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Our Next UDARF Luncheon
When: Wednesday, Oct 15, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Speaker: Dr. John Pelesko, Interim Dean, Arts & Sciences, UD
Where: 120 Clayton Hall
Reservations: Must be made online on or before Oct 8.
About John Pelesko (excerpted from https://www.cas.udel.edu/who-we-are/college-leadership/pelesko)
John A. Pelesko, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (2018-) has held several previous positions at UD including A&S Assoc Dean (2015-2018), Chair (2011-2015) and Professor (2002-), Mathematical Sciences . Prior to joining UD, Dr. Pelesko was a faculty member at the Georgia Institute of Technology (1999-2002) and Von Karman Instructor in the Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the California Institute of Technology (1997 -1999).
He is a distinguished scholar and mathematician, with research on mathematical modeling of physical systems, especially micro and nanoscale engineered systems. He is also dedicated to student success and has conducted extensive research on integrating mathematical modeling, numerical simulation and experiment into undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses. Dr. Pelesko is the author of the highly regarded books “Self Assembly: The Science of Things That Put Themselves Together” and “Modeling MEMS and NEMS” as well as several book chapters and numerous research articles in scholarly journals.
His extensive record of service includes work at UD with the Data Science Initiative, the Honors Program Task Force and the General Education Task Force, and work within the State of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Education to implement a new high-school course, “Foundations of College Mathematics.” He also co-chairs a statewide effort to reduce the need for remedial mathematics among Delaware’s high school graduates.
He earned his bachelor’s degree cum laude with distinction in pure mathematics at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and his Ph.D. in mathematical sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Checks ($23 per luncheon attendee) payable to the University of Delaware are due at the door. No cash nor credit/debit cards, please! Without a reservation, seating is not guaranteed. The absolute deadline for luncheon registrations is Wednesday, May 8, 2019, which is also the final date for canceling a reservation without charge.
Email UDARF at UDARF1743@gmail.com
UDARF Officers, 2018-2020
President: Fred Schueler
Vice President: Janet Johnson
Secretary: Dick Sacher
Treasurer: John Brook
Past President: Marian Palley