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Prof. Maksym Fedorchuk named 2014 Sloan Fellow

Congratulations to Boston College Assistant Prof. of Mathematics Maksym Fedorchuk, who has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Prof. Dawei Chen awarded NSF Career Award
Assistant Prof. of Math Dawei Chen has been awarded a 5-year, $429,359, NSF Career Award, the NSF's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars. Prof. Chen joins Prof. Eli Grigsby as the second math faculty member to receive a CAREER award in the past two years. Congratulations, Dawei!

In Memorium: Paul Sally Jr.; 1933-2013
Dr. Paul Sally Jr. '54, MA '56
, renowned mathematician and educator, died Dec. 30, 2013.  Paul was a great friend and supporter of the Boston College Math Department.  Among many initiatives, he endowed the Sally Award, which is given to a graduating senior who has shown true academic distinction in a demanding program in Mathematics at Boston College.  An article on Dr. Sally appeared in the Spring 2010 issue of Boston College Magazine, and an obituary appeared in the UChicagoNews.


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Undergraduate Majors
The department of mathematics at Boston College has 253 undergraduate majors. Meet seven of them.
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Graduate Students
Meet five members of the department's inaugural class of Ph.D. candidates.
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Visit our Math Advising site

A math major is the path to a wide range of exciting careers. Wondering what mathematicians do? Look at and mathalumninetwork. If you want to be a math major, please email Prof. Bill Keane, Asst. Chair for Undergraduates, for an advising appointment.

Featured Events

Math Awards Ceremony, Friday, May 2, 2014 

Gasson 305
4 PM Reception followed by awards

Please see events calendar for titles and abstracts

Math Events Calendar

Alumni Profiles

Photo of Dan WolfDan Wolf '82 believes the mathematics department at Boston College instilled in him a love of learning. "The professors at Boston College shared their deep passion for math and how it could be used to solve problems."

Photo of Karen Golden RussellKaren Golden Russell '91 uses the rigorous and quantitative thought processes she learned as a math major "on a daily basis to bring order to the business world."