I like to visit or participate in Archeology digs and I also raise a few cattle.
Camped in and traveled to 49 of the 50 US states. I couldn't pull my camper to Hawaii. An adventure I would like is to travel to Madagascar.
Biggest Success - Being selected by the Texas Section of the MAA as the recipient of the Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics award in 2002. Biggest Failure- Rodeo Bull Rider.
Classical country first and most genres second. For example, I love "Für Elise" by Beethoven. Books- Historical Novels and/or Historical Adventure. Sports-Collegiate Football and Basketball.
Mathematical Analysis. Right now I am reading about current Integral Transforms. I also study the Bible.
Learning to fly a drone.
Three times. As a 6 year old, falling off a cliff while climbing on Mount Rainer. As a Jr. high student being run over by a car. As an adult barely escaping with my life from a burning Oil Field Rig fire. The highly dangerous escaping gas caught on fire when a deck worker tried to light cigarette. Flames roared up into the upper rig and I was working the derrick job. My coat caught on fire but I shucked it and was lucky enough to get untied from my safety harness and ride the T-Bar escape trolley to the ground. The deck worker lost both hands.
I had all kind of jobs putting myself through college. Seismogrph crew member, oil field Roughneck, soda jerk, newspaper deliveryman, truck driver for Railway Express, selling firewood, working the wheat harvest in the summers, working hay fields , and a lot of other side jobs to make ends meet. I can't leave out the fact that my wife also worked hard at several jobs while helping to put me through college.
"Put things back where you got 'em." Best of all, "Trust in God."
I was President of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America in the 1980's.
Math&Stats Graduate Student Chance Bradford on "Why I Study Math at SFA"
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a friendly and supportive place for our students. Our faculty are committed to excellence and continual improvement in teaching and advising students through our challenging curriculum:
Our math clubs are very active in hosting math talks and participating in conferences, fundraisers, and social activities.
We offer one of the leading certification programs in the state in mathematics teaching. The department proudly produces qualified teachers at all levels.
We offer dual-credit courses to local and rural schools and make visits to speak about mathematics and statistics.
Mathematics is perhaps the most intellectually challenging and practical major you can choose. Some major in math for the enjoyment and beauty of the subject. Others major in math for its practicality and applicability to the sciences, engineering, finance, and even the social sciences. Mathematics develops rigorous analytical thinking skills that are prized in all fields of human endeavor.
The purpose of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is to attract and retain the best available scholars who actively pursue knowledge of mathematics, statistics, and/or mathematics education and who skillfully communicate their knowledge of the subject to their students, colleagues, and the community as a whole.
Specific roles of the Department are: