(Posted May 26, 2015)

Cathy Stenson, professor of mathematics
Cathy Stenson, professor of mathematics

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Cathy Stenson, professor of mathematics at Juniata College, recently received the 2015 Distinguished Faculty Mentor of Undergraduate Mathematics Students Award at the annual meeting of the Allegheny Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America in April at Washington & Jefferson College, in Washington, Pa.

The award, which has been given to effective faculty mentors within the region since 2000, recognizes faculty who "have made significant contributions to the development of undergraduates in mathematics as scholars."
Stenson came to Juniata in 2000 from Cornell University after earning her doctorate in mathematics. She earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Brown University in 1994 and a master's degree in mathematics from Cornell University in 1997.

She was promoted to associate professor in 2006 and was promoted to full professor in 2012. She has developed several mathematics courses at Juniata, including Combinatorics, The Heart of Mathematics and the Mathematics Seminar. She also oversees research projects for mathematics students.

In 2001 she was chosen as a Project NExT Fellow, a program for new mathematics faculty sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America. Her research interests center on combinatorics of polytopes and hyperplane arrangements, as well as the applications of mathematics to biology and chemistry.

Stenson is a member of the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Association for Women in Mathematics. She also enjoys working with Section NExT of the Allegheny Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

Contact Gabe Welsch at welschg@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.