Missouri State’s College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) will host a free public lecture at 7:30 p.m. March 15 in Temple Hall, Room 002. The lecture, presented by Senger, will discuss abstract mathematics and its relevancy to everyday life.

# KME – Mathematics Lecture Series on Thursday 25

The second KME Seminar – Mathematics Lecture Series – will be this Thursday February 25 at 2:00pm in Cheek 205. Professor **Sean Maher** (Department of Biology) will be presenting on the “*Models to Assess Biotic Responses to Climate Change*”. Dr. Maher’s research interests include the investigation of mechanisms and drivers of diversity and richness patterns in ecological and biogeographical contexts. He is particularly interested in non-volant small mammal community dynamics and disease ecology and geography.

This event is open to everyone. Pizza and refreshment will be served. KME will also be initiating its new members.

# State Statistician Bob Garino (NASS) gives a talk on January 20th

Bob Garino, from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be giving a talk on Wednesday, January 20th at 3PM in Cheek 205. The title of his talk is “*USDA Statistics: Making a Significant Contribution*“. This talk is part of Mathematics Lecture Series, and the KME (Kappa Mu Epsilon) Seminars. Everyone is invited to attend. Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

# MAKO Undergraduate Research Conference: Saturday November 14

The annual **MAKO** (Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma) Undergraduate Research Conference in Mathematics will be held this Saturday November 14th on the MSU campus, starting at 9am . For the past ten years, undergraduate students from the MAKO region have come to MSU to present their research papers at this event. For more information, please visit the MAKO web page at:

http://math.missouristate.edu/MAKOcomp.htm

# MSU Mathematics Lecture Series: Talk by Missouri S & T Professor

As part of the MSU Mathematics Lecture Series, Professor Gayla Olbricht from Missouri University of Science and Technology will be presenting : “Statistical Analysis of DNA Methylation Data in Plants”. The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday November 17th at 3PM in Cheek 205. Everyone is welcome to attend.

# Can math predict future cholera outbreaks?

Dr. Jorge Rebaza researches the predictability of the spread of waterborne diseases. How? Through mathematics.

# Illinois State Professor Invited Talk: October 14

The MSU Mathematics Lectures Series welcomes Professor Albert Otto from Illinois State University, who will be presenting: “*Pedagogical Content Knowledge: A Passage to Sense Making*” on Wednesday October 14 at 3PM in Cheek 301. Everyone is welcome to this talk.

# Rebaza featured in 2015 Mind’s Eye

Congratulations to Dr. Jorge Rebaza! His incredible research will be featured in the 2015 issue of Mind’s Eye, Missouri State University’s research publication. This story will also be featured on Missouri State’s research website and the Missouri State homepage.

Read the full story on Mind’s Eye.

# KME – Mathematics Lecture Series on Wednesday 23

The first KME Seminar (Mathematics Lecture Series) will be this Wednesday September 23 at 2:30pm in Cheek 204. Professor Steven Senger will be presenting on the “Kirkman’s Schoolgirl Problem”. This problem can be posed as: “In a boarding school there are fifteen schoolgirls who always take their daily walks in rows of threes. How can it be arranged so that each schoolgirl walks in the same row with every other schoolgirl exactly once a week?

This event is open to everyone. Pizza and refreshment will be served.

# College of Natural and Applied Sciences gives annual awards for teaching, research

Research is essential in the field of science, so each year the College of Natural and Applied Sciences recognizes exemplary work by its faculty, students and staff .