Charles E. Ritzke
1974 – Diane J. Bundens
1975 – Jeffrey Klotz, John Morrissey
1976 – Herbert E. Borbe, Jr.
1977 – J. Scott Hudnall, Cynthia Kleindienst
1978 – Deborah J. Fredricks, Mark S. Zumhagen
1979 – James Harker, Donna Kmen
1980 – Patricia Novak
1981 – Susan Martin, Donna Mueller
1982 – Ellen Evans, Jayne Mariani
1983 – Brian R. Bowley, Wayne A. Martin
1984 – Randall A. Cook
1985 – Timothy A. Anderson, Dawn M. DeSousa
1986 – Andreas Lauer
1987 – Linda M. Abrahams, Tracey A. Kelleher
1988 – Nancy C. Casten, Tracey R. Winters
1989 – James K. Konrad, Karen I. Miraglia
1990 – Jon A. Johnson, David C. Wilson
1991 – Steven W. Siekerski
1992 – Carolyn S. Schauer, Eric Seger
1993 – Karen Hoover, Daniel C. Konrad
1994 – Tim Konrad
1995 – Jeffery Damon
1996 – Bradley Barrie
1997 – Jakob Krummenacher
1998 – Marcia Clinton
1999 – Tracie Knobeloch
2000 – Angela Valaisis
2001 – Heather Holzwarth
2002 – Jody Beilke
2003 – Zachary Cook
2004 – Erin Moller
2005 – Ashley Holzwarth
2006 – Angela M. Snow
2007 – Mohit Singh
2008 – Matthew D Brynteson
2009 – N/A

**Known as the Freshman Mathematics Achievement Award (1962 – 1989)

Resources

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SECONDARY TEACHER CERTIFICATION

Students (math majors) interested in becoming certified to teach mathematics at the secondary level must complete all the mathematics general track requirements (MATH 314 and MATH 350 strongly recommended), a minor in secondary education, and additional general education requirements for Illinois State Certification.

Department Information

Mathematics
Starr Science Building
Dept. Chair - Mehmet Dik, Ph.D.
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4124
Fax: 815-394-5166
MDik@rockford.edu

Math Lab

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MATH LAB

Got a Math Problem? There is free help at the Math Lab, Starr 302A!

Math Lab is open (closed during breaks such as holidays, Fall and Spring breaks etc.) from the second week of classes through the last day of classes.

 

Math Lab Assistantships

Students who have successfully completed the calculus sequence are eligible to work in the Math Lab. Eligible students can apply for a math lab assistant position on the first or second day of classes at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters. There are only 12 paid hours each week available. Please contact Dr. Mehmet Dik, MDik@rockford.edu, for an application.

Even though there are only 12 paid hours each week, some students work voluntarily as part of their community service projects.

“The Math Lab exists as refuge and haven for those who ‘get it’ and salvation for those who don’t.” –Bern Sundstedt ’77

Department Information

Mathematics
Starr Science Building
Dept. Chair - Mehmet Dik, Ph.D.
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4124
Fax: 815-394-5166
MDik@rockford.edu

Faculty

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FACULTY

Department Information

Mathematics
Starr Science Building
Dept. Chair - Mehmet Dik, Ph.D.
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4124
Fax: 815-394-5166
MDik@rockford.edu

Scholarships and Awards

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SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Calculus Achievement Award
The Calculus Achievement Award is given to the student achieving the highest GPA in the three-semester university calculus sequence taken at RU.

 

Aline Bartholomew Conklin Award in Mathematics
This award is given in memory of Aline who was a 1920 alumnae of Rockford University, who went on to become president of the Alumni Association and a member of our Board of Trustees. It is given to the sophomore/junior declared math major showing the greatest promise of success in career in the mathematical sciences.

 

Senior Prize in Mathematics
The Senior Prize in Mathematics is given to the most outstanding Senior Mathematics Major in Math 495 Senior Seminar.  It is based on academic performance and GPA.

 

For more information on scholarships relevant to this department, please visit the Academic Catalog .

Department Information

Mathematics
Starr Science Building
Dept. Chair - Mehmet Dik, Ph.D.
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4124
Fax: 815-394-5166
MDik@rockford.edu

Careers and Internships

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CAREERS AND INTERNSHIPS

The spectrum of career opportunities for mathematics majors is quite appealing, with teaching and computer-related work being among the more popular. With a severe shortage of mathematicians in academia and in industry looming in the near future, a major in mathematics also provides a very viable entry into academic and actuarial professions and a variety of positions in industry, the computer field, and governmental service.

Approximately 50% of our Mathematics Majors have gone on to teach secondary or middle school mathematics.

Department Information

Mathematics
Starr Science Building
Dept. Chair - Mehmet Dik, Ph.D.
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4124
Fax: 815-394-5166
MDik@rockford.edu