The mission of the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is to provide: 1) courses for specific programs of study, 2) courses to fulfill General Education requirements, and 3) service courses for other programs. In carrying out its mission, the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences offer programs in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Wildlife Conservation leading to degrees at the associate and baccalaureate level. Degree programs in Mathematics and the Sciences are also available for students pursuing careers in Middle Childhood and Adolescent to Young Adult Education.
Additionally, the School services the General Education Program of the University by providing courses in the Mathematics and Natural Science components of the program. Courses for Pre-professional study in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, chiropractic, and engineering are available. An education in Mathematics and Science can lead to a wide range of challenging professional occupations in such areas as education, government, and industry.
The faculty of the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences choose a fellow colleague to be the Featured Faculty. This gives the opportunity to acknowledge the Faculty and get to know them a little better through a set of questions we ask them.
NERD/D Award-Famous scientist and some of their discoveries:
Issac Newton – Laws of motion, gravity laws, and binomial theorem
Albert Einstein – Relativity
Ernest Rutherford – Proton
Marie Dubois – Homo erectus
Charles Darwin – Natural selection
The award is pronounced “Nerd – dee!”
Faculty of the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences choose students with outstanding scholarship. This gives the opportunity to acknowledge the student and get to know them a little better through a set of questions we ask them.
Faculty & Staff
The Kidd Math/Science Center is located on East College Street at the University of Rio Grande in Rio Grande, Ohio. It is easily recognized as you follow the beautiful arched bridge that spands from the road to the front doors of glass atrium. The Kidd Math/Science Center opened in 1985. With an award winning masonry design, the center’s front doors open to a glass atrium with live plants & a trickling pond. A spacious lobby follows with comfortable studying facilities. Our center houses three large chemistry labs, three biology labs, one physics lab, one computer lab, lecture rooms, faculty offices and a large bent glass greenhouse that enhances the view of our campus. Connected is McKenzie Hall which opened in 1997 providing Mathematics & Science students along with the Nursing students, two large lecture halls, a variety of lecture rooms, an anatomy lab, three computer labs, faculty offices and a conference room with a beautiful view of campus and the surrounding landscape.