Department of Mathematics and Statistics

About Us

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Sam Houston State University consists of three programs:

  • MAA monthlyMathematics, offering the BS and MS degrees
  • Statistics, offering the MS degree
  • Mathematics Education, offering the BS, BA and MA degrees

More information about these programs can be found through the links on the right. 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is also the current home of the American Mathematical Monthly, the premier journal of the Mathematical Association of America.

For more information, consider:

 

Department Spotlight

Dr. John Alford, Associate Professor of Mathematics, specializes in Mathematical Biology. In addition to teaching a variety of courses, from Calculus to Statistics to Analysis, Dr. Alford recently published a chapter, entitled "The Virtual Reptile: Mathematical Models and Simulations of Thermoregulatory Strategy," in Reptiles in Research by SHSU's own Dr. William I. Lutterschmidt.

Reptiles in Research Book Cover


Research Highlight

With the generous support of the National Science Foundation, Sam Houston State University is proud to announce the inaugural edition of the Sam Houston State Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Mathematics Program (SAMREU).  The 2014 Program will run from June 2, 2014 to August 1, 2014.  Project areas for 2014 include: 

1.       Algebra: Factorization Problems in Integral Domains and Monoids;

2.       Functional Analysis: Matrix Convex Sets;

3.       Mathematics Education: Statistics Content of Elementary School Textbooks.

Participants will receive a $4,500 stipend, round trip transportation to and from the Program, and paid housing. For more information, click here.



Events

Colloquium:

3/5        Chelsea Walton
             MIT

3/19      Frank Sottile
             Texas A&M

3/26      Franklin Kenter
             Rice University

4/9        Mauricio Rivas
             University of Houston

4/16      Alan Veliz-Cuba
             University of Houston

4/30      Ngoc Tran
             Univ of Texas - Austin

Annual Honors Ceremony:
Friday, April 11

Friday Afternoon Club:

4/4         Damon Hay/
              Dustin Jones

4/25       Ken Smith


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