Applied Mathematics News

The SU Department of Mathematics and Physics is excited to announce that we are hosting the Fall 2023 MD-DC-VA Section meeting of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). The last time Stevenson hosted the meeting was in Spring 2012. The MAA is the largest professional society of college and university mathematics teachers in the world, with 30,000 members. The Maryland-District of Columbia- Virginia Section is the regional affiliate of the national organization, and has 1,900 members. The Section has two meetings a year: one in the Fall and one in the Spring. To learn more visit

Stevenson’s chapter of the AWM (Association for Women in Mathematics) and English 256 – Intro to Digital Publishing hosted the STEMinar “Hair Braiding is a S.T.E.M.” presented by Emalia Denoon. Emalia created and patented a hair braiding tool to teach hair braiding cornrow at an intermediate level in under 15mins. Without realizing it, she had created a scientific approach for a skill that takes years to master. She created a STEM framework and inclusive curriculum to teach hair, hair braiding, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Here’s a clue from our Pi Day Jeopardy competition in the category HAPPY “PI” DAY. Correct responses begin with the letters “PI”. Can you figure it out?

The Department of Math and Physics held a Pi Day celebration with pizza, pie, and Pi(e) Jeopardy!

Applied Mathematics major Shannon Baily is interning at WTW this semester as a Strategic Risk Consultant Intern, where she assists in the risk analysis for multiple clients. At WTW they consult with clients to figure out the best insurance plan for them which typically depends on how much risk they are willing to take on. Shannon is graduating in May 2023 and is on the Actuarial Track.