Applied Mathematics Newshttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-eventsDetails 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/9398Internship at Santander Bank, N.A., in Massachusettshttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/internship-at-santander-bank-n-a-in-massachusetts<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/j/z/Jess Rega.Santander Bank.resized.jpg" width="451" height="500"/></p>
<p>Applied Math rising senior, Jess Rega, is taking part in a 12 week internship program at Santander Bank N.A in Dorchester, MA. She is an intern on the CIO Data & Corporate Functions, and specifically a part of the Enterprise Data Management team within the department. Jess is primarily assisting with the Universal Staging Area (USA). The department is trying to basically create a program to go through files and organize the major database. Other projects she will be participating in include learning the intake process analysis for USA, creating weekly reports of the status of all the projects within the team, doing technical writing, and business analysis for USA.</p>
<p>In Jess' words, "The project I am working on right now is writing up advanced macros to connect to the daily reports and pull the data we need from other Microsoft tools. I will be doing a lot of analysis and programming which is exactly what I want to do. The business analytical skills and the technical coding languages that I learn here will help me a lot with my future. I want to become an analyst so the tools that I learn here would definitely tie into my future plans."</p>
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:47:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9391Department Logo on Collaboratory Doorhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/department-logo-on-collaboratory-door<p><img src="http://stevenson.edu/sebin/n/b/IMG_1009.resized.jpg" width="375" height="500"/></p>
<p>While a student at SU, Gerald Roman-Gonzalez (BS Applied Math '18) designed a logo for our department. We have featured our logo on math jackets and math shirts. Now, we are excited to have our logo installed by the School of Design as a vinyl decal on the door to our Collaboratory! </p>
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:31:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9399Internship in Data Analysishttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/internship-in-data-analysis<p><span><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/z/j/Rebecca Gruver.business photo.resized.jpg" width="400" height="500"/></span></p>
<p><span>Applied Math senior, Rebecca Gruver, is completing her Capstone internship at Booz Allen Hamilton, supporting a Department of Defense client. Rebecca was chosen to participate in the </span>2017 National Security Scholars Program. This prestigious program offers substantial scholarships and assistance with national security clearance processing. Based on her successful internship last summer, Rebecca was invited back to work at Booz Allen Hamilton this year. </p>
<p><span>In her internship, Rebecca is performing research and documentation, engaging with external client customers, analyzing data, and modeling and simulation. She is very interested in data and data science, and "this summer I have the pleasure of working with data scientists and performing data analysis that will hopefully confirm that this field is what I want to continue in after graduation." </span></p>
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Fri, 06 Jul 2018 09:59:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9389Department Welcomes Incoming Freshmenhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/department-welcomes-incoming-freshmen<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/v/j/Incoming freshmen.cropped.jpg" width="500" height="378"/></p>
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<p>The Department is excited to welcome seven new Applied Math freshmen to SU! Our incoming students visited SU over the past two weeks for Mustang Orientation Days. Students were excited to visit SU to learn about their next four years and to meet various people around campus. Our incoming students are part of the Honors Program, playing sports, excited about their future careers in industry and teaching, and looking forward to meeting new people and having new experiences. We wish a warm welcome to everyone! We're looking forward to getting to know you! (Note: not all incoming freshmen are shown here.)</p>
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 10:11:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9390Applied Math Senior is Enjoying her Internship at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShieldhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/applied-math-senior-is-enjoying-her-internship-at-carefirst-bluecross-blueshield<p><img src="http://stevenson.edu/sebin/t/o/Lindsay Weishaar.resized.jpg" width="376" height="500"/></p>
<p>Applied Math senior, Lindsey Weishaar, is completing her Capstone internship at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in the Market Research Department. At her internship, Lindsey programs surveys and analyzes data from the results of the surveys. This internship is giving Lindsey real world experience towards her career goal of working for the federal government!</p>
Mon, 25 Jun 2018 23:42:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9384Students Participate in Computational Linguistics Researchhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/students-participate-in-computational-linguistics-research<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/b/p/Billy and Evan 2.resized.jpg" width="375" height="500"/></p>
