Applied Mathematics Newshttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-eventsThe Math and Physics Department is Thankful For...http://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/the-math-and-physics-department-is-thankful-for<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/t/a/Happy Thanksgiving.jpg" width="220" height="124"/></p>
<p>...Our wonderful students</p>
<p>...Our dedicated faculty and staff</p>
<p>...Our caring community</p>
<p>...Everyone at Stevenson</p>
<p>Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!</p>
Fri, 23 Nov 2018 02:52:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9643Applied Math Junior Recognized as a Top Student-Athletehttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/applied-math-junior-recognized-as-a-top-student-athlete<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/p/m/Katie Leftridge picture.jpg" width="140" height="210"/></p>
<p>Applied Math junior, Katie Leftridge, was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District 2 team for women's volleyball. The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Women's Volleyball Team, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. Katie led the Mustangs to a 23-12 record and an NCAA second round appearance in addition to the program's seventh straight conference championship. Katie is a three-time MAC Commonwealth Player of the Week and was also named AVCA Division III Player of the Week for the second time in her career.</p>
<p>Congratulations, Katie! We're proud and excited for you!</p>
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 01:49:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9641The New (SI) Kilogramhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/the-new-si-kilogram<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/j/z/DAvidDrewer.resized.jpg" width="500" height="375"/></p>
<p>Last week, physics faculty member, Dr. David Drewer gave a seminar <span>on the proposed revision of the International System of Units (SI) including the new proposed definition of the kilogram.</span> It was an informative and well-received presentation! </p>
<p>We learned today that the new standard has been approved by the <span>General Conference of the International Bureau of Weights.</span></p>
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 01:51:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9552Mathstavaganza 2018!http://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/mathstavaganza-2018<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/t/q/Mathstravaganza 1.resized.jpg" width="500" height="332"/></p>
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<p>Mathstravaganza was one of the events at SU as a part of Maryland STEM Festival, a showcase of STEM events across the state of Maryland to encourage students of all ages to take a greater interest in STEM with the hope that they will pursue a STEM-based job or career. Mathstravaganza featured several mathematically-inspired interactive games and demonstrations, all run by our students and faculty. These games and demonstrations could be understood and appreciated by people of all ages and mathematical backgrounds. We were excited to have many visitors to our event. As usual, Mathstravaganza was amazing and fun! Special thanks to faculty member Dr. Ben Wilson for leading the event. </p>
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 02:28:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9642Applied Math Faculty Member Presents at Hood Collegehttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/applied-math-faculty-member-presents-at-hood-college<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/h/w/Wilson_Hood2.reized.jpg" width="500" height="272"/></p>
<p><span>Math faculty member, Dr. Ben Wilson, was invited to speak at Hood College for their Mathematics Seminar. His talk was based on the research in computational linguistics he did jointly with Applied Math majors Billy Heidel and Evan Williams over the summer during the S3RP (Summer Science Scholars Research Program).</span></p>
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 01:25:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9640Applied Math One of the Top Five Lucrative College Majorshttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/applied-math-one-of-the-top-five-lucrative-college-majors<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/j/r/Applied Math Logo.png" width="441" height="427"/></p>
<p>Each year, Bankrate.com ranks the most lucrative majors and Forbes reported them recently. Included on their list are Applied Math (#5) and Actuarial Science (#1). Our Applied Math majors are well prepared!</p>
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 18:13:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9557Applied Math Junior Chosen as Athlete of the Week!http://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/applied-math-junior-chosen-as-athlete-of-the-week<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/b/x/AThofWeek11.1.resized.jpg" width="367" height="464"/></p>
<p>Congratulations to Applied Math junior, Caroline Dangel, on being chosen as Athlete of the Week! In the MAC Commonwealth Semifinal on October 31st, Caroline had 15 assists, 2 service aces, 3 digs and scored 4 points. Go Mustangs!</p>
Sun, 04 Nov 2018 00:09:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9586Happy Halloween from the Math/Physics Departmenthttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/happy-halloween-from-the-math-physics-department<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/z/g/Halloween 2.resized.jpg" width="500" height="375"/></p>
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<p>Faculty and students dressed up to celebrate! Happy Halloween!</p>
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 18:43:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9580Astronomy Movie Nighthttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/astronomy-movie-night<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/l/a/the Dish.2.jpg" width="337" height="500"/></p>
