Stephen Wang


I am a Senior Instructor in the Mathematics Department of Rice University. I received my PhD in mathematics from the University of Chicago under the supervision of Benson Farb. I have previously held positions at Haverford College, Bucknell University, Harvard University, and MIT.

Please do not confuse me with Stephen Wong, who is in the Rice Computer Science Department. Or Stephen T.C. Wong, who is a bioengineering researcher at Houston Methodist and adjunct faculty at Rice. Or Steve C. Wang, who also earned his PhD at Chicago and now studies statistics and paleobiology at Swarthmore College. Or...


Various hats of mine:

Calculus Coordinator for the Mathematics Department. If you would like to be a grader, please contact Ligia Leismer.

Faculty Associate at Duncan College.

Faculty sponsor for Torque, the Rice women's ultimate (Frisbee) team (D-3 national champions in both 2014 and 2015, national runners-up in 2016!).


Teaching:

Spring 2017

Math 355 (Linear Algebra)
Math 102 (Calculus II)

Fall 2016

Math 321 (Real Analysis I)

Spring 2016

Math 101 (Calculus I)
Math 212 (Multivariable Calculus)

Fall 2015

Math 101 (Calculus I)
This section of Math 101 was run in an experimental manner - it was flipped, using online modules that engaged students and encouraged them to actively think through the material. I gave a short talk about it at the 2016 Joint Math Meetings. 0:00 - 3:04 gives the philosophical rationale for the course structure; 3:04 - 10:50 has a description of the course; 10:50 - 16:40 presents the preliminary results.
Update: Survey results from the Spring 2016 iteration of the experimental section.


Contact information:

Email: sswang (at) rice (dot) edu

Dept. of Mathematics MS-136
Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

Office: Herman Brown Hall 410
Phone: (713) 348-3467
Fax: (713) 348-5231