A large team from the schools of Mathematics and Education have been part of a successful maths-focused bid for "Enhancing the Training of Maths and Science Teachers".
This is a joint grant with UoW, UTas, JCU, USyd and UQ (as lead). They have been awarded $2.2 million over 3 years to improve maths teaching at the school level.
Congratulations to Dr Masoud Talebian for his selection as a finalist for the INFORMS Teaching and Case Study competition, for his "Markdown Management at Sports Unlimited" case which has been used in teaching MATH3840 in the past. It was co-authored with Prof. Garrett van Ryzin of Columbia University.
The purpose of this annual competition is to encourage the creation, dissemination, and classroom use of new, unpublished cases in operations research and the management sciences. The finalists will be presented at a special open session of the annual INFORMS meeting and a panel of judges will select the winning entry based on these presentations. General information on the prize and last year's winners can be found at here.
Volume 139, Issue 1-2, June 2013. Special Issue: Computational and Analytical Mathematics. ISSN: 0025-5610 (Print) 1436-4646 (Online).
Details and papers may be seen here.