<p>The Math and Physics Department is excited about our upcoming Astronomy Movie Night. Come see how a radio telescope in rural Australia received the TV broadcast of Neil Armstrong's first steps on the Moon, and transmitted that epic moment to the rest of the world! Thursday November 1, 7 PM, SBL 403.</p>
Sun, 28 Oct 2018 00:39:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9551Applied Math Mustangs Make a Differencehttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/applied-math-mustangs-make-a-difference<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/j/v/Math Table.resized.jpg" width="500" height="331"/></p>
<p>The Applied Math freshman completed a day of service known at SU as Mustangs Make a Difference Day. The service project conducted by the students involved making math flashcards for a local elementary school. These colorful cards will be used by local students for extra practice in their math classes. We enjoyed making a difference for others!</p>
Wed, 24 Oct 2018 01:02:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9553Escape Room Opens for Annual Competition!http://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/escape-room-opens-for-annual-competition<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/j/x/Capture_EscapeRoom_Poster1-1.png" width="388" height="500"/></p>
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<p>The Department of Mathematics and Physics is really excited about our second annual Escape Room. This year's Halloween-themed game is designed by two of our faculty members, Dr. Will Hodge and Dr. Ben Wilson. Teams of four and five students, faculty and staff from across the university have signed up to compete to see who can escape the fastest. Stay tuned for pictures of the room and to learn which team wins.</p>
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 01:20:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9548Faculty Member Invited to Speak at The College of New Jerseyhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/faculty-member-invited-to-speak-at-the-college-of-new-jersey<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/b/n/wilsonpic1.resized.jpg" width="500" height="375"/></p>
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<p><span>Math faculty member, Dr. Ben Wilson, was invited to speak at The College of New Jersey for their Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium series. His talk was based on the research in computational linguistics he did jointly with Applied Math majors Billy Heidel and Evan Williams over the summer during the S3RP program.</span></p>
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:12:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9530Women's Volleyball Winshttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/womens-volleyball-wins<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/j/f/caroline-dangel-volleyball.jpg" width="383" height="389"/></p>
<p>Several of our Applied Math majors, Caroline Dangel, Katie Leftridge and Darian Hileman are starters on the Women's Volleyball Team. On Oct. 13, Stevenson faced Kean University and Cabrini University. The Mustangs won the tri-match, beating both teams in straight sets. Pictured above is applied math junior setter Caroline Dangel diving for the ball in the Mustangs’ win against Kean University.</p>
Sun, 14 Oct 2018 00:38:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9549Successful Hurricane Relief Bake Salehttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/successful-hurricane-relief-bake-sale<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/p/w/Students working at bake sale.resized.jpg" width="500" height="332"/></p>
<p>Our Hurricane Florence relief bake sale was very successful! We were able to raise $405 which will directly help those who were devastated by the hurricane last month. Special thanks to everyone who baked, bought and volunteered at the sale. Our caring community was once again happy to help those who needed our assistance. </p>
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 01:07:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9528Publication of Student-Faculty Researchhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/publication-of-student-faculty-research<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/b/d/Nick Cassera.1.jpg" width="470" height="500"/></p>
<p>Congratulations to 2015 Applied Math Alum, Nick Cassera (shown above), physics faculty member, Dr. Will Hodge, and collaborator, Dr. Matthew Rave from Western Carolina University, on their paper, <span>“Berry phase oscillations in a simple model” being accepted for publication in the <u>European Journal of Physics</u>. Nick and Dr. Hodge started this research in our Summer Science Scholars Research Program (S3RP). It's exciting to see the work completed and accepted for publication! Nick is now a software engineer in Texas. </span></p>
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 14:03:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9502Upcoming Bake Sale to Aid Hurricane Victimshttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/upcoming-bake-sale-to-aid-hurricane-victims<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/d/o/bake sale.resized.jpg" width="386" height="500"/></p>
<p>Kappa Mu Epsilon, the Math Honor Society, and the Math and Physics Department are pleased to announce a Hurricane Florence Relief Bake Sale. The event will take place on October 10th, the day after Fall Break. Everyone is invited to participate by baking, buying or volunteering to help out!</p>
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 02:14:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9529Applied Math Junior Named as MAC Player of the Weekhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/applied-math-junior-named-as-mac-player-of-the-week<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/t/y/Katie Leftridge.jpg" width="476" height="249"/></p>
<p>Congratulations to Junior Applied Mathematics major Katie Leftridge on being named MAC Commonwealth Player of the Week in Women's Volleyball! We're so excited for you!</p>
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 01:03:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9500Applied Math Major Honored with Slattery Awardhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/applied-math-major-honored-with-slattery-award<p class="MsoNoSpacing"><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/t/c/Rebecca and Mentor.resized.jpg" width="500" height="375"/></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">Congratulations to Rebecca Gruver on being selected as the Slattery Scholarship Recipient for 2018. Rebecca was chosen as the senior in the School of the Sciences who has a strong academic record and best embodies the virtues and qualities that made Dr. Susan Palmer Slattery so special: honest, hardworking, caring, love of learning, support of women in math and science. Rebecca was given her award at the annual Slattery Lecture which included a talk by Erik Herman, Science Engagement Specialist for Cornell University. Lots of people attended the event in support of Rebecca- family members, friends including applied math students and others, faculty and her mentor from Booz Allen Hamilton. She is shown here with her mentor.</p>
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:27:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9556Applied Math Majors Shine on Volleyball Teamhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/applied-math-majors-shine-on-volleyball-team<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/x/i/Volleyball stars.resized.jpg" width="500" height="375"/></p>
<p>Three of our applied math majors are enjoying this fall as starters on the Women's Volleyball Team! They also find time to relax in the Math Collaboratory with friends. Pictured here are Darian Hileman, Caroline Dengel and Katie Leftridge.</p>
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 11:16:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9555Paper in "The Pedagogy of Harry Potter"http://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/paper-in-the-pedagogy-of-harry-potter<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/p/s/Jamie and Kerry.jpg" width="446" height="500"/></p>
<p><span>Dr. Jamie Goodall (left, Department of Public History) and Dr. Kerry Spencer's (Department of Math and Physics) paper, “The Good, The Questionable, The Toxic: Using Muggle-Borns as a Lens for First-Gen Experience with Mentorship,” will be published in an upcoming book, <em><span>The Pedagogy of Harry Potter. </span></em>The paper will examine the difficulty both muggle-born and first-generation university students face as they navigate appropriate and inappropriate mentor-mentee relationships without the benefit of cultural fluency and against existing biases. The paper offers advice for both students and faculty members on creating and nurturing effective mentoring relationships. </span></p>
Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:32:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9443Building Community: Math Teahttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/building-community-math-tea<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/v/t/Math Tea.2018.resized.jpg" width="500" height="375"/></p>
<p>Math Teas are a chance for our students and faculty to spend time together weekly. Games, food, discussion and relaxation all make for a good time! </p>
Fri, 31 Aug 2018 11:11:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9554Welcome to the 2018-2019 Academic Year!http://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/welcome-to-the-2018-2019-academic-year<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/r/h/Decal.resized.jpg" width="375" height="500"/></p>
<p>The Department of Mathematics and Physics is very excited to start the 2018-2019 year! The start of a new academic year always brings wonderful energy and excitement to campus. It also gives us a fresh start with new programs, ideas, and plans.</p>
<p>More details will follow on this blog about our students, our activities, exciting classes and our faculty. </p>
<p>WELCOME to our new students and WELCOME BACK to our returning students. We hope you’re as excited about the upcoming semester as we are!</p>
Mon, 27 Aug 2018 01:19:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9424Applied Math Students Shine at Faculty Staff Meetinghttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/applied-math-students-shine-at-faculty-staff-meeting<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/d/y/University Singers.resized.jpg" width="500" height="375"/></p>
<p>Faculty and staff were in for a real treat at the Faculty-Staff meeting to open the 2018-19 academic year. The University Singers led the audience in an interactive music presentation. The University Singers were great- and two of them were Applied Math majors. Shout out to Applied Math junior, Rebecca Williford and Applied Math sophomore, Daniel Belanger! The department faculty and staff loved seeing you!</p>
Thu, 23 Aug 2018 21:49:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9445Internship Working with Statisticshttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/internship-working-with-statistics<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/r/n/Census Bureau.png" width="225" height="225"/></p>
<p><span>Applied Math major Zachary Delong is completing his internship at the United States Census Bureau. "I am working with the Quarterly Services Survey, where I analyze data that companies send in regarding their income. I am responsible for a variety of different industries." Zach is really excited about this internship because, "I hope to work with numbers and analyze sports statistics so this is a good start for my career!" </span></p>
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 17:39:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9410Details on MathFesthttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/details-on-mathfest<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/j/t/Ben and Eileen.resized.jpg" width="500" height="375"/></p>
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<p><span>Math faculty and staff, Dr. Mark Branson, Ms. Thairen Greene, Ms. Eileen McGraw, and Dr. Ben Wilson attended MAA MathFest 2018 in Denver. Dr. Wilson and Ms. McGraw attended a special workshop on Data Science and the Mathematics Department (top picture), Dr. Wilson gave a talk on research he has been doing with some Stevenson Applied Mathematics majors titled "Would Wheel of Fortune be Easier in Dothraki or Klingon?" (second picture) and Ms. McGraw (3rd picture) and Ms. Greene (last picture) gave a talk on the recent additions of several co-remediation classes in our department titled "The Journey to Co-remediation".</span></p>
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 01:08:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9423MathFest 2018http://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/mathfest-2018<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/x/y/Faculty at MathFest.resized.jpg" width="500" height="281"/></p>
<p>We are excited that four faculty and staff from the Math and Physics Department were able to attend MathFest this August. At MathFest, a conference of the Mathematical Association of America, mathematicians present the latest in mathematical research and education each summer. Stevenson faculty and staff presented both their research and department projects. They also attended presentations and met with colleagues from other institutions. MAA meetings always bring great ideas and enthusiasm to SU!</p>
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:40:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9422Internship at the US Census Bureauhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/internship-at-the-us-census-bureau<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/d/s/Census Bureau Logo.png" width="358" height="141"/></p>
<p><span>Applied math senior, James Wiercinski, is completing his Capstone Internship at the United States Census Bureau in the Economic Indicators Division on Foreign Trade. Analysts in this division review United States import and export data. James is currently working on the new commodity number (484 report) and editing the short and long descriptions of commodities. James' career goal is to be a statistician/data analyst, so he's excited to have an internship with skills that match his career plans!</span></p>
Sun, 05 Aug 2018 17:00:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9409Summer Research Students Visit Baltimore's Water Filtration Planthttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/summer-research-students-visit-baltimores-water-filtration-plant<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/v/x/S3RP visitors.resized.jpg" width="500" height="374"/></p>
<p>On Friday, the students of the Summer Science Scholar Research Program (S<sup>3</sup>RP) at Stevenson University attended a tour at the Montebello Water Filtration Plant in Baltimore, MD (picture above). It was very interesting to learn about the chemical treatment processes that our water undergoes before we are able to use it. We first stopped at an old wooden pipe and learned about the beginnings and history of the Baltimore water system. After this we were able to see flocculation and sedimentation of the water which removes the impurities. This was very interesting; you could see how much clearer the water got in this process. From here we were able to see some of the filtration process where the water passes through sand. We really enjoyed being able to walk through and see the purification process up close!</p>
<p>After the tour, students returned to SU for a picnic and some games. Shown below are Applied Math Majors, Billy Heidel (left, back) and Evan Williams (right) playing croquet with Asia Robison, a biology participant in S<sup>3</sup>RP.</p>
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Tue, 31 Jul 2018 14:00:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9413Math Commandmentshttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/math-commandments<p>Some summer math fun!</p>
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Thu, 26 Jul 2018 17:32:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9371Faculty Member Attends AIBL Workshophttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/faculty-member-attends-aibl-workshop<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/j/f/Wilson IBL DC 1.resized.jpg" width="500" height="375"/></p>
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<p><span>Math faculty, Dr. Ben Wilson (shown on left in both pictures), attended the Academy of Inquiry Based Learning (AIBL) Workshop in Washington D.C. this summer. According to the AIBL website "Inquiry Based Learning, or IBL for short, is a broad range of empirically validated teaching methods which emphasize (a) deeply engaging students and (b) providing students with opportunities to authentically learn by collaborating with their peers." The Department of Mathematics and Physics at Stevenson has been incorporating IBL teaching methods into several math courses for a few years including the Calculus sequence and many of the upper level math courses. The workshop gave Dr. Wilson a chance to develop skills and practice necessary for successful implementation of IBL, in addition to networking with other math faculty also interested in IBL. The workshop was a big success and Dr. Wilson is excited to use much of what he learned there in his classes this fall and beyond! Photographs taken by Katie Kahle are the property of AIBL and used by permission for this story.</span></p>
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 02:19:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9398