Applied Mathematics News

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…

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.

We’re excited to share the results of our Hurricane Maria Relief Bake Sale. We were able to raise $1000 which was donated to the Virgin Island Relief Fund (Ms. Thairen Dade’s family is from St. Croix) and United for Puerto Rico (Gerald Roman-Gonzalez’s family is from Puerto Rico). Both charities give proceeds directly to those affected by the hurricane. In addition to financially helping those devastated by the hurricane, we are proud that our Bake Sale helped raise awareness of need to help others and to work towards the overall good of the world community.

Two members of our math community, Ms. Thairen Dade, our Math Learning Specialist, and Gerald Roman-Gonzalez, an applied math senior, have family members whose lives and homes were devastated by Hurricane Maria. KME, the Math Honor Society, and the Math/Physics Department are holding a Hurricane Maria Relief Bake Sale. Thanks to everyone is who contributing to this today- donating baked goods, time, money and good cheer! Hope you can come out and support our efforts! We’re at the south entrance to the Manning Academic Center.

One of the highlights of Stevenson’s First Year Seminar (FYS) course is formulating a service project to bring to Mustangs Make a Difference Day. Held in conjunction with Day to Serve in the state of Maryland, it is a way for Stevenson students to volunteer and give back to their communities. Our Math FYS section ran a table allowing visitors to make tangrams for local elementary schools to help students learn problem solving skills while having fun.