The general Mathematics Department Fund supports a variety of departmental events, including colloquia, seminars, and conferences. Funds are also used to support undergraduate and graduate student activities. To make a tax-deductible donation with a credit card, just tap here and designate your donation to our department.
Alternatively, you can donate to one of several dedicated funds by sending a check payable to the FAU Foundation, to:
Emily Ann Cimillo
Dept. of Mathematical Sciences
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
If you have any questions, please call or email us at 561-297-3342 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This general fund supports a variety of departmental events, including colloquia, seminars, conferences, and other meetings. Funds are also used to support undergraduate and graduate student activities, such as our honor society, Pi Mu Epsilon.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a series of interrelated events designed to increase interest in mathematics, recognize mathematical excellence and inspire local elementary, middle and high school students to pursue careers in mathematics. For more detailed information on these events, please visit our Math Days page.
We began in Summer 2014 with a week-long session, and continue with monthly sessions. The Math Teachers' Circle allows middle school teachers to interact with FAU faculty and create a dynamic community of math educators.
Jim Brewer (1942-2006) earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1968 from Florida State University and joined FAU's Mathematics department in 1985 as a full professor. He served as chair of the department for nine years, beginning in 1986. During his tenure, the department initiated its Ph.D. program and doubled the size of the faculty. He was an inspirational professor with a devotion to his students and their success that never wavered. He had the ability to connect with his students and inspire a love of learning in them. He co-authored, "Emmy Noether: A Tribute to her Life and Work," as well as several other books, including a textbook for the "Mathematics for Liberal Arts" courses offered by the department. Jim died while still on the faculty in 2006.
John M. Freeman (1936-2012), known affectionately as "Jack", was a native Floridian and an Emeritus Professor at FAU. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from MIT in 1963, and was a student of Gian-Carlo Rota in functional analysis. Jack was chair of the mathematics department when FAU admitted its first students in 1964, building the department from the ground up, and he served as chair until 1973. Jack was an early environmentalist, constantly saddened by the destruction he saw taking place around him. Although he produced important mathematical research and mentored many students, his proudest achievement was his leadership of the "I-95 Tree Rescue Project" in the early 1970s, during which a large number of native trees in the path of the highway were saved from destruction and brought to the FAU campus. Jack passed away on February 16, 2012. Please direct any donations for a scholarship in his honor to: FAU Foundation, SCI 450 with a note referencing the Jack Freeman Scholarship.
Julio Bastida (1938-2001) earned his Ph.D. in 1963 from the University of Georgia and joined the Department in 1968. A highly cultured individual, fluent in six languages and with a deep appreciation for the finer things in life, he soon became one of the most popular instructors at FAU. He inspired loyalty among the many graduate students that had him as an advisor and directed the majority of the Department's early Master's theses, including the first. His area of expertise was algebra but he was enthusiastic about all areas of pure mathematics. He is the author of the excellent "Field Extensions and Galois Theory," published by Addison Wesley in their "Encyclopedia of Mathematics" series. His large collection of books, donated to FAU by his widow, became the seed of our departmental library.