Fall Update from the Dean

Dear CMS Alumni and Friends,

I am excited to be writing this letter in my new role as Dean of the College of Mathematics and Science.  This past summer the “Interim” was removed from my title.  Likewise, Dr. Bob Brennan, who served this past year in an interim role, is now the Associate Dean.  We also recently welcomed two new members . . .  read more

GirlsGetMath@UCO

Amanda holding a book club book

In Fall 2019, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics was awarded a grant to run a summer program called GirlsGetMath@UCO, mirroring a well-established program at The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research at Brown University. However, COVID-19 hit, and all summer camps were put on hold. We were hopeful for Summer 2021, but during . . .  read more

Welcome Mr. Chi San (Derrick) Lau

Chi San Lau in front of a white board

Mr. Chi San (Derrick) Lau joined the computer science (CS) faculty as a visiting instructor in fall 2021.  Mr. Lau holds an MS in Computer Science degree from UCO.  While studying at UCO, Mr. Lau completed the first graduate thesis of the MS in Computer Science program under the supervision of Dr. Jicheng Fu.  His research focuses on applying . . .  read more

Celebration of Dr. Bill McDaniel’s Retirement

Image of Bill McDaniel

After serving in the Computer Science Department, the College of Math and Science, and UCO for 39 years, Dr. Bill McDaniel retired on July 30.  It is bittersweet for his colleagues and students to see him leave.  On the one hand, his retirement is well deserved.  On the other hand, we will miss him as a faithful colleague, teacher, and friend.

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From the Desk of the Dean 2021

Dear CMS Alumni & Friends,

Before I sat down to write this today, I took a break and walked around campus.  I saw the redbud and maple flowers starting to open, the pine trees forming new cones, and the saucer magnolias in bloom.  Although I also saw my favorite bur oak tree whose towering shape had been devastated by the recent ice storm, I . . .  read more

Student Highlight- Maggie Ward

My name is Maggie Ward, and I’m currently a third-year chemistry major here at UCO. I graduated from Broken Arrow High School and started my undergraduate education as a forensic science and biology major. However, as I started doing research in inorganic chemistry as a freshman, I soon discovered my love for research. Now, I intend to go to graduate . . .  read more