The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the United States Military Academy is located in Thayer Hall. It offers majors in Mathematics and Operations Research, as well as a minor in Applied Statistics.
In the 1830s, a French educator, Theodore Olivier (1793-1853) developed approximately 50 string models to facilitate drawing 3D objects in two dimensions. Twenty-four of the original Olivier models currently reside in the Math Department.
The "Thayer Method," created by Sylvanus Thayer, is a teaching technique still in use today - it emphasizes self study and daily homework as well as a small class size.
In May 2013, the Math Department congratulated the Class of 2013 Operations Research and Mathematical Science majors, at the annual Firstie Recognition Ceremony.
The Math Department, in collaboration with Professor Kit Parker of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, is currently performing research toward better understanding the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI).
In June of 2013, the Department of Mathematical Sciences farewelled Colonels Alex Heidenberg and Rod Sturdivant, recognizing their years of dedicated service to the Academy and the Army.