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# Applied Mathematics News

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## Math Problem of the Week Winners

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!

## Applied Math Junior Named Pitcher of the Year

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.

## More Spring Spectacular Pictures

A great time was had by all!

## 3rd Annual Spring Spectacular!

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!

## Celebrating Pi

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).

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