Mathematics Department Centennial Celebration

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Faculty, Staff, Students, and Visitors are invited to attend these events!


1:00 p.m. Lecture (Cheray 101)

Using Mathematics to Explore HIV Treatment Strategies, Smart Materials, and More


By Brian Adams ‘99

Center for Research in Scientific Computation and Dept. of Mathematics

North Carolina State University; Raleigh, NC

Collaboration between mathematicians and research scientists, in conjunction with computer simulation, has enabled rapid innovation in diverse areas of science and medicine. Examples drawn from the study of HIV infection dynamics and smart materials will be used to illustrate the power of mathematics to offer unlikely and subtle insights to researchers in these areas. (This talk is intended for a general audience.)

Followed immediately by

Induction of New Members of Pi Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society

Student Members: from the class of 2005 and 2006

Honorary Members: Robert Hoehl ’63 and Richard Tarrant ‘65

2:30 p.m. Refreshments (Courtyard or first floor Cheray)

3:00 p.m. Panel: Careers in Mathematics (Cheray 101)

The panel, comprised of mathematics alumni from the sixties through the nineties, will illustrate the wide variety of careers pursued by mathematics majors. Panelists include alumni from the fields of information technology, actuarial science, statistics, and more.

Panelists: Robert Hoehl ’63 ; Vice Chairman and Founder, IDX Corporation

Richard Tarrant ’65; Chairman and Founder IDX

Michael Kenney’77 ASA, MAAA, Director, Actuarial Pricing Oxford Health Plans.


Lisa Keller’93 , Ph.D. Assist. Prof. of Education, U.Mass., Amherst

Lauren Feick Lambert’94 Statistical Consultant, Frontier Science

Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group

Karen Palmer Robinson’99 Supervisor, Partnership Tax and Administration, Investors Bank and Trust