Mathematics & Computer Science Department

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.

 Calkins-Barge Mathematics Scholarship

About

The Calkins-Barge Mathematics Scholarship has been established by Glenn R. and Leila M. (Barge) Calkins to provide scholarship assistance to Western students majoring in mathematics. This scholarship serves to honor Western Graduates: Hazel, Glenn's mother (Elementary Education - 1932); Glenn (Mathematics and Physics -1962); Shane (Mathematics - 2016), Glenn and Leila's son. This Scholarship also honors Glenn and Leila, who taught in the Mathematics & Computer Science Department at Western. Glenn taught from 1978-2000, and Leila from 1986-2009. Finally, we honor William Calkins, Glenn's father who attended and was employed at Western, and Jesse and Mary Barge, Leila's parents, who fell in love with Western and the Gunnison Valley.

Eligibility

Applicants for the Calkins-Barge Mathematics Scholarship:

  • Must be a Mathematics major entering junior or senior year and having satisfactorily completed Mathematics 220, Introduction to Advanced Mathematics.
  • Must have a GPA of 2.670 or higher.
  • Preference will be given to a current student-athlete (NCAA sport) or a first responder.
  • If a student-athlete (NCAA sport), preference will be given to members of the Wrestling Team.
  • If a first responder, applicant must be an active member with a Gunnison Valley Service Provider and preference will be given to members of the Gunnison Volunteer Fire Department.
  • Recipients may reapply unless they fail to maintain eligibility.

Application Procedures

Individuals interested in being considered for this scholarship must contact the Mathematics & Computer Science Department and the Financial Aid Office for scholarship application information. The deadline for applying shall be April 1 to be considered for the following academic year. The Mathematics faculty and Financial Aid staff will assemble those applications which meet the stated criteria. Recipients will be selected by Glenn and Leila Calkins, in consultation with the Director of Financial Aid. 

 Charlesworth, William Memorial Scholarship

Available to:

The applicant has applied to and has been accepted for admission to Western 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, Colo. or the Western Slope of Colorado.

Provided by:

Established with the Western Colorado University Foundation to perpetuate the memory of William Charlesworth, a 1954 graduate of Western 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:

The chair of Mathematics and Computer Science and a representative from the Athletic Department appointed by the Athletic Director. A representative from the Natural Sciences Department shall be on the selection committee.

Application:

Contact the Mathematics & Computer Science Department or the Athletic Department for application and deadline information.

Mathematics & Computer Science Department: 970.943.2015 - Hurst Hall 128
Athletic Department: 970.943.2079 - Paul Wright Gym 201.

 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 Mathematics faculty in consultation with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid as needed.

Application:

Contact the Mathematics & 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 six 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 nine 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 & Computer Science Department for application and deadline information. 970.943.2015 - Hurst Hall 128

 Peterson, John Memorial Scholarship In Computer Science

Available to:

Students majoring in Computer Information Science who have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at Western Colorado University, three of which can be applied toward their major. The students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and plan on enrolling in at least nine credits.

Provided by:

Stephen Watson

Amount:

$500

Selected by:

Math and Computer Science Scholarship Committee

Application:

Contact the Mathematics & Computer Science Department for application and deadline information. 970.943.2015 - Hurst Hall 128

