2020-2021 News

April 30, 2021

Please join us in congratulating our Spring 2021 graduates, as well as celebrating the following students' achievements:

  • Emily Groshek: Kappa Mu Epsilon Award, Student Teaching Award
  • Peter Kanjorski: Mugridge Research Symposium Bronze Medal
  • Kira Kern: Association for Women in Mathematics Service Award (Gold/Silver/Bronze)
  • Anna Lengner: Association for Women in Mathematics Service Award (Silver/Bronze)
  • Jessica Licker: Association for Women in Mathematics Service Award (Gold/Silver/Bronze)
  • Vanessa Maybruck: Association for Women in Mathematics Service Award (Diamond/Platinum/Gold/Silver/Bronze), Mathematics Undergraduate Research Award, Mugridge Research Symposium Gold Medal
  • Alyssa Miller: J. Dwight Daugherty Award
  • Lindsey Moyer: Association for Women in Mathematics Service Award (Diamond/Platinum/Gold/Silver/Bronze),
  • Safal Raut Chhetri: Mathematics Award
  • Isaac Reiter: Association for Women in Mathematics Service Award (Silver/Bronze), Kryptos cryptanalysis competition Master Codebreaker, Mathematics Undergraduate Research Award, Mugridge Research Symposium Gold Medal, William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition
  • Sam Trafford: Association for Women in Mathematics Service Award (Bronze)
April 30, 2021

Please join us in congratulating the following students on their induction into the Kappa Mu Epsilon National Honorary Mathematics Society:

Megan Babinsky
Paul Barton
Jodi Dorsett
Oscar Gonzalez-Gonzalez
Peter Kanjorski
Katrina Kovach
Anna Lengner
Jessica Ludwig
Michael Mistler
Quinn Snyder
Huong (Jacey) Tran

April 30, 2021

Dr. Yun (Amy) Lu, Professor of Mathematics, is the 2021 recipient of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Award. This honor recognizes a faculty member in the college with a consistent and conscientious commitment to student success both in and out of the classroom. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Lu and in thanking her for her dedication to our students.

The Dean's Outstanding Faculty award recognizes tenure-track and tenured faculty with a record of supporting student research, internships, and helping students above and beyond the "norm."  Particular consideration is given to contributions to student learning/student learning experiences and involvement with students.  The recipient is someone who holds the respect of their university colleagues.

Dr. Lu
April 27, 2021

Congratulations to Master Codebreaker Isaac Reiter on cracking all three cryptograms in the annual Kryptos contest. Isaac was the 7th overall out of 65 teams and the 4th individual to complete all three cryptograms.

April 17, 2021

Congratulations to Isaac Reiter and Lindsey Moyer for receiving the second and third place prizes, respectively, for their presentations at the Kappa Mu Epsilon National Biennial Convention this weekend. In addition, Isaac won the “People’s Choice Award” for the best presentation.

November 7, 2020

Dr. Wing Hong Tony Wong, Associate Professor of Mathematics, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware (EPaDel) section Early Career Teaching Award.  This award honors faculty who have been recognized as extraordinarily successful in their teaching, have had influence in their teaching beyond the classroom, and foster curiosity and generated excitement about mathematics.

Dr. Wong
August 27, 2020

Dr. Brian Kronenthal, associate professor of mathematics, has been awarded the 2020 John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Kutztown University. The award was announced as part of KU's virtual Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration Friday, Aug. 21.

Dr. Kronenthal

Kronenthal began at KU in 2013. He has had 11 journal publications, three in 2019 including, "On the uniqueness of some girth eight algebraically defined graphs, Part II," Discrete Applied Mathematics; "The Settlers of Catanbinatorics," Mathematics Magazine; and "On the girth of two-dimensional real algebraically defined graphs," Discrete Mathematics, which was coauthored by a KU student. He has also presented at numerous conferences, most recently the Joint Mathematics Conference in Denver, Colo. in January.

Kronenthal earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics with a minor in French from Lafayette College, and a Master of Science and doctorate in mathematics from the University of Delaware.

The John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning was established by John P. Schellenberg, emeriti professor of physical science, faculty alumni and friends to recognize an early career faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding work.

August 2020

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program has awarded Kutztown University a $1 million grant to fund the university's new Emerging Mathematics and Computer Science (EMACS) Scholars Program, which will recruit and support talented mathematics, computer science and information technology students with demonstrated financial need.  Coupled with Pell grants and other financial support, this scholarship will help students finish their undergraduate degree at Kutztown University at minimal cost.

In addition to scholarships, the new EMACS Scholars Program will also provide multidimensional support as students progress through their academic programs, such as peer-tutoring, mentorship, research and internship opportunities, and career and graduate school preparation. Students from surrounding municipalities and nearby regional centers such as Reading, Allentown, Philadelphia who intend to pursue a career in mathematics, computer science or information technology are likely beneficiaries of this new initiative at Kutztown University.

Learn more about the EMACS Scholars Program throuhg the EMACS Scholars Website.