Mathematics & Computer Information Science Department

Western Mathematics & Computer Information Science instructors help students see the beauty in numbers, their relationships, and how they help us build systems to extend our knowledge and capabilities.

Opportunities abound for graduates who understand the algorithms that underpin our world and who master the technical skills for managing vast amounts of information. The Mathematics & Computer Information Science department also offers some of Western's most active co-curricular opportunities to help build both understanding and relationships, within the Western community and around the world.

Programs of study include:

Scholarships

PLEASE NOTE: Scholarships associated with academic programs usually have a specific scholarship application form that can easily be obtained by contacting that academic program's office or visiting that academic program's web page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid office at 970.943.3085 or 800.876.5309.

 Charlesworth, William Memorial Scholarship

Available to:
The applicant has applied to and has been accepted for admission to Western State Colorado University and is pursuing a major in mathematics or related natural sciences. The applicant has demonstrated a need for financial assistance. The applicant has demonstrated an interest and is active in inter-collegiate athletics. Preference should be given to entering freshmen; however, all classes, freshmen through senior, are eligible. Preference should be given to applicants whose study time is limited by family obligations or the need to earn income. No preference should be given based on the sex of the applicant. Preference should be given to applicants from Delta County, Colorado, or from the Western Slope of Colorado.

Provided by:
Established with the Western State Colorado University Foundation to perpetuate the memory of William Charlesworth, a 1954 graduate of Western State Colorado University. The express purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to student-athletes pursuing majors in mathematics or related natural sciences.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Chaired by the chairman of Mathematics and Computer Information Science and shall include a representative from the Athletic Department appointed by the Athletic Director. A representative from the Natural Sciences Deptartment shall be on the selection committee.

Application:
Contact the Mathematics and Computer Information Science Department or the Athletic Department for application and deadline information.

MCIS Department: (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128

Athletic Department: (970) 943-2079 - Paul Wright Gym 201

 Computer Science Departmental Scholarship

Available to:
Students majoring in Computer Information Science, who have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at Western State Colorado University 3 of which can be applied towards their major. The students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and plan on enrolling in at least 9 credits.

Amount: $500

Selected by:
Math and Computer Information Science Scholarship Committee

Application:
Contact the Mathematics and Computer Information Science Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128

 Dorgan, William E. Memorial Math Scholarship

Available to:
Full-time students at Western. Must be a declared major in Mathematics. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Provided by:
The estate and family to celebrate the memory of William E. Dorgan.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western Math faculty in consultation with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid as needed

Application:
Contact the Mathematics and Computer Information Science Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128

 Mathematical Studies Scholarship

Available to:
Students who have successfully completed a minimum of 24 credits at Western and at least 6 credits that apply toward the major. Must be a declared major in Mathematics. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater in Math at Western that apply toward the major. Must be enrolled for at least 9 credits at Western during the semester of application. Financial need and the student's contribution to the math program will also be considered.

Provided by:
Friends of the Mathematics program.

Amount:
Varies depending upon funds available.

Selected by:
Donor Scholarship Committee.

Application:
Contact the Mathematics and Computer Information Science Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128

 Watson, Stephen Memorial Scholarship In Computer Science

Available to:
Students majoring in Computer Information Science, who have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at Western State Colorado University 3 of which can be applied towards their major. The students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and plan on enrolling in at least 9 credits.

Provided by:
Dr. John C. Peterson

Amount:
$500

Selected by:
Math and Computer Information Science Scholarship Committee

Application:
Contact the Mathematics and Computer Information Science Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128

Directory

Faculty

Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Humboldt State University; Ph.D., University of Colorado.
Phone: (970) 943-2111
Office Location: Hurst Hall 210
Lecturer in Mathematics
B.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.A., University of Montana.
Phone: (970) 943-2128
Office Location: Hurst Hall 106
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Winona State University; Ph.D., University of Iowa.
Phone: (970) 943-3234
Office Location: Hurst Hall 220
B.S., University of North Alabama, M.A., University of Alabama, Ph.D., University of Alabama
Phone: (970) 943-2015
Office Location: Hurst Hall 108
Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Information Science
B.A., DePauw University; M.Phil., University of Utah; Ph.D., University of Montana.
Phone: (970) 943-2802
Office Location: Hurst Hall 212
Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Bemidji State University; M.S., University of Utah; Ph.D., University of Montana.
Phone: (970) 943-3167
Office Location: Hurst Hall 216
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Western State College of Colorado; M.A., University of Vermont; Ph.D., Colorado State University.
Phone: (970) 943-3150
Office Location: Hurst Hall 112
Professor of Computer Information Science
B.S., University of Denver; M.S., University of Colorado; Ph.D., University of Utah.
Phone: (970) 943-2392
Office Location: Hurst Hall 114
Professor of Computer Information Science and Mathematics
B.A., University of Colorado; B.S., M.S., Eastern Washington University; Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin.
Phone: (970) 943-2999
Office Location: Hurst Hall 214
Lecturer in Mathematics
B.A., Reed College; Ph.D., University of Washington.
Phone: (970) 943-2075
Office Location: Hurst Hall 110
B.A. University of Nebraska at Omaha
Phone: (970) 943-2009
Office Location: Hurst Hall 105