# Recent news

### Sequences, Sums, Sounds and Sloane(s)

April 26, 2018

Sequences, Sums, Sounds and Sloane(s)

When you think of the prime numbers, the Fibonacci numbers, and the powers of two, you probably think of very different concetps and ideas - from building blocks of integers to rabbits to computers.

### New Math Service Learning Course Facilitates Problem Solving

March 28, 2018

This semester, Kristina Anthony and Jeffrey Ledford, both instructors in the Mathematics Department in the College of Humanities and Sciences, are teaching a new service-learning class: Math 391, “The Art of Problem Solving.” The course is designed to engage undergraduate students in solving problems in mathematics similar to problems that are given on the Putnam Competition, an annual mathematics competition for undergraduate college students in the U.S. and Canada.

### Students Attend the 20th Annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics

February 26, 2018

VCU students Lauren Hux (2019) and Diana Voronina (2018) attended the 20th Annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics (NCUWM) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on January 26 – 28, 2018. Lauren is majoring in Mathematics and Statistics at VCU and presented a poster at the conference titled "Enhancing Passenger Preclearance via the Flexible Facilitation Model Technical Analysis of Alternatives” based on her research project from last summer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Diana is majoring in Applied Math and Computer Science and is currently studying K-QSAT with Dr. Marco Aldi.

### VCU student Tatenda Ndambakuwa selected as a potential leader in the future of food security

February 19, 2018

A Virginia Commonwealth University student is one of only 27 students from around the world selected as part of the Next Generation Delegation that will attend the Global Food Security Symposium in Washington, D.C.

Tatenda Ndambakuwa, a senior in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics in the College of Humanities and Sciences, is part of a select group of students studying agricultural development, social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, and other food security related disciplines.

news.vcu.edu/article/VCU_student_Tatenda_Ndambakuwa_selected_as_a_potential_leader

### The Fall 2017 Math Newsletter is now online.

November 10, 2017

The Fall 2017 Math Newsletter is now online. Click here to view.

### Employment Opportunity: Post Doctoral Research Fellow

November 2, 2017

Collaborative research with the tenure-track faculty in the mathematics department and teaching two courses per year.

Required Qualifications: A PhD in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics, or related field, is required at the time of the appointment. Applicants must be within five years of earning their PhD. Preference will be given to candidates with a clearly identified research agenda in one of the areas of mathematics related to Department interests. Applicants must have a record of successful research during their PhD and identify a faculty mentor within the department.

### Shenandoah Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (SUMS) Conference

September 6, 2017

at James Madison University

October 7, 2017

### Student Tatenda Ndambakuwa's startup aims to halt famine, food insecurity in Africa.

April 26, 2017

Student's startup aims to halt famine, food insecurity in Africa.