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The U.S. Postal Service is anticipating the upcoming total eclipse of the sun with a stamp celebrating the majesty of solar eclipses. This new stamp will be the first U.S. stamp to use thermochromic ink, which reacts to the heat of your touch. When you place your finger over the black disc on the stamp (left), the ink will change from black to clear and reveal an image of the moon (right). The image reverts back to the black disc when it cools. The stamp is a photograph of a total solar eclipse that was seen over Libya in 2006 by astrophysicist Fred Espenak.

Here's a math problem for you to try:

Multiply: 259 x your age x 39

See the magical number you get!

Congratulations to Dalis Carter on receiving the Mathematics and Physics Department’s Service Award at the School of the Sciences Awards Ceremony!  Dalis was recognized for her dedication to participating in department events, and always helping out with her beautiful smile!

Congratulations to Reid Foxwell ('16 BS Applied Math) on receiving his Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) at the 2017 Graduate and Professional School graduation!  Reid participated in our BS/MAT program which allowed him to begin taking graduate courses during his senior year as an undergraduate so that he could complete his MAT just one year after his BS.  Reid teaches math at Catonsville High School.  Congratulations, Reid!  We love watching the success of our alumni!

The Mathematics and Physics Department wishes warm congratulations to Dalis Carter on her graduation today with a BS in Applied Mathematics....Click here to read more.

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