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<p><span>Rising Applied Mathematics juniors, Billy Heidel and Evan Williams, are participating in the Summer Science Scholars Research Program (S3RP) this summer working with math professor, Dr. Benjamin Wilson. The work is a continuation of Dr. Wilson's research in computational linguistics. The researchers are looking at the entropy and related values of information sources that print different languages. Entropy is a measure of the complexity of a system. In linguistics, it is a measure of the predictability of a language or, equivalently, the amount of information produced on average per symbol in a printout of a message in a given language. The study involves investigating natural languages like English and Spanish, constructed languages like Klingon and Dothraki, and languages based on a corpora of texts by authors like Shakespeare, Twitter accounts, and United States presidents' speeches. Billy and Evan will work all summer and present their research at SU at the end of July as well as at the Fine School of the Sciences Fall Poster Sessions.</span></p>
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:35:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9381Visit from Northwestern Mutualhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/visit-from-northwestern-mutual<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/z/t/IMG_9965.cropped.resized.jpg" width="500" height="340"/></p>
<p>Ray Salas, Financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual, visited SU to discuss internships for our Applied Math students. Ray was a Capstone mentor for Michael Byrd (Applied Math '17) and we look forward to other students working with Ray to get real-life experience in this exciting field. Ray (left) is shown here with Ellen Roskes (next to Ray), department chair, Ben Wilson, faculty member, and Michelle Schwartz, Student Engagement Coordinator.</p>
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:25:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9380Summer Internship at Social Security Administrationhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/summer-internship-at-social-security-administration<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/b/z/Courtney Hohn at SSA.resized.jpg" width="500" height="375"/></p>
<p>Applied Math Senior, Courtney Hohn, is completing her Capstone Internship at the Social Security Administration in the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics. Her role as an intern is to identify any errors and redundancy in the 2016 SSI Annual Statistical Report, create visualizations of monthly data for publication on SSA's website, and use her programming skills to create interactive maps of data. Courtney hopes to one day become a high school math teacher, but she likes having the experience of working as a mathematician in the government. </p>
Sun, 10 Jun 2018 17:16:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9378Faculty Member Receives SU Seed Granthttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/faculty-member-receives-su-seed-grant<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/l/i/Kerry Spencer.resized.jpg" width="375" height="500"/></p>
<p><span>Congratulations to Dr. Kerry Spencer who was awarded an SU Seed Grant based on her research on Young Adult literature. Here is how she describes her project:</span></p>
<p><span>My work considers the way book marketing functions both independently and dependently from book content in the US Young Adult (YA) market. Marketing for YA literature is particularly complicated because the parties buying books are not usually the same as the ones reading them. By mathematically/inductively establishing the effect of YA book marketing on book sales, the effect of book content on sales can be analyzed; such analysis typically uncovers demographic-related implicit bias with works by POC and women disproportionately affected by lower levels of marketing.</span></p>
Wed, 06 Jun 2018 00:10:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9375Math Faculty Member Promotedhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/math-faculty-member-promoted<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/r/l/Sarah Blanset Promotion.resized.jpg" width="500" height="445"/></p>
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<p>Congratulations to math faculty member, Dr. Sarah Blanset, on her promotion to Associate Professor of Mathematics. Dr. Blanset has excelled in all three areas of faculty responsibilities, teaching, scholarship and service. Best wishes! </p>
<p>Some of the department faculty who were there to celebrate Dr. Blanset's good news were (l to r) Dr. Neal Miller (Physics), Dr. Ellen Roskes (Department Chair), Dr. Mark Branson (Math), Dr. Sarah Blanset, and Dr. Ben Wilson (Math).</p>
Tue, 29 May 2018 20:44:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9372Congrats to Our May 2018 Graduate!http://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/congrats-to-our-may-2018-graduate<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/d/g/math grad 2.resized.jpg" width="375" height="500"/></p>
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<p>Warmest wishes to Gerald Roman-Gonzalez on his graduation with a BS in Applied Math! Gerald has been a favorite in the department for his pleasant manner, for his participation in research with Dr. Wilson, for his mentoring of younger students and for all his help in building our department! </p>
