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Welcome to the Department of Mathematical Sciences


The department seeks applications for a tenure-track position in topology

NMSU has joined MSRI. This is a consortium of top research institutions that offers curreing edge research opportunities to faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students at locations around the world. 

The Department has joined Math Alliance. This is a consortium of universities devoted to the advancement of underrepresented groups in graduate education in mathematics and statistics.

The department held an international conference in logic and foundations titled BLAST. There were nearly 300 registered participants.

The department is now offering a menu of 5 lower-division service courses to serve students in the new and quickly growing NMSU-Online. Apart from benefits to students and the university, this allows us to support an additional 4-5 graduate students.

The very successful “Math Problem of the Week” contest for undergraduates continues.

A new promotional video describes our department to prospective undergraduate students.

Mary Ballyk wins the university Westhafer Award for teaching. This award, named after former Mathematics Department Head Robert Westhafer, is given in alternate years for teaching and research. It is the university’s highest honor.

Andres Contreras has received his tenure and promotion to Associate Professor.

John Harding received a 3-year, $348,000 grant from the Army titled Logic and Geometry in Quantum Computing.

Tingting Tong has received the Anna Schrufer Kist Scholarship.

Sebastian Meltzer received the Charles and Nita Swartz Scholarship.

Chau Hoang, Le Tran, and Ishraq Al-Awamleh received Kist Outstanding Graduate Student Awards.

Remembering Dr. Karen Trujillo.

About the Department

The department offers courses in mathematics and statistics leading to the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree. At the Bachelor’s level we have several options for career preparation, such as applied mathematics and actuarial science. 

Our faculty has research groups in many areas of pure and applied mathematics, and in mathematics education. Strengths lie in commutative algebra, logic and foundations, probability and statistics, dynamical systems, mathematical biology, variational methods in partial differential equations especially relevant to materials science, and applied and computational harmonic analysis with applications to machine learning and data analysis. 

We provide courses for other disciplines throughout the NMSU main campus. This includes the sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, agriculture, business, and education. This includes preparatory and general education courses that ensure every student has the quantitative and reasoning skills needed every career now demands. 

The department’s mission is to provide core education in mathematics and statistics that prepares graduate and undergraduate students to be knowledgeable and responsible citizens of the world. 

Our Math Success Center offers free online tutoring services to math students in all majors.