Directory

Faculty

Brett Calhoon headshot
Instructor of Mathematics
B.A., Humboldt State University, Mathematics, 2010, M.S., Western Washington University, 2014
Phone: 970.943.7024
Office Location: Hurst Hall 216
Robert A. Cohen, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Mathematics, Chair of the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
B.A. Humboldt State University, Mathematics, 1996, Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder, Mathematics, 2004
Phone: 970.943.2111
Office Location: Hurst Hall 210
Kim Fix, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Winona State University, 2000, Ph.D., University of Iowa, Mathematics, 2009
Phone: 970.943.3234
Office Location: Hurst Hall 216
Erik Kjosness, M.S. headshot
Lecturer of Mathematics
B.A., Western, Math and Computer Information Science (emphasis in Graphic Design), 2004, M.S., Montana State University, Mathematics, 2014
Phone: 970.943.2127
Office Location: Hurst Hall 108
Doug MacGregor, Ph.D. headshot
Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
B.A., University of Maryland College Park, History, 1977, M.S., University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Computer Science, 1980, M.S., Johns Hopkins University, Cybersecurity, 2017, Ph.D., Kyoto University, Information Science, 1991
Phone: 970.943.2069
Office Location: Hurst Hall 105
Jeremy Muskat, Ph.D. headshot
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Western, Mathematics, 2000, M.S., University of Vermont, Mathematics, 2003, Ph.D., Colorado State University, Mathematics, 2007
Phone: 970.943.3150
Office Location: Hurst Hall 112
Alex Rasche headshot
Lecturer of Math
B.S., Texas State University - San Marcos, Mathematics and Physics, Ph.D., Texas State University - San Marcos, Mathematics Education
Phone: 970.943.7009
Office Location: Hurst Hall 114
Marc Rubin, Ph.D. headshot
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.A., Colorado College, Psychology, 2005, M.S., University of Tennessee, Computer Science, 2009, Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines, Computer Science, 2014
Phone: 970.943.2802
Office Location: Hurst Hall 212
Sarah Schaefer headshot
Mathematics Lecturer
B.A., Concordia University Portland, Psychology, 2002, B.A., Concordia University Portland, Education, 2002, M.S., Montana State University, Mathematics, 2015
Phone: 970.943.7023
Office Location: Hurst Hall 106
Daniel L. Schuster, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Computer Science, Mathematics
B.A., University of Colorado Boulder, Philosophy, 1978, B.S., Eastern Washington University, Mathematics and Computer Science, 1983, M.S., Mathematics, Eastern Washington University, 1987, Ph.D., Mathematics Education, University of Texas at Austin, 1996
Phone: 970.943.2999
Office Location: Hurst Hall 214
Zachary Treisman, Ph.D.  headshot
Lecturer of Mathematics
B.A., Reed College, Mathematics, 1999, M.S., University of Washington, Mathematics, 2003, Ph.D., University of Washington, Mathematics, 2006
Phone: 970.943.2075
Office Location: Hurst Hall 110
Stephen Winters-Hilt, Ph.D. headshot
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.S., California Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering & Physics, M.S., California Institute of Technology, ​Applied Physics, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin,​ Mathematical Physics, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz, Computer Science & Bioinformatics
Phone: 970.943.7006
Office Location: Hurst Hall 220

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


Areas of Study Include: 

Graph, Pen, and paper

Actuarial Science

Computer Science
Emphasis
math, mathematics, actuary, actuarial, actuarial science, SOA, bachelor of science, degree,
Computer Science Robotics Team

Computer Science

Computer Science
Major
Minor
Computer Science Major at Western, Western Computer Science, Mathematics, MCS, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, AI, Software Engineer, Internet of Things
Student using Virtual Reality Technology

Computer Science - University of Colorado Partnership

Computer Science
Major
school of computer science and engineering, Paul M, Paul M Rady School, CU Boulder, Colardo University, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, AI, Software Engineer
general Graph

Data Analytics

Computer Science
Minor
Data Analysis, analytics, data analysis, minor, mathematics
Computer Science

Information Security

Computer Science
Emphasis
Information Security, Cyber Security, Computer Information Security, Cyber Security, cybersecurity, securiety, scerity, secarity, Computer Science,
Professor writes math equations on a whiteboard

Mathematics

Computer Science
Major
Minor
Secondary Licensure
Math, Mathematics, Physics, Linear Algerbra, CIS
Software engineering students celebrate while working on a group project

Software Engineering

Computer Science
Engineering
Emphasis
software engineering, Western, Western Colorado University
A student of Data Science examines her laptop

Data Science

Computer Science
Emphasis
Minor
Data Science, data, Western, Western Colorado University, statistics, analysis, data analysis