Author Archives: Rob Poodiack

About Rob Poodiack

Associate Professor of Mathematics and current Chair of the Northeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

Integration Bee day!

Happy Math Awareness Month!  (Were you aware of that?) It’s Integration Bee day here at Norwich!  I look forward to this all year. Integration is something learned in Calculus I courses and really worked on in Calculus II.  Integration means … Continue reading

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Things that drive mathematicians nuts (one of a series…)

Public perception of what mathematicians are like generally isn’t accurate — but the typical portrait definitely has some truth, as my wife would tell you.  It’s not necessarily a bad thing that Norwich University makes me wear a uniform, but … Continue reading

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Math quote of the day

From a poster found at Wal-Mart: The square root of Chuck Norris is pain.  Don’t try to square Chuck Norris;  the result is death.

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Candidate visits are hard on the diet

We have two open positions here in the Mathematics Department, one for an open specialty and one for a math education specialty.  We’ve been taking applications and winnowing down the field since last semester and these past two weeks, we’ve … Continue reading

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A new semester …

Well, we’re back to work, a new semester has started!  Three days in and everything seems … calm.  Only one advisee has come to add or drop a course, and there’s not too much movement in or out of my … Continue reading

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Back from New Orleans (or … where’s the syllabus?)

I made it back from the Joint Math Meetings in New Orleans theoretically to have a week to prep for classes. It didn’t quite work out that way. First, let me note that the conference was fantastic. I got to … Continue reading

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Conference in beautiful New Orleans

One of the nice things about academia is the ability to go to professional conferences.  Every January, the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) hold a simultaneous national meeting, the Joint Mathematical Meetings.  It’s a … Continue reading

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My life in general …

Here is a video that sums up my life.  The song is “Stress” by Jim’s Big Ego.

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Welcome to my blog!

This is the new way that Norwich faculty get to meet and greet the outside world. Hi! I’m Rob Poodiack, an associate professor of mathematics here at Norwich, and welcome to my blog! I’ve been here at Norwich since 1999 … Continue reading

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