# News & Activities

Events 2019 – 2020 |
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The Putnam Exam is the first Saturday in December (Putnam home). If you are interested please contact Ben Coté (coteb@wou.edu). |
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Mathematics Spring Picnic – canceled in-person event | Connect with us via the WOU Math Club |
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Student News |
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Academic Excellence Showcase 2020 |
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Western Oregon University mathematics majors will virtually present their senior projects and senior capstone projects at the 2020 WOU Academic Excellence Showcase on May 28, 2020. See wou.edu/showcase. The PURE Executive Board is planning remote access. | ||

Graduate School News 2019 – 2020 |
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Heidi Benham ’20 has been accepted into the Ph.D. in Mathematics program at the University of Connecticut. Heidi will begin at UC starting fall term 2020. See Heidi in Today at WOU (5/18/20). | ||

Internship News 2019 – 2020 |
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Josh Salsbury’21, Applied Mathematics major, will has a summer 2020 internship at the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Portland, Oregon. | ||

Award News 2019 – 2020 |
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Andres Valloud ’21, won the Best Presentation Award (Fourth Place) at the recent Pacific Inland Mathematics Undergraduate Conference/Northwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium, held remotely in April 2020. His talk was titled, “Hybrid analysis of the 3x+1 problem”. | ||

REU News 2019 – 2020 |
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Andres Valloud, ’21 Mathematics major, will (remotely) attend the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) REU program summer 2020. | ||

Brandon Amerine’21, Mathematics major, will (remotely) attend the Polymath REU program (a collaborative effort of 12 different projects) summer 2020. |

**News from 2018 – 2019**

Employment News 2018 – 2019 |
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Erica Stuckart’19, Mathematics Education major, has accepted a full-time position at Regis High School starting fall 2019 | ||

Ariel Sentiker’13, Mathematics (Honors) major, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Ph.D. expected May’19, has accepted a tenure-track position as a mathematics professor at California State University Maritime Academy starting fall 2019 | ||

Graduate School News 2018 – 2019 |
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Yetzaveli Cervantes’19 has been accepted into the Ph.D. program in Statistics at the University of Connecticut. Yetzaveli will begin at UC starting fall term 2019. | ||

Internship News 2018 – 2019 |
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Tyler Jones’19, Mathematics and Business double major, is working as an intern in the Western Oregon University Business Office, January – June 2019. | ||

Megan Traeger’20, Mathematics/Computer Science major, will attend a summer 2019 NREIP (Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program) internship. | ||

REU News 2020 – 2019 |
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Heidi Benham’20, Mathematics major, will attend the Summer@ICERM REU program at Brown University in 2019. |