<p>We wish you all the best in all that you do! In the words of Henry David Thoreau: "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."</p>
Thu, 17 May 2018 21:09:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9373Math Majors Receive Tutoring Awardshttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/math-majors-receive-tutoring-awards<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/b/j/Courtney and REbecca.resized.jpg" width="500" height="429"/></p>
<p>Congratulations to Math Juniors, Courtney Hohn (left) and Rebecca Gruver, on receiving Level 3 Master Tutor CRLA Certification as Tutors through our Academic Link! They were honored at an Awards Ceremony and luncheon. At the ceremony, one of the speakers was Dr. Ellen Roskes, Math Department Chair. She shared with the audience the various tutoring she did while she was in college and warmly thanked all the tutors for the impact they are having on the success of SU students!</p>
Sun, 13 May 2018 17:45:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9408Math Problem of the Week Winnershttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/math-problem-of-the-week-winners<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/d/y/Math Problem of the Week.resized.jpg" width="500" height="375" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px;"/></p>
<p>Once again, everyone had a lot of fun all semester with our Math Problem of the Week competition. Students won points for the fast and correct submission of solutions to fun and challenging problems. Congratulations to our winners, all Applied Math sophomores: 1st Place- Billy Heidel (center), 2nd place: Alayna Roesener (right), and 3rd place: Darian Hileman All three were given gift cards and prizes for their accomplishment. A new competition will start again in the fall!</p>
Tue, 08 May 2018 01:31:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9304Last Day of Classeshttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/last-day-of-classes<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/v/x/Finally last day of classes.jpg" width="400" height="400" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px;"/></p>
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Fri, 04 May 2018 12:19:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9311Applied Math Junior Named Pitcher of the Yearhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/applied-math-junior-named-pitcher-of-the-year<main id="mainbody" role="main">
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<p>Congratulations to Applied Math junior, James Wiercinski, on being named the 2018 MAC Commonwealth Pitcher of the Year! James a left-hander, made 12 appearances including 10 starts. He posted a team-best 3.31 ERA to go with his 5-4 record. </p>
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Fri, 04 May 2018 00:51:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9302Math Students Present Research Seminarhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/math-students-present-research-seminar<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/r/z/Steminar 1.resized.jpg" width="500" height="494" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px;"/></p>
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<p>Applied Mathematics majors, Gerald Roman-Gonzalez (left) and Billy Heidel, gave a STEMinar on the Mathematical Analysis of Languages from the research that they performed this semester with Dr. Ben Wilson. Using concepts from information theory such as entropy, they analyzed the complexity of several languages. First defined and studied by Claude Shannon in 1948, the entropy of a written language measures how much information is produced on average for each letter of text in the language. Gerald and Billy did an excellent job, delighting a large audience of over 20 people. </p>
Wed, 02 May 2018 01:01:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9303More Spring Spectacular Pictureshttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/more-spring-spectacular-pictures-2<p>A great time was had by all!</p>
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Sun, 29 Apr 2018 02:19:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/93703rd Annual Spring Spectacular!http://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/3rd-annual-spring-spectacular<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/h/a/Spring Spec 18.1.resized.jpg" width="500" height="331" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
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<p><span>Students, faculty, and staff had a blast at the 3rd Annual Fine School of the Sciences Spring Spectacular. They enjoyed math and science based interactive activities and games, ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, a vacuum cannon, the explosion of a trash can filled with ping pong balls using only liquid nitrogen, a pool filled with a non-Newtonian fluid, and much more! Special thanks to math faculty member, Dr. Ben Wilson, who organized this event, and all the students and faculty who participated in running the events!</span></p>
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:04:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9369Math Major Chosen as Dell Scholarship Recipienthttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/math-major-chosen-as-dell-scholarship-recipient<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/l/y/Jess Rega.Dell Scholarship.reszied.jpg" width="500" height="331"/></p>
