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Instructor Positions

The Virginia Tech Mathematics Department invites applications for full-time instructor positions to start in the Fall of 2018. Please see this document for more information.

The Math Department Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 9:00 am in McBryde 100. Reception will follow in McBryde 455. Watch for email from Lori Berry in early April for more information.

DROP/ADD: Fall 2018 drop/add begins April 14, 2018. If you tried to add an undergraduate math course and received an honors restriction, a major or level restriction, or a prerequisite error, please complete the Math Fall 2018 Drop/Add Survey. Students who receive a closed section error should continue to try to add themselves to a section of the course. We will open seats periodically.

CREDIT-BY-EXAM: Sign-up times for credit-by-exam, end of Spring 2018
MONDAY, April 30, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
TUESDAY, May 1, 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM and 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
WEDNESDAY, May 2, 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM and 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Spring 2018 Credit by Exam Information

Next change of major period. to add, change or drop a primary or secondary major, minor, or concentration: April 30 - May 25, 2018.


Featured Research

Michael Renardy - Professor Michael Renardy's research concerns the mathematical analysis of viscoelastic fluids. Fluids such as molten plastics, foods, pastes and biological fluids are not described adequately by the Navier-Stokes equations. The equations used to model such fluids raise numerous new mathematical questions regarding, for instance, existence of solutions, flow stability, asymptotic behavior, singularities, and control.

The breakup behavior of jets is highly dependent on the constitutive behavior of a fluid. The figure shows jet profiles close to breakup for a number of different fluid models.

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