Applied Mathematics Newshttp://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/applied-mathematics/blog-news-eventsVisit 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 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>
<h3 id="js_3j" data-ft="{"tn":"C"}">Congrats to our soon-to-be graduates as they finish up their last classes today! SU 2018!</h3>
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>
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>
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