Tag Archives: Department of Mathematical Sciences
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Getting a head-start for this year’s Mathematics olympiads

Learners from several high schools in Stellenbosch, Somerset West and surrounding areas have been selected to receive specialised training through the South African Mathematics Foundation’s Siyanqoba regional olympiad training programme, hosted by Stellenbosch University’s Department of Mathematical Sciences. Funded by the Department of Science and Technology, the aim of the programme is to reach learners […]

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Top Computer Science students rewarded

The top students in Computer Science at Stellenbosch University for 2011 were rewarded for their achievements at a prize-giving ceremony on Friday, 12 October. The students received their prizes at the annual prize-giving ceremony of the Computer Science division in the Department of Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science) Rijnard van Tonder received the […]

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Top achievers in Applied Mathematics awarded with book prizes

The top students in Applied Mathematics at Stellenbosch University for 2011 were rewarded for their achievements. They each received a book prize (sponsored by Cambridge University Press) at the annual prize-giving of the Applied Mathematics division in the Department of Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science). The top achievers were Mark Chimes (best first […]

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Applied mathematics stars honoured

The top students in applied mathematics at Stellenbosch University were recently honoured for their academic achievements. They received book prizes sponsored by Cambridge University Press at a function held recently by the Division of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science). Daniek Joubert was named as the best honours […]

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Prestige medal for young Stellenbosch University maths professor

Prestige medal for young Stellenbosch University maths professor

The research excellence of a young Austrian mathematician working at Stellenbosch University, Prof Stephan Wagner, has been recognised by the Royal Society of South Africa with their prestigious Meiring Naude Medal. The annual award by the Council of the Royal Society of South Africa celebrates the scientific achievement of young scientists under the age of […]

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SU trains Python kids

SU trains Python kids

The programming language Python was on the lips and at the fingertips of more than 80 learners from 55 schools who attended an introductory computer programming course at Stellenbosch University (SU) over the weekend. Learners from as far afield as Worcester, Hermanus and Vredenburg were taught the basics of Python, and were provided with resources […]

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Top Applied Maths students honoured

Top Applied Maths students honoured

The best students in Applied Mathematics at Stellenbosch University were honoured during a prize giving ceremony in the Department of Mathematical Sciences: Division Applied Mathematics. The top achievers in the various year groups were Ralph Rudd (best honours student), Maryke Thom (best third year student), Renier van Rooyen (best second year student) and Gerdus Benade […]

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Top women applied maths students honoured

Top women applied maths students honoured

The two top women undergraduate students in applied mathematics at Stellenbosch University were honoured at a function at the Division of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Daniek Joubert and Maryke Thom shared the L’Oréal sponsored prize. It is the first time that the prize, which aims to boost women in science, was awarded. […]

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Needed: IT-savvy volunteers

Do you want to plough back some of your IT knowledge as part of an initiative to stimulate an interest in computer science and programming amongst South African learners? Then volunteer to be a tutor at the next Python Introductory course for high school learners, to be held at Stellenbosch University on the weekend of […]

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Applied mathematician receives prestigious regional fellowship for women

Applied mathematician receives prestigious regional fellowship for women

Applied mathematician Ms Sonia Woudberg of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Stellenbosch University is one of five recipients to receive a prestigious fellowship that aims to enhance women in science in Sub-Saharan Africa. She received one of the inaugural L’Oréal and UNESCO Regional Fellowships for Women in Science in Sub-Saharan Africa, worth $20 000 (around R145 000), at a function in Johannesburg last week.

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Camp held for young maths talent

Camp held for young maths talent

South Africa’s brightest young mathematics talent attended the 18th annual South African Mathematical Foundation (SAMF) Mathematics Camp, which was held at Stellenbosch University (SU) at the start of the holidays.

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SU researchers host Africa’s biomathematicians

SU researchers host Africa’s biomathematicians

The Department of Mathematical Sciences played host to the first full conference of the African Society for Biomathematics (ASB), which was held at Stellenbosch University (SU). This follows the formation of the African Society for Biomathematics (ASB) in Morocco last year.

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Interprovincial maths teams meet in Stellenbosch

Interprovincial maths teams meet in Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch University’s Department of Mathematical Sciences played host to the annual Interprovincial Mathematics Olympiad over the weekend, and brought more than 100 young up-and-coming mathematicians from the Boland and the Western Province together in Stellenbosch. The annual interprovincial team competition, which sees junior (Grade 8 and 9) and senior (Grade 10 to 12) teams from […]

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