Monday, August 22, 2016

Schulz Passed Exam P and Exam FM

Taya Shulz and Dr. Gordon Swain
Taya Schulz passed Exam P and Exam FM.

Schulz, a 2016 Ashland University graduate, has passed the Society of Actuaries' Probability Exam (Exam P). The exam tests the candidate's knowledge of the fundamental probability tools for quantitatively assessing risk. Exam P is one of the exams required to achieve professional status as an actuary.

Schulz also passed the Society of Actuaries' Financial Mathematics Exam (FM Exam). The exam tests the candidate's knowledge of annuities, bond valuation, immunization, time-value of money, derivative uses and strategy.

Actuaries are professionals who provide expert advice and relevant solutions for business and societal problems that involve economic risk. The actuarial profession is consistently ranked as one of the top 5 careers in the United States.

For more information about the Actuarial Science Program at Ashland University, contact Dr. Christopher Swanson, at cswanson@ashland.edu. You may also learn more about being an actuary at www.beanactuary.com.

Join the Math and Computer Science department in congratulating Taya Schulz on her success; passing the Exam P and Exam FM!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

McCourt Received Pi Mu Epsilon Student Speaker Award

Grace McCourt Pictured with Dr. Darren Wick

Grace McCourt received a Pi Mu Epsilon Student Award at the National MAA's MathFest Conference, last week. Her presentation was based on the research she is doing with Dr. Chris Swanson for her Honor's Capstone Project, as well as some research she has done this summer under the Good Award.

To the best of knowledge, McCourt, is the first Ashland University student to receive the PME Student Speaker Award. Join the Math and Computer Science department in congratulating, Grace McCourt, on this accomplishment.

Maharjan has a Summer Internship with J.M. Smucker Co.

Rupesh Maharjan
Rupesh Maharjan has been working as a Summer 2016 Intern at J.M. Smucker Co. Maharjan has spent the summer interning at J.M. Smucker Co. in the Data Services, Solutions Development of the Information Services Department. This is his second internship at Smucker.

His internship tasks for the 2016 summer have been: Research and recommend web service security policies from Oracle Web Service Manager for SOA Applications, work on SOA virtual machine to freely learn the basics of application development and deployment, column level dependency analysis of certain database objects and create dSeries job run time reports to be able to see trends using Spotfire.

Maharjan, is quoted as saying, "It has been a great opportunity as I have been able to explore my interests, career opportunities and network with amazing people." Join the Math and Computer Science Department in congratulating, Rupesh Maharjan, on this accomplishment.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Byndas Passes Exam P

Michael Byndas and Dr. Gordon Swain
Michael Byndas Passes Exam P

Michael Byndas, a senior at Ashland University, has passed the Society of Actuaries' Probability Exam (Exam P). The exam tests the candidate's knowledge of the fundamental probability tools for  quantitatively assessing risk. Exam P is one of the exams required to achieve professional status as an actuary.

Actuaries are professionals who provide expert advice and relevant solutions for business and societal problems that involve economic risk. The actuarial profession is consistently ranked as one of the top 5 careers in the United States.

Congratulations, Michael!

For more information about the Actuarial Science Program at Ashland University, contact Dr. Christopher Swanson, at cswanson@ashland.edu. You may also learn more about being an actuary at www.beanactuary.com.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

2016 Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics) New Inductees

The following students were inducted into the Pi Mu Epsilon in 2016: Ryan Bastian, Kali Bolen, Michael Byndas, Kelly Crowl, Dani Czekaj, Michael Hudec, Katie Hurley, Ivan Larson, Alex Lillich, Rupesh Maharjan, Grace McCourt, Charlie Michel, Linda Morales, Alyssa Predota, Alexandria Sandwisch, Alek Schemine, Taya Schulz, Susuanne Silvernail, Rebecca Stettin, Morgan Wiles.



2016 Pi Mu Epsilon New Inductees

 


Pi Mu Epsilon is the national mathematics honorary society. The purpose of the society is to promote scholarly activity in mathematics among the students in academic institutions. Sophomore, junior and senior mathematics majors and minors who meet the eligibility requirements are invited to join this prestigious honorary.

Math and Computer Science 2016 Honor's Reception

The 2016 Honor's Reception for the Math and Computer Science Department was held on April 27, 2016. Students were awarded for a GPA of 3.5 in their Math and Computer Science courses. In addition, there were outstanding student awards, graduates, scholarship recipients, Pi Mu Epsilon new inductees, ACM officers, MAA officers, UPE officers, presentation, participation and student worker recognitions. Congratulations to all students who were awarded.

The following students were chosen to receive outstanding awards for their grade level.


Outstanding Sophomores
Emily Law and Brady Douglas


Outstanding Juniors
Ryan Bastian, Linda Morales, Michael Byndas and Grace McCourt

 
Outstanding Seniors
Katherine Hurley and Rupesh Maharjan

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Ashland University Actuarial Science Program Ranked in Top 40 List

Ashland University has been identified as having one of the best values in Actuarial Science programs in a recent ranking by Online Accounting Degree Programs. AU is one of only three schools in Ohio to make the top 40 list of actuarial degree programs in the country.

Dr. Christopher Swanson, professor of mathematics at Ashland University, was pleased with AU’s ranking in the Top 40. "When I developed that actuarial science program at Ashland University in 2009, I did so as I believed our faculty would be able to effectively prepare students for passing the professional actuarial exams and for starting their actuarial careers, with individual attention that students often do not receive at larger universities,” Swanson said. “I am very pleased to see Online Accounting Degree Programs has recognized our success in accomplishing this by ranking us among the top 40 actuarial science programs in the nation based on value of education.”

(Article taken from AU Portal.)