# User talk:Ben G. Fitzpatrick

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 Revision as of 17:58, 16 January 2011 (view source)← Previous diff Revision as of 02:12, 23 January 2013 (view source)Next diff → (18 intermediate revisions not shown.) Line 1: Line 1: - Hey there Dr. Fitzpatrick! How did you become interested in biology and math? What inspired you to teach both? [[User:Sarah Carratt|Sarah Carratt]] 16:58, 16 January 2011 (EST) + Hi Dr. Fitzpatrick, what are your thoughts in regards to the future of biomathematics in the medical field? What is your favorite aspect of biology? Thanks, [[User:Laura Terada|Laura Terada]] 15:07, 17 January 2013 (EST) - Hello Dr. Fitzpatrick! I was wondering what was your hardest math class as an undergrad? + Hey Dr. Fitzpatrick, what is the hardest math problem you have ever solved? [[User:Kevin Matthew McKay|Kevin Matthew McKay]] 11:43, 19 January 2013 (EST) - [[User:Carmen E. Castaneda|Carmen E. Castaneda]] 08:38, 16 January 2011 (EST) + - * '''[[User:Ben G. Fitzpatrick|Ben G. Fitzpatrick]] 13:52, 16 January 2011 (EST)''' Math 520 at Auburn, Real Analysis, like our 321, was the hardest, at least for the first 4 weeks.  The course was taught by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_E._Moise Professor Ed Moise] in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore_method R. L. Moore style], so that the teacher provided definitions, problems, and theorem statements ONLY.  Students had to work out the proofs, detect incorrect theorems and provide counterexamples, and solve the problems.  The library was off-limits.  I had taken a year of modern algebra before this course, so I have some sense of proof (we didn't have a 248 equivalent).  It took me a while to get the hang of it, but after taking two years of (undergrad and grad) real analysis this way, I found it very helpful in my future work. + - Hi Dr. Fitzpatrick! I was wondering how many women were studying Math when you were an undergrad and/or in grad school?[[User:Alondra Vega|Alondra Vega]] 12:01, 16 January 2011 (EST) + Hi Dr. Fitzpatrick, it appears that you have an extensive background in math, what got you interested in biology as well? [[User:James P. McDonald|James P. McDonald]] 21:21, 21 January 2013 (EST) - * '''[[User:Ben G. Fitzpatrick|Ben G. Fitzpatrick]] 13:52, 16 January 2011 (EST)''' My undergraduate class was about 25% women, and the grad program at Auburn (where I got my master's) was about the same. The strongest student in that program (by far) was a woman who was hired onto the Auburn faculty after getting her PhD. It's pretty unusual for a department to hire one of its own grads.  In my PhD studies we had very few women, probably around 10% of the students.  In my previous faculty positions, there were not so many women. At UT Knoxville, I worked a lot with [http://www.math.utk.edu/~lenhart/ Suzanne Lenhart], who was pretty much my mentor when I was starting out as a fresh assistant professor. She's a great mathematician, a great person, and a super role model for anyone in the profession. If you were to change your mind about nursing and get interested in biomath grad programs, I'd have you get in touch with her. + + Hey Dr. Fitzpatrick. I wanted to ask what your favorite class was in college, and what part of mathematics you have found to be the most challenging through out all your years in the field. [[User:Kasey E. O'Connor|Kasey E. O'Connor]] 21:34, 21 January 2013 (EST) + + Hello Dr. Fitzpatrick + While at Auburn, did you become a big fan of the football team?  If so, do you still follow them today? + *'''[[User:Matthew E. Jurek|Matthew E. Jurek]] 23:15, 21 January 2013 (EST)''': + + == My burning question == + + Hello Professor Fitzpatrick, + + If you had to change careers, what would you choose? + + Thank you, + [[User:Elizabeth Polidan|Elizabeth Polidan]] 22:35, 21 January 2013 (EST) + + Hi Dr. Fitzpatrick, + What is the most interesting application of math, whether it is simple or complex, you have done or have learned about? [[User:Anthony J. Wavrin|Anthony J. Wavrin]] 00:44, 22 January 2013 (EST) + + Dr. Fitzpatrick: + + Do you know any funny math jokes? + + [[User:Ashley Rhoades|Ashley Rhoades]] 01:28, 22 January 2013 (EST) + + Dr. Fitzpatrick: + + What first got you interested in pursuing a career in mathmatics? [[User:Paul Magnano|Paul Magnano]] 02:40, 22 January 2013 (EST) + + Hello Dr. Fitzpatrick: + Students are learning higher levels of math earlier in their lives than before, how do you think that will affect the applications of math in the future? + [[User:Salman Ahmad|Salman Ahmad]] 21:23, 22 January 2013 (EST) + + Hi Dr. Fitzpatrick, + What are some of your hobbies outside of academia? [[User:Helena M. Olivieri|Helena M. Olivieri]] 01:12, 23 January 2013 (EST)

## Revision as of 02:12, 23 January 2013

Hi Dr. Fitzpatrick, what are your thoughts in regards to the future of biomathematics in the medical field? What is your favorite aspect of biology? Thanks, Laura Terada 15:07, 17 January 2013 (EST)

Hey Dr. Fitzpatrick, what is the hardest math problem you have ever solved? Kevin Matthew McKay 11:43, 19 January 2013 (EST)

Hi Dr. Fitzpatrick, it appears that you have an extensive background in math, what got you interested in biology as well? James P. McDonald 21:21, 21 January 2013 (EST)

Hey Dr. Fitzpatrick. I wanted to ask what your favorite class was in college, and what part of mathematics you have found to be the most challenging through out all your years in the field. Kasey E. O'Connor 21:34, 21 January 2013 (EST)

Hello Dr. Fitzpatrick While at Auburn, did you become a big fan of the football team? If so, do you still follow them today?

## My burning question

Hello Professor Fitzpatrick,

If you had to change careers, what would you choose?

Thank you, Elizabeth Polidan 22:35, 21 January 2013 (EST)

Hi Dr. Fitzpatrick, What is the most interesting application of math, whether it is simple or complex, you have done or have learned about? Anthony J. Wavrin 00:44, 22 January 2013 (EST)

Dr. Fitzpatrick:

Do you know any funny math jokes?

Ashley Rhoades 01:28, 22 January 2013 (EST)

Dr. Fitzpatrick:

What first got you interested in pursuing a career in mathmatics? Paul Magnano 02:40, 22 January 2013 (EST)

Hello Dr. Fitzpatrick: Students are learning higher levels of math earlier in their lives than before, how do you think that will affect the applications of math in the future? Salman Ahmad 21:23, 22 January 2013 (EST)

Hi Dr. Fitzpatrick, What are some of your hobbies outside of academia? Helena M. Olivieri 01:12, 23 January 2013 (EST)