<p>Congratulations to Applied Math Major, Jess Rega, the Dell Scholarship recipient for 2018-2019. The Dell Scholarship is endowed by SU board member Mr. Samuel Dell III and the late Mrs. Geraldine Dell and supports the next generation of scientists and mathematicians by providing a scholarship to a science or math major in his/her senior year at SU. Receipt of this prestigious award is intended to enhance the credibility and competitiveness of the recipient in pursuing career goals following graduation. We're so proud of you, Jess!</p>
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 01:05:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9257Students Attend Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conferencehttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/students-attend-undergraduate-mathematics-research-conference<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/j/j/Math Conf 1.resized.jpg" width="500" height="375"/></p>
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<p><span>Several Applied Mathematics majors and minors attended the 2018 Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference at Towson University. The meeting was designed to promote undergraduate research in mathematics by showcasing completed original research, selected expository presentations, as well as research projects in progress. In addition to student presentations, the conference featured two invited faculty talks and a panel on career opportunities in government, industry, and academia.</span></p>
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Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:38:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9249Invited Speaker at Roanoke Collegehttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/invited-speaker-at-roanoke-college<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/t/u/Ben at Roanoke.resized.jpg" width="375" height="500"/></p>
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<p><span>Dr. Benjamin Wilson was invited to give a talk at Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia, as a speaker in their Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics Conversation Series. His talk titled "Would Wheel of Fortune be Easier in Dothraki or Klingon?" was based on his research project with Stevenson Applied Math majors Gerald Roman-Gonzalez and Billy Heidel in which they are analyzing the complexity of constructed languages using tools from Information Theory, Dynamical Systems, and Statistics. During the talk, Dr. Wilson put attendees in the role of Claude Shannon in the late 1940's who studied the complexity of written English using several experiments on native English speakers which exploited their inherent knowledge of the statistics of the language.</span></p>
Tue, 03 Apr 2018 19:53:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9238Celebrating Pihttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/celebrating-pi<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/l/k/Pi Day 2018.resized.jpg" width="500" height="230" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
<p>The Department's annual Approximation of Pi Day Celebration (3/14 is during Spring Break) was a big hit! Math students and faculty enjoyed pizza pies, dessert pies, and other treats. Students presented interesting facts about pi and the partygoers voted on which was the most interesting. The winning fact was Rebecca Gruver's fact about a pi language in which works are written using words of lengths 3, 1, 4, 1, 5, 9,... successively (in the order they appear in pi).</p>
Tue, 27 Mar 2018 11:21:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9227Stephen Hawkings, Physicist, Author, Speakerhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/stephen-hawkings-physicist-author-speaker<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/l/u/Stephen Hawking.jpg" width="249" height="244" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
<p>The Mathematics and Physics Department and people across the world mourn the loss of Stephen Hawking, a British theoretical physicist famous for his work in cosmology and quantum mechanics. <span>After graduating from Oxford in 1962 and receiving his PhD from Cambridge in 1966, much of his research career focused on black holes and the discovery of Hawking radiation. The author of many academic books and articles, Hawking also wrote a number of children's books and popular science books aimed at making science accessible to the general public. Hawking was able to accomplish all this despite an</span> early-onset of Lou Gehrig's<span> disease. Using of variety of speech-production devices that he helped to create, Hawking continued to lecture about his research and make public appearances in recent years despite his worsening physical condition. </span></p>
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:35:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9197Happy Pi Day 2018!http://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/happy-pi-day-2018<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/j/h/Happy Pi Day.jpg" width="490" height="200" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px;"/></p>
<p>Hope everyone is having a great Pi Day and a wonderful Spring Break! Please join us for our annual celebration of Pi on Tuesday March 20th. We'll have, of course, all kinds of pies for you to sample! </p>
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