"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Friday, September 4th, 2015
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | > | >>

Luther Professor Bernatz authors applied mathematics textbook


Mon, Sep 20th, 2010
Posted in Education

DECORAH, Iowa-- Richard Bernatz, Luther College professor of mathematics, authored the textbook titled Fourier Series and Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, recently published by John Wiley and Sons.

Bernatz's book presents an introduction to analytical and numerical methods essential for working with partial differential equations. It combines methodologies from calculus, introductory linear algebra and ordinary differential equations to share the power of linear spaces and linear transformations for purposes of understanding and solving a wide range of partial differential equations.

The new book serves as an ideal textbook for courses on applied mathematics and partial differential equations at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It also serves as a resource for researchers and practitioners in the fields of mathematics, science and engineering who work with mathematical modeling of physical phenomena, including diffusion and wave aspects.

Throughout the book, Bernatz incorporates his own class-tested material for an accessible, easy-to-follow presentation helping readers connect objectives with relevant applications in their own work.

Bernatz, a member of the Luther faculty since 1991, is the author of numerous journal articles in his areas of research interest, including computational fluid dynamics with applications in meteorology, climatology and mathematical models of watersheds.

In 2009, Bernatz was the recipient of an Iowa Science Foundation research grant for a project titled "Rainfall Model for Projecting the 1 percent Annual Discharge for Small Watersheds."

Since joining the Luther faculty, Bernatz has been involved in several student-faculty research collaborations resulting in students presenting their results at national undergraduate research conferences.

Some of the summer projects include: "Vector and Parallel Solutions of Tridiagonal Linear Systems" in 1992 by Einwei Xie, a current member of the Luther Board of Regents; "Development of the Finite Analytic Solution Method for Two-Dimensional Navier-Stokes Equations on Irregular Domains" in 1995 by Kurtis Schweitz; and "Neyman-Scott Model of Rainfall in Northeast Iowa" in 2008 by Brittany Schwefel.

Bernatz holds the bachelor of arts degree from Luther College in physics and mathematics, the master of science degree from Iowa State University in meteorology, and the doctoral degree from the Univer .....
[Read the Rest]

Luther College to suspend Celebration Iowa program for 2011

Mon, Sep 20th, 2010
Posted in Education

DECORAH, Iowa -- Luther College has announced that it will suspend operation of the Celebration Iowa summer music program for 2011 to provide time to assess and evaluate the program's future direction.

Celebration Iowa, a project of Luther C ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Lanesboro School Board seeks levy increase

Fri, Sep 17th, 2010
Posted in Education



At the Lanesboro School Board meeting on September 16, the board approved a preliminary levy of $526,527.75, which is a 3.9 percent increase from last year. Superintendent Jeff Boggs explained this is only a preliminary number, and they have ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Kingsland schools enter national contest

Fri, Sep 3rd, 2010
Posted in Education

Kingsland Elementary School, Kingsland Middle School and Kingsland High School have been entered into the Kohl's Cares school contest. Kohl's will award one-half million dollars to twenty schools nationwide. Contest winners are selected by receiving ..... 
[Read the Rest]

WALZ PROMOTES COLLEGE OPPORTUNITIES FOR MORE AMERICANS

Fri, Aug 27th, 2010
Posted in Education

Mankato, MN - Today at Rasmussen College in Mankato, Congressman Walz highlighted a new law that will make college more affordable for students, improve the student loan process and save taxpayer dollars.

"As a teacher and a parent, I know how ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Rushford-Peterson Schools reflect on Statewide Assessment results

Fri, Aug 27th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Minnesota Department of Education has released the statewide assessment scores, and Rushford-Peterson students showed tremendous growth across the board in 2009-2010. Students in third through eighth grades, tenth and eleventh grades are measure ..... 
[Read the Rest]

R-P survey questions new school initiative

Fri, Aug 27th, 2010
Posted in Education



The results of a district-wide survey by the R-P school district are in. Intended to question 2,500 households on the direction of district facilities, the survey presented two options: Option one is a continuance of the new school initiati ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Chatfield discusses budget cuts, raising levy

Fri, Aug 20th, 2010
Posted in Education

All members were present to discuss the upcoming operating levy proposal at the Chatfield School Board's regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 17, 2010. Superintendent Edward Harris gave a PowerPoint presentation detailing the budget conditions ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Lanesboro School Board seeks to fill board position

Fri, Aug 20th, 2010
Posted in Education

Lanesboro Principal Brett Clark spoke to the board at the meeting on August 19 about several items. The first was to go over the high school handbook. Clark said the handbook was mostly unchanged from last year.

Board member Steve Snyder as ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | > | >>