Applied Mathematics Newshttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-eventsStephen 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>
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:51:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9196KME Honor Society Inductionhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/kme-honor-society-induction<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/d/k/Whole Department.resized.jpg" width="500" height="332" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
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<p>This spring, eight students were initiated into the Maryland Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honors society. Led by Applied Mathematics majors, Rebecca Gruver, Courtney Hohn, and Jess Rega, the current President, Vice President, and Treasurer of KME respectively, the induction ceremony involved an overview of the history, ideals, purposes, and symbols of KME. This year marked the 13th initiation for KME at Stevenson. Parents, current KME members, and faculty gathered to watch Olivia Appicella, Billy Heidel, Darian Hileman, Cassie Morris, Alayna Roesener, and Lindsey Weishaar be initiated. Alex Dangel and Cara Habicht were also initiated, but couldn't attend the ceremony. Among other components, qualifications for KME are based on a students GPA, class rank, the number of upper level math courses they have taken, and their performance in their math courses at Stevenson. Congratulations to all of the new KME members!</p>
Mon, 26 Feb 2018 21:58:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9169Applied Math Major Named MAC Player of the Weekhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/applied-math-major-named-mac-player-of-the-week<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/p/a/JamesWiercinski.pitcher.jpg" width="288" height="376" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
<p>The Stevenson University baseball team swept this week's MAC Commonwealth weekly awards, with Applied Math junior, James Wiercinski, being selected as the Pitcher of the Week. James allowed two hits and one run in five innings of work in a no-decision in the season opener against Penn State Abington Saturday, an eventual 3-1 win. He struck out eight and walked three in his outing. Congrats, James!</p>
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:19:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9160Students Enjoy Research with Faculty Memberhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/students-enjoy-research-with-faculty-member<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/l/y/Research picture.resized.jpg" width="500" height="425" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
<p><span>This semester, Applied Math majors Gerald Roman-Gonzalez and Billy Heidel are working on an independent research project with math professor, Dr. Ben Wilson. The research, which Dr. Wilson and Gerald began as a summer research project during the S3RP program at Stevenson, involves analyzing the complexity of constructed languages using tools from information theory. Gerald and Billy work on the project together each week. Then, at the end of the semester, they will present their work at the School of the Sciences Poster Session.</span></p>
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Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:10:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9151Math Major Chosen as Athlete of the Weekhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/math-major-chosen-as-athlete-of-the-week<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/p/a/Jess Rega Athlete of the Week.resized.jpg" width="293" height="459" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
<p>Math junior, Jess Rega, was chosen as the Athlete of the Week today! Jess had a top toss of 12.26 m in the shot put to finish second overall in the throwing events at the NYU Invitational held at the New York Armory on February 9th. Congrats Jess! At interview with Jess can be found at:</p>
<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=ZEHJ5WQQGHs</p>
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:58:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9153Weekly Math Teahttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/weekly-math-tea-2<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/j/n/Math Tea game.resized.jpg" width="500" height="375" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
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<p>Students look forward to the weekly Math Teas. It's a great opportunity for applied math majors to talk with friends and faculty, play games, grab a bite to eat, do some homework, or hang out with friends. This semester, Math Tea takes place on Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 in the Math Collaboratory, MAC S150.</p>
Sun, 11 Feb 2018 01:33:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9133Physics SoLVE Provides Academic Support to Studentshttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/physics-solve-provides-academic-support-to-students<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/x/i/SoLVE 1.resized.png" width="500" height="206" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
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<p>SoLVE is a resource available to all students taking physics. The goals of this academic support program are to improve students' problem solving strategies, to increase exposure to course material, to increase students' confidence in problem solving, and to practice study skills. Students enrolled in Physics I or II can attend any of the four one-hour sessions offered each week. In each session, students work in small groups on problem sets created by the physics professors and the SoLVE coordinator. So far this spring semester, <strong>over half </strong>of the students enrolled in physics have taken advantage of this valuable resource.</p>
Tue, 06 Feb 2018 01:00:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9132Faculty Member Completes Marathonhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/faculty-member-completes-marathan<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/t/q/Ben Marathon 2018.resized.jpg" width="320" height="500" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
<p><span>Math faculty member, Dr. Ben Wilson,<span> </span></span><span>and his wife, Sydney Gross,</span> <span>completed a marathon in Phoenix over winter break. The race featured several rock 'n' roll bands scattered throughout the 26.2 mile course. Dr. Wilson has run several half marathons around the country and this was his second time completing a full marathon. </span></p>
Sun, 28 Jan 2018 01:56:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9098Welcome Back!http://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/welcome-back-2<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/p/e/academic-center-omn.jpg" width="480" height="310" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
<p>The Department of Mathematics and Physics is very excited to start the spring semester! Welcome to our new students and welcome back to our returning students. Don't forget to join us for the weekly Student-Faculty Math Tea, Tuesdays 1-2 in the Math Learning Collaboratory, S150!</p>
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:54:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9097Faculty Members Present at Conferencehttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/faculty-members-present-at-conference<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/t/e/JMM 2018.resized.jpg" width="463" height="500" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
<p>Over winter break, Dr. Mark Branson (right) and Dr. Ben Wilson attended the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) in San Diego. With thousands of mathematicians attending from around the world, the JMM is one of the largest international math conferences each year. Both professors gave presentations at the meeting: Dr. Branson spoke in a session on Humanistic Mathematics titled <i>Fighting Alternative Facts: Teaching Quantitative Reasoning with Social Issues.</i> Dr. Wilson presented in a session on Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning titled <i>Active First Semester Calculus</i>.</p>
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:51:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9096Applied Math Senior Presents his Internship Projecthttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/applied-math-senior-presents-his-internship-project-at-sos-poster-session<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/b/n/Gerald Roman Gonzalez poster.resized.jpg" width="500" height="332" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
<p>Applied math senior, Gerald Roman-Gonzalez, completed his Capstone internship at the Social Security Administration in the Analysis Group. He loved working in the actuary efield as this is directly connected to his career plans. Gerald presented his poster on "Data Mining Algorithims for Extrapolating Information from the Disability Applicant Pool" at the School of the Sciences semi-annual Poster Session in December. Great job, Gerald!</p>
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 01:03:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9079Update on Alumnihttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/update-on-alumni<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/h/y/Kellie and Grant.resized.jpg" width="500" height="500" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
<p>It's always great hearing updates from our alumni! Kellie Forsythe (Applied Math '13) and Grant Simard (Applied Math '12) live in Ashburn, Virginia. Grant is working as a contracting officer at Agile Defense. Kellie is working at the Department of State in IT. They travel to a lot of work-related conferences and meetings and are enjoying seeing new places in the US and worldwide. Grant and Kellie are pictured here with their French bulldog, Thor. </p>
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 11:19:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9078Capstone Internship Leads to Job Offerhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/capstone-internship-leads-to-job-offer<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/b/v/Mike Byrd 2.cropped.resized.jpg" width="500" height="416" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
<p>Mike Byrd, who graduated in December, completed his Capstone internship at Hunt Valley Northwestern Mutual, a financial planning company. Mike enjoyed working there and was pleased to be offered a position upon graduation! Mike presented his Capstone project, "The Effect of Granum on the Financial Industry" at the School of the Sciences Poster Session in December.</p>
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 12:26:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9080Happy New Year!http://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/happy-new-year<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/f/r/Happy-New-Year-2018.jpg" width="500" height="375" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
<p>Warm wishes to all for a great year!</p>
Mon, 01 Jan 2018 21:40:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9085Happy Holidays!http://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/happy-holidays<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/z/x/Happy Holiday1.png" width="500" height="377" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
<p>Our Holiday Letter shares our accomplishments this year:</p>
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<p>The Department of Mathematics and Physics wishes everyone a Happy Holiday Season! </p>
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 12:35:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9060Congratulations to Applied Math Graduatehttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/congratulations-to-applied-math-graduate<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/j/b/Mike Byrd.Sized.jpg" width="368" height="500" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
<p>Congratulations to Mike Byrd on his graduation this fall! He had a great experience at Stevenson, both in the classroom and on the basketball court. Mike has several job offers and is in the process of deciding which one to accept. Congratulations and best wishes from everyone at SU!</p>
Tue, 19 Dec 2017 02:10:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9077Good Luck on finals!http://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/good-luck-on-finals<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/d/m/Good luck on final.jpg" width="960" height="960" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
<p>It's final exam week, which means our students are so close to winter break! Good luck to all the applied math major who are taking exams!!</p>
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:12:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9066Department End of Semester Partyhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/department-end-of-semester-party<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/j/p/Student playing beans.resized.jpg" width="500" height="363" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
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<p>Students, faculty and staff gathered for the annual Holiday Party. We celebrated the end of the semester and the upcoming holidays, the students who participated in the Math Problem of the Week competition, and Dr. Neal Miller's recent marriage. Everyone was able to enjoy some homemade and store-bought treats and some students were able to play a final round of Bohnanza (the Bean game played weekly at Math Teas). A good time was had by all!</p>
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:28:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9059Math Problem of the Week Top Winnershttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/math-problem-of-the-week-top-winners<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/h/g/Winners of Problem of the WEek.jpg" width="960" height="731" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
<p>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. Congratulations to Alayna Roesener (Applied Math Major), Cassie Morris (Computer Information Systems Major and Math Minor), and Darian Hileman (Applied Math Major) for earning the top three most points. All three were given gift cards and prizes for their accomplishment. A new competition will start again in the spring!</p>
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:44:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9054Supermoon Makes Rare Appearancehttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/supermoon-makes-rare-appearance<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/r/r/supermoon.jpg" width="180" height="103" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
<p>Students and faculty in the department were excited to see a supermoon! The term supermoon was coined by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979, which he defined as "a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit." Since it's at its closest to Earth, it looks bigger and brighter to the naked eye. Students reported being surprised by how big, bright and beautiful the moon was!</p>
Mon, 04 Dec 2017 18:58:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9042Stevenson Pridehttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/stevenson-pride<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/h/c/2017NCR.David Preston.resized.jpg" width="333" height="500" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
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<p>Over Thanksgiving, Adjunct Math Professor Dr. David Preston and his wife, T.J., ran the NCR half marathon. They each won in their respective age group. Here's what Dr. Preston reported: "T.J., usually wins races but it is rare for me. I wanted to send you the evidence that I was proudly promoting Stevenson both during the race and at the awards ceremony as we displayed our trophies."</p>
<p>Congratulations! And, of course, we love seeing SU pride!</p>
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 22:09:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9056Applied Math Freshman named Football Team Rookie of the Yearhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/applied-math-freshman-named-football-team-rookie-of-the-year<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/v/l/gould_MAC Rookie of the Year.resized.jpg" width="500" height="195" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
<p>Congratulations to Applied Math freshman, Ian Gould, on being named the 2017 Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Rookie of the Year as a kicker on the SU football team! Ian has enjoyed the finest season by a kicker for the Mustangs. He has accounted for 73 points for the Mustangs this season, going 12-14 on field goal attempts, while he has converted all 37 PAT attempts thus far in 2017. Go Mustangs!</p>
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:56:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9000Mathstavaganza 2017!http://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/mathstavaganza-2017<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/d/g/Mathstravaganza1.resized.jpg" width="500" height="332" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
