Marty Resner '13, mathematics and secondary education; Mathematics teacher and assistant varsity football coach, Bettendorf High School, Bettendorf, Iowa
"The math classes I took helped me in several ways to be a teacher. During the higher level classes I learned what it was like to be one of those struggling students so it gave a perspective as a student I never really faced. The higher level classes helped me see and learn why we do some of the things we do in math and how they all relate. This helps me have a better grasp, understanding, and appreciation for the math that I teach in the high school."
Peter Draznik ’14, mathematics and physics majors
“This summer (2013), I’m studying the topic of tournaments in graph theory. My research is looking into underlying patterns of round-robin tournaments and developing methods to count the many types of tournaments. It is always difficult to tell where a project will lead, but if any of my work gets published, I will be very contented."
Mary O’Malley ’11, mathematics and secondary education majors
“Hands-down, my math and education professors helped me to get where I am today. Because Augustana is a small liberal arts school I was fortunate enough to work with the same faculty throughout my four years here; not only was I able to form relationships with them, but they were able to help steer me on the path that I needed to be on.”
Erik Westerberg '14, mathematics and secondary education; Mathematics teacher and assistant football coach, York Community High School, Elmhurst, Illinois
"I have learned that the quote "It's all about relationships" truly applies in life and certainly applies in college. Taking the time to talk, interact and learn about the lives of the people who go to school here and work here will be some of the most beneficial learning experiences you will have at Augustana. The people in this community will be your best friends after you graduate, potential co-workers and resources for you later in life"
Rebecca Post '15, mathematics and psychology; Pursuing Ph.D. in biostatistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
"[As a first-year student], I had not even heard of biostatistics and honestly had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I discovered biostatistics during my junior year and fell in love with the research being done in the field. I do not think I would have found this field without Augustana and being able to explore many different majors.
I used my Augie Choice to travel to Greece.... This is one of the reasons why Augustana is so great: I was able to take a Classics class, completely unrelated to both of my majors, and travel to Greece, an experience I will never forget."