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Applied Mathematics News

It's final exam week, which means our students are so close to winter break!  Good luck to all the applied math major who are taking exams!!


Students, faculty and staff gathered for the annual Holiday Party.  We celebrated the end of the semester and the upcoming holidays, the students who participated in the Math Problem of the Week competition, and Dr. Neal Miller's recent marriage.  Everyone was able to enjoy some homemade and store-bought treats and some students were able to play a final round of Bohnanza (the Bean game played weekly at Math Teas).  A good time was had by all!

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.  Congratulations to Alayna Roesener (Applied Math Major), Cassie Morris (Computer Information Systems Major and Math Minor), and Darian Hileman (Applied Math Major) for earning the top three most points.  All three were given gift cards and prizes for their accomplishment.  A new competition will start again in the spring!

Students and faculty in the department were excited to see a supermoon!  The term supermoon was coined by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979, which he defined as "a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near  its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit."  Since it's at its closest to Earth, it looks bigger and brighter to the naked eye. Students reported being surprised by how big, bright and beautiful the moon was!

Over Thanksgiving, Adjunct Math Professor Dr. David Preston and his wife, T.J., ran the NCR half marathon. They each won in their respective age group.  Here's what Dr. Preston reported: "T.J., usually wins races but it is rare for me.  I wanted to send you the evidence that I was proudly promoting Stevenson both during the race and at the awards ceremony as we displayed our trophies."

Congratulations!  And, of course, we love seeing SU pride!

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