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<p>Everyone attending Mathstravaganza had a fantastic time! The games and demonstrations were fun to lead and to participate in. We were glad to welcome all our visitors to SU. Everyone is already looking forward to next year's event!</p>
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 22:01:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/9055Mathstravanza 2017 Coming This Fridayhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/mathstravanza-2017-coming-this-friday<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/h/w/Mathstravaganza 2017.resized.png" width="386" height="500" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
<p><span>Mathstravaganza is this Friday, November 10, from 3-5 PM in the KMAC South Main Concourse (right inside the main entrance on the south side of the building) and is open to the public. The event is 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. <span>Mathstravaganza will feature several mathematically-inspired interactive games and demonstrations, all run by our students and faculty, that can be understood and appreciated by people of all ages and mathematical backgrounds. Hope you can join us! Any questions, please contact Dr. Ben Wilson (<a href="mailto:bwilson4@stevenson.edu">bwilson4@stevenson.edu</a>).</span></span></p>
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:27:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/8971Ian Gould Named MAC Special Teams Player of the Weekhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/ian-gould-named-mac-special-teams-player-of-the-week<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/r/n/gould football.cropped.resized.jpg" width="500" height="297" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
<p>Half of our Applied Math majors play on sports teams at SU! Applied Math freshman kicker Ian Gould was named the Middle Atlantic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, following his role in Saturday's 44-12 football win at Wilkes University! Ian totaled 14 points as he finished 3-3 on field goal attempts and 5-5 on PAT tries on the afternoon. His field goals came from 33, 28 and 19 yards. Gould also averaged 52 yards per kickoff on eight kickoff attempts on the afternoon.</p>
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 20:01:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/8965Women's Volleyball Captures Sixth Straight MAC Commonwealth Crownhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/womens-volleyball-captures-sixth-straight-mac-commonwealth-crown<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/b/j/wvb_champs_volleyball.resized.jpg" width="500" height="375" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
<p>Congratulations to the Women's Volleyball Team, including applied math majors, Caroline Dangel, Darian Hileman, and Katie Leftridge, and applied math minor, Sarah Riggin, on winning the MAC Commonwealth women's volleyball championship this weekend with a 3-1 win over second-seeded Arcadia University. With the win, Stevenson (32-1) earns an automatic berth to next week's NCAA Division III Women's Volleyball Championship. The Mustangs, who are ranked No. 2 in the Mid-Atlantic Region, will learn their NCAA opponent and destination on Monday at 12:30 pm when the NCAA airs the tournament's selection show on NCAA.com.</p>
Sun, 05 Nov 2017 01:06:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/8966Party to Celebrate Escape Roomhttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/party-to-celebrate-escape-room<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/h/y/Party for Escape Room.resized.jpg" width="500" height="375" hspace="50" vspace="50" style="margin: 50px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
<p>Congratulations to all 15 teams who participated in the Escape Room! On Halloween, everyone who took part in the Escape Room was invited to the Escape Room Celebration. Winners were announced, prizes were awarded and everyone enjoyed snacks provided by faculty and staff. Sign-ups for next year's Escape Room are a long way off, but all teams have already said that they are coming back for Escape Room 2018!</p>
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:35:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/8967Escape Room Receives High Praisehttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/escape-room-receives-high-praise<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/j/d/Will and Ben.resized.jpg" width="500" height="375" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
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<p>Students, faculty and staff report that they are really enjoying the Escape Room. Fifteen teams are in the competition to solve this murder mystery. Each is trying to complete the room in under an hour. A sneak preview into the room shows a skeleton (with Escape Room developers Will Hodge and Ben Wilson) and various clues. Winners will be announced on Halloween at a midday party! Stay tuned...</p>
Wed, 25 Oct 2017 10:42:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/8954Escape Room is Cominghttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/escape-room-is-coming<p><img src="http://www.stevenson.edu/sebin/t/m/Escape Room Entrance.resized.jpg" width="375" height="500" hspace="15" vspace="15" style="margin: 15px; vertical-align: top;"/></p>
<p>The Math/Physics Department is excited to offer students across the university an opportunity to participate in an on-campus Escape Room! Students will be given the opportunity to use clues and solve puzzles in groups of 4 or 5 to escape from the Math Collaboratory, S150. The team that escapes in the fastest time will win a prize and bragging rights.This adventure, developed by faculty members, Dr. Will Hodge (physics) and Dr. Ben Wilson (math), will take place October 23-30. </p>
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:44:00 GMThttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-events/post/8947