Life in the Department of Mathematics has mostly returned to business as usual following the pandemic. Last year, Michigan State University welcomed its largest ever incoming freshman class. And Wells Hall is back to being a vibrant place now that activities are again in person and busier than ever.
COVID + remote learning could have equaled a massive headache were it not for a champion team of three [NatSci?] math instructors, who redesigned the online platform for Math 101/102. Check out our feature story on how they translated in-person learning for the pandemic age, read a giving profile on Bill Sonsin (B.S., Mathematics, ’67), and learn more about our newest faculty and staff members and other department activities in our 2021 newsletter.
Whether due to challenges in grasping the material or primary schools providing insufficient instruction, entry-level college math courses can present significant difficulties for some STEM students. Check out our feature story on new introductory courses created by NatSci professors Jane Zimmerman and Teena Gerhardt to increase student success, read a giving profile on Carol DesJardins (B.S., Mathematics, ’71), and learn more about our newest faculty and staff members in our 2019 newsletter.