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“I chose LSSU expecting a very good engineering education. What I didn’t expect was faculty with real-world engineering experience and abilities, labs with real-world equipment, projects with real-world outcomes, and an entire campus staff with real interest in my success, as a student and yet today. My LSSU engineering education has created or supported every desired career opportunity. LSSU was absolutely the right place for me.”

Dan Goodrich,
Mechanical Engineering 1999,
Vehicle Test & Development,
Electronic Brake Systems Group


Students in mathematics regularly participate in faculty-supervised competitions

Mathematics is the foundation of the sciences, and the technology largely responsible for our present standard of living. Mathematics is one of the most productive tools yet discovered for unraveling the mysteries of our universe. In some instances, it is the only language in which some ideas can be expressed.

Many Options

LSSU offers several options for a student interested in the study of mathematics, including a traditional mathematics major, along with a mathematics program that emphasizes actuarial and business applications, programs in mathematics for education at both the elementary and secondary levels, and a program emphasizing computational mathematics applications.

The Computer and Mathematical Sciences program provides a solid background in both mathematics and computer science. Many graduates from this program who work in the computer industry have stressed that the mathematics foundation gained from this degree gave them a distinct advantage in the work place.

Professor Explores Technology as Teaching Aid

Kimberly MullerKimberly Muller Ph.D., professor of mathematics and computer science, had her article "How Technology Can Promote the Learning of Proof," published in the February 2010 issue of "Mathematics Teacher" magazine, one of the most prestigious refereed journals of the mathematics field.

Published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the journal is targeted to secondary school math teachers.

In her article, Muller describes how using the Geometer's Sketchpad can help students learn about geometric proof through exploration, discovery and conjecture.

Professor Muller's research has been published in the Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, as well, most recently in Vol. 137, No. 7. Her article, "Vector Measures and the Strong Operator Topology," was co-written and researched with Paul Lewis Ph.D. of the University of North Texas and Andy Yingst Ph.D. of the University of North Carolina.


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Modeling and Simulation of Real Systems - creates computer models of environments and processes in order to understand how they work and how to improve or alter them.

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Optimiza- tion Models

Alexander S. Payne

Optimization uses mathematical models to make the best possible decisions. Optimization models are widely used in design, manufacturing, and logistics. In this project, we investigate optimization modeling, the use of the modeling language AMPL, and the use of AMPL, together with Excel, to build, solve, visualize, and analyze large optimization models.

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