University of Minnesota teacher wins award for math program


Students who wish to launch careers as mathematicians may want to consider enrolling at a school that boasts award-winning faculty. For example, Dr. Joseph Gallian, professor of mathematics at the University of Minnesota in Duluth (UMD), has received numerous accolades for his program at the school.

According to UMD, the educator was awarded with numerous honors at the annual joint meetings of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) in New Orleans.

Gallian was given the Gung and Hu Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics, which is the highest honor from the MAA. He was praised for his Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program at UMD, among other initiatives. The professor founded REU at UMD in 1977, and it has since been considered the premier program in the U.S.

In addition, he has written more than 100 articles in mathematics journals, and has had his work featured in publications such as The New York Times.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of mathematicians is expected to increase by 22 percent over the next several years.

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