This lecture is held each year in honor of Dr. Kenneth C. Schraut. It is funded entirely from alumni contributions.

Kenneth Charles Schraut was a professor of mathematics at the University of Dayton for over 50 years. He was born in Hillsboro, Illinois, on May 19, 1913 and received his bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1936 from the University of Illinois. He earned both a master's degree (1938) and a Ph.D. (1940) from the University of Cincinnati.

He taught full-time at UD from 1940- to 1978 and continued teaching part-time from 1978 to 1993. Schraut was chair of the Department of Mathematics from 1954 to 1970 and founded a summer institute for high school mathematics teachers on campus. He taught math classes to business and pre-medical students, along with algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and advanced engineering mathematics. Schraut established the UD chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon (National Mathematics Honor Society) and was an advisor for premedical students.

Among his most notable accomplishments was his pioneering work with what became the University of Dayton Research Institute. In 1949, Schraut and ten students received a $10,200 contract from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) to analyze or "reduce" aircraft flight load data. This project, which became known as Project Globe, was followed by a second data reduction contract for $25,000. During 1951-1952, Dr. Schraut directed the expansion of research efforts at UD. In 1952, he began Project Delta, recruiting full-time professional researchers for nuclear weapons effects research. From these beginnings, sponsored research at UD grew to $1 million by 1956 and on September 1 of that year, the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) was formally established.

Dr. Schraut's civic and professional activities included the American Math Society; the Math Association of America; the American Society for Engineering Education, for which he was chairman of the Math Division; the American Association of University Professors; the Metropolitan Dayton Honors Society; and the National Science Foundation Summer Institute, which he directed in 1959 and 1961-1967.

#### Submissions from 2015

Riemannian Geometry (Abstract), Chikako Mese

Sixteenth Kenneth C. Schraut Memorial Lecture (Poster), University of Dayton. Department of Mathematics

#### Submissions from 2014

Data Stories and Pictures; Discovering Lessons and Principles for Statistics and for Life (Abstract), Rafe Donahue

#### Submissions from 2013

Fourteenth Kenneth C. Schraut Memorial Lecture (Poster), University of Dayton. Department of Mathematics

#### Submissions from 2012

Thirteenth Kenneth C. Schraut Memorial Lecture (Poster), University of Dayton. Department of Mathematics

#### Submissions from 2011

Imaginary Numbers, Unsolvable Equations, and Newton's Method (Abstract), Jeffrey Diller

Twelfth Kenneth C. Schraut Memorial Lecture (Poster), University of Dayton. Department of Mathematics

#### Submissions from 2010

Every Time I Turn Around There's Dr. Schraut or You Can't Take Mathematics out of a U. D. Mathematics Major (Abstract), Eugene Steuerie

Eleventh Kenneth C. Schraut Memorial Lecture (Poster), University of Dayton. Department of Mathematics

#### Submissions from 2009

These Aren't Your Mothers and Fathers Experiments (Abstract), Thomas J. Santner

Tenth Kenneth C. Schraut Memorial Lecture (Poster), University of Dayton. Department of Mathematics

#### Submissions from 2008

Leadership founded in habits of inquiry and reflection (Abstract), Robert C. Bolz Jr.

Ninth Kenneth C. Schraut Memorial Lecture (Poster), University of Dayton. Department of Mathematics

#### Submissions from 2007

An Euler Trifecta (Abstract), William Dunham

Eighth Kenneth C. Schraut Memorial Lecture (Poster), University of Dayton. Department of Mathematics

#### Submissions from 2006

The Role of Biostatistics in Medical Devices: Making a Difference in People’s Lives Every Day (Abstract), Gregory Campbell

Seventh Kenneth C. Schraut Memorial Lecture (Poster), University of Dayton. Department of Mathematics

#### Submissions from 2005

Gröbner Bases: A Natural Extension of Gaussian Reduction and the Euclidean Algorithm (Abstract), Patrick Flinn

Sixth Kenneth C. Schraut Memorial Lecture (Poster), University of Dayton. Department of Mathematics

#### Submissions from 2004

Fifth Kenneth C. Schraut Memorial Lecture (Poster), University of Dayton. Department of Mathematics

#### Submissions from 2003

Fourth Kenneth C. Schraut Memorial Lecture (Poster), University of Dayton. Department of Mathematics

#### Submissions from 2002

How to Keep Up with Mathematics (Abstract), Paul Campbell

Third Kenneth C. Schraut Lecture (Poster), University of Dayton. Department of Mathematics