About Mathematics & Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science includes 9 full-time faculty members. All have doctorates in computer science, mathematics, or mathematics education.

Scholarly interests of faculty members in the department include computer graphics and other software-related areas, wireless networks, linear algebra, graph theory, history of mathematics, mathematical modeling, applied mathematics, abstract algebra, and topics in mathematics education, including use of technology.

Faculty honors include college and university outstanding teaching awards, an outstanding mentor award, Thomas F. Sheehan and Windsor distinguished professorships, Burlington Northern Teaching Award for Innovative Teaching, and a Stalnaker Lecturer. All full-time faculty are engaged in teaching classes from the introductory to advanced levels.

Most upper level classes are small enough to allow close interaction between students and faculty members. Interested students may also find opportunities for independent studies on topics of interest or to work with faculty members on student research projects.

ArtSci News
April 15, 2014
On Wednesday, April 16, Drake University will host a special program for language immersion students from Merrill Middle School to celebrate Pan American Day. The students will participate in Drake Spanish courses in the morning and have the opportunity to celebrate Pan American dance and music at a performance by Drake students in Olmsted Center in the afternoon.
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