Department News

Inspiring Women for Generations: NCUWM 2021

From January 22-24, 2021, FM students Taylor Boatwright, Briana Monarca and Brianna Bradley and FM Math faculty Dr. Nicole Panza “attended” the 23rd annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The conference, which boasts the goal of supporting women in their pursuit of mathematics, was held virtually due to COVID-19. Taylor gave a presentation entitled, “Solving the Navier Stokes Equation.” We look forward to returning to Lincoln next year!

Math Majors Graduate

FM mathematics majors Jessica Beck, Harley Collins, Evan Defee and Charles Jeffcoat graduated at the FM December 2020 Commencement Ceremony. Charles graduated Magna Cum Laude. The Department of Mathematics congratulates these four outstanding Math Patriots. We encourage all alumni to keep us up-to-date on their lives using the form on our alumni page.

Pumpkin Drive-Thru

Math Club participated in this year’s FM pumpkin trail by carving pumpkins for a display. Due to social distancing, the pumpkins were on display for a drive-thru viewing. Both FM Math students and faculty carved and painted pumpkins.

Math majors and math faculty carve pumpkins

Mathematician Helms Tutoring Center

FM math faculty Dr. Thomas Schnibben was named the new director of FM Tutoring Center. He takes over the role from fellow mathematician Lee Phillips. You can learn more about the tutoring center and schedule an appointment on its website https://www.fmarion.edu/casa/.

Dr. Thomas Schnibben

Math Majors Graduate

FM mathematics majors Sierra Cartano and Nathan Fields graduated from Francis Marion in May 2020. Due to COVID-19, the ceremony will be held this coming fall. The Department of Mathematics congratulates these outstanding Math Patriots. We encourage all alumni to keep us up-to-date on their lives using the form on our alumni page.

Mathematics Students Honored

Each Spring at the University academic awards ceremony, outstanding students in every campus department are honored. This year, the Mathematics faculty selected graduating senior mathematics major Sierra Cartano to receive the 2020 Mathematics Award. She was also recognized by the School of Business with the 2020 Finance Award. Math major Thomas Dixon earned the 2020 Computational Physics Award. Congratulations to Sierra and Thomas and all of our majors and minors on an outstanding academic year!