Applied Mathematics News

Each year, faculty in the Department of Mathematics and Physics create an escape room for Stevenson students. In general, an escape room involves “locking” participants in a room and requiring them to solve a series of puzzles within a certain amount of time to accomplish a goal (like finding a key/code to escape). The escape room allows students to apply skills they are learning in their math classes like logic, reasoning, creativity, problem solving, and teamwork in a fun and exciting way outside of the classroom. The Escape Room returned as an in-person event this year for the first time since 2019 with the theme of Magic!

The Stevenson chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) gathered to play the AWM game EvenQuads (a game similar to Set) that features a female mathematician on each card with a short biography.  After playing the game, participants each picked a random card from the deck and shared the story of the mathematician featured on it.