The textbook *Discovering Discrete Dynamical Systems, *co-authored by Aimee Johnson (Swarthmore College), Kathleen Madden (Cal State Bakersfield), and Şahin, was published in 2017 by the Mathematical Association of America Press (an imprint of the American Mathematical Society) as part of its Classroom Resource Materials Series.

# News

Joseph Sjoberg was good at math and Wright State University offered the Applied Mathematics program he wanted along with the added bonus of being close to home. He grew up in Huber Heights and wanted to remain local while attending college. He was surprised about how much there was to learn about the world after high school. "The world is much larger, and scarier than I expected, but the sky's the limit in terms of what I can make of it".

When asked why math, he said, "I first chose...

What does it mean to have a career in actuarial science? Year after year career surveys report that being an actuary is one of the highest rated jobs in America. In fact, when rated for job security, employment outlook, pay level, work setting and stress, the job of actuary outshines virtually all other professions. Why then do so few know about it? We asked Bill Partridge, an actuary with 30 years experience who is currently...

This is the second of a 5-part series featuring CoSM's Top Scholars. The College of Science & Mathematics is privileged to spot-light such talented students.

This article features Josh Jordan as the Top Scholar for